Press Release September 14, 2021

Goodwin Deepens Private Investment Funds Bench with Partner Michael Aluko

Global law firm Goodwin today announced that Michael Aluko joined the firm’s Private Investment Funds practice as partner, resident in the New York office.

“Michael’s vast experience with funds, alternative investment vehicles, and institutional investors — especially within the real estate sector — will significantly benefit our clients,” said John Ferguson, co-chair of the Private Investment Funds practice. “As our clients’ fundraising and investment activity continues to accelerate in New York and around the world, we’re thrilled to welcome Michael to our market-leading team.”

Aluko advises sponsors, investment managers, and institutional investors on structuring, regulatory, derivatives, and legal issues impacting private investment funds, including real estate, private equity, Qualified Opportunity Zone, venture capital, and hedge funds, as well as related co-investment, joint venture, and principal investment fund structures.

Aluko joins Goodwin’s Private Investment Funds practice in furtherance of the firm’s objective to remain at the leading edge of representing clients around the globe raising capital through private investment structures. Since 2019, the firm has welcomed partners Karen Chao and Steven Clemens in New York, Zee Ahmedani in Los Angeles, Justin Cornelius and David Irvine in London, Joachim Kayser and Sebastian Bruchwitz in Frankfurt, and principal Bastien Voisin in Luxembourg.

Goodwin’s 150+ lawyer Private Investment Funds practice supports over 500 investment managers raising capital to invest in the private equity, real estate, technology, and life sciences sectors. The firm was recently named the top law firm for fund formation by Law360, the Legal 500 UK Awards, IJ Global, and SuperReturn Awards. Since the start of the COVID-19 pandemic, the Private Investment Funds practice closed more than 60 funds totaling over $200 billion in raised capital.