Tim Clark is a partner in Goodwin’s Private Equity group and a member of the firm’s Private Investment Funds practice. He has represented a wide range of private equity clients, including private equity and other alternative managers operating in the buyout, growth equity, credit, distressed/special situation, secondary, real asset (including energy and agribusiness) and venture capital sectors. His clients include established managers raising funds across multiple asset classes and strategies as well as first-time and emerging managers raising more targeted fund products.

Recognized as a leading investment funds lawyer, Mr. Clark has significant experience working with funds operating and raising capital in different geographies, including the United States/North America, Europe, Latin America and Asia. His work includes the full spectrum of private equity fund formation and manager activities, including formation of new firms and manager joint ventures; fund structuring; capital raising; carry and other incentive programs; Investment Advisers Act and Investment Company Act advice; fund subscription facilities and fund liquidity transactions; secondary transactions including portfolio sales and purchases, GP restructurings and stapled secondaries; GP stakes transactions; and firm transition planning.

Prior to joining Goodwin in 2019, Mr. Clark was a partner at Sidley Austin LLP, where he co-headed the Private Equity Fund Formation practice.

Areas of Practice
Domaines D’Expertise





  • Representation of a major secondary investment firm in the purchase of a diversified portfolio of over 250 private fund interests, one of the largest secondary transactions ever completed*
  • Representation of a growth equity firm focused on making energy and financial services investments in over $5 billion in fundraisings and targeted capital raises*
  • Representation of an agribusiness investment firm in over $1 billion in credit fund, PE fund, co-investment and fund of one fund product offerings*
  • Representation of a distressed credit and special situation fund manager in connection with the formation of a $550 million+ private equity fund*
  • Representation of several private equity firms in connection with fund restructurings, stapled secondaries and spinouts*
  • Representation of a growth equity fund manager in connection with the formation of a fund focused on investments in the southern U.S.*

* Denotes experience prior to joining Goodwin

Professional Activities

Mr. Clark is a member of the Private Investment Fund Forum and the New York State Bar.


Mr. Clark has been recognized by The Best Lawyers in America Best Lawyers for his work in Private Funds / Hedge Funds Law 2022.

Mr. Clark has garnered praise and accolades from numerous industry publications, including the following:

  • Chambers Global - 2020-2022
  • Chambers USA – America’s Leading Business Lawyers
  • International Who’s Who of Business Lawyers
  • The Legal 500 US
  • Who’s Who Legal: Private Funds 2016
  • The Best Lawyers in America – 2019

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J.D., 1988
New York University School of Law
(cum laude, Order of the Coif, John Norton Pomeroy Prize, Law Review Alumni Association)
B.A., 1985
Wesleyan University
(Phi Beta Kappa, Heideman Award for Community Service)



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