Mandee Gruen, Goodwin Procter LLP Partner, Co-Chair, Private Investment Funds

Mandee R. Gruen

PartnerCo-Chair, Private Investment Funds
Mandee R. Gruen
New York
+1 212 813 8868

Mandee Gruen is a partner in the firm’s Real Estate Industry group and co-chair of Goodwin’s Private Investment Funds practice. She is a member of the firm’s Executive Committee. She is also a member of the firm’s Environmental, Social and Governance (ESG) & Impact practice.


Mandee’s practice focuses on establishing private funds through US and international offerings, organizing fund manager and sponsor entities, advising fund managers and sponsors in establishing compensation structures and internal operating policies, representing funds and investors in the preparation and negotiation of fund formation and investment documents, and restructuring the terms of existing investment funds. She has experience in establishing a variety of domestic and international private investment vehicles, including private equity funds, mezzanine funds, hedge funds, real estate funds, and infrastructure funds.

As a prior member of the firm’s Tax Practice, Mandee has also worked on mergers and acquisitions, joint ventures, financings, real estate transactions and international transactions and advised sponsors, managers and investors on the tax aspects of the formation and operation of a wide variety of private investment funds.

Professional Activities

Mandee is a member of the American and New York State Bar Associations.

She also serves as a member of the Private Investment Funds Committee for the New York City Bar Association.




New York University School of Law


New York University School of Law


University of Virginia

(with distinction)



  • New York

Recognition & Awards

Mandee has been selected for inclusion in The Legal 500 US 2023. She was named a 2022 Notable Women in Law by Crain’s New York Business. This annual award recognizes outstanding female lawyers in New York for their skills and accomplishments, community leadership and ability to help clients thrive in the face of adversity.

In 2019, Mandee was named an Acritas Star. The annual global report honors lawyers who exemplify professional excellence, innovation, and collaboration in the legal profession, and is based on over 6,500 interviews with clients around the world. Mandee was also named in New York Real Estate Journal’s 2019 Women in Real Estate Spotlight, recognizing women specializing in the areas of real estate and professional services.


  • Video: "How to Get RE Impact Investment Right," Privcap Media, October 2017
  • Author, "SEC, IRS Scrutiny of Funds 'The New Norm'," Privcap Media, July 2016