Lynette Elam is a partner in Goodwin's Private Equity group and a member of the Private Investment Funds practice based in the Boston office

Lynette Elam

Lynette Elam
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Lynette Elam is a partner in the firm’s Private Equity group and a member of the Private Investment Funds practice. She is also a member of Women@Goodwin and the Hiring Committee for Goodwin’s Boston office. Lynette advises and represents clients with respect to all aspects of the structuring and operation of private funds across asset classes, with a primary focus on private equity. She counsels on fund structuring and capital raising strategies as well as day-to-day legal compliance and investor facing matters. Lynette has significant experience working with funds operating and raising capital in different geographies, including the United States/North America, Europe and Latin America. She is regularly involved in a variety of projects across the fundraising spectrum, from smaller funds to multi-billion-dollar investment programs. She joined Goodwin in 2014.


Representative transactions include advising:

  • Advent International Corporation, a global private equity firm, in the formation of multi-billion dollar global private equity funds and regional funds investing in Latin America
  • TA Associates, a global growth private equity firm, in the formation of multi-billion dollar private equity funds
  • Pitango Venture, a venture capital firm, on multi-million dollar venture capital and growth equity funds
  • TA Realty, a real estate investment management firms, in the formation of multi-million dollar real estate funds
  • AEW Capital Management, a real estate investment firm, in the formation of multi-billion dollar real estate funds
  • A global asset manager on a fund that will invest in traditional secondary transactions and GP-led secondaries globally

During law school, Lynette served as a judicial intern to the Honorable Patti B. Saris of the U.S. District Court for the District of Massachusetts. She also worked for two years within the in-house legal department of Sonus Networks, Inc. as a legal contractor.




Boston University School of Law

(cum laude, Edward F. Hennessey Distinguished Scholar)


University of Cincinnati

Conservatory of Music

(magna cum laude)



  • Massachusetts

Recognition & Awards

Lynette is recommended by Legal 500 USA for Private equity funds (including venture capital).