Michael Aluko is a partner in Goodwin’s Real Estate Industry group and Private Investment Funds practice. Mr. Aluko counsels clients on investment management, private investment funds, derivatives, and regulatory matters. He drafts, reviews, and negotiates offering documents and operating agreements as well as investment management, subscription and other commercial agreements in connection with the formation of and investment in private investment funds (including real estate funds, private equity funds, venture capital funds, hedge funds and fund of funds) as well as related co-investment and principal investment fund structures. Mr. Aluko advises both institutional investors and sponsors on structuring, regulatory, and legal issues impacting various private investment funds including management and “upper tier” compensation arrangements.





Professional Experience
Prior to joining Goodwin, Mr. Aluko was most recently a Shareholder in Greenberg Traurig’s Investment Management and Private Funds practice. Prior to Greenberg Traurig, Mr. Aluko was Lead Counsel at SECOR Asset Management, a global asset manager, and previously was Assistant General Counsel at Teacher Retirement System of Texas (TRS). Prior to TRS, Mr. Aluko spent a number of years in the Structured Products and Derivatives group at Schulte Roth & Zabel, where he advised and represented hedge funds and investment managers on derivatives and structured transactions. In addition, he served as in-house counsel at Bank of America Merrill Lynch and Societe Generale in New York, where he advised business units, investment managers, corporate pension plans, and other investors, in connection with derivatives regulations (including Title VII of Dodd Frank), trading agreements and private fund investments.
Professional Activities

Member, Association of the Bar of the City of New York

Member, American Bar Association

Member, State Bar of Texas

Member, New York Bar Association

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J.D., 2001
New York Law School
B.B.A., Finance, 1998
Baruch College



New York
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