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 sits on its Boston chapter’s Leadership Committee. Ms. Elam’s advises and represents clients with respect to all aspects of the structuring and operation of private investment funds across asset classes, with a primary focus on private equity funds. She counsels on fund structuring and capital raising strategies as well as day-to-day legal compliance and investor facing matters. Ms. Elam 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.
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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 firm, 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 invests in traditional secondary transactions and GP-led secondaries globally

During law school, Ms. Elam served as a judicial intern to the Honorable Patti B. Saris of the U.S. District Court for the District of Massachusetts.

Professional Activities

Ms. Elam is a member of the Boston Bar Association. She is also on the Board of Directors for the Professional Center for Child Development, an organization dedicated to providing children, of all abilities, with a solid foundation for life-long learning.

Professional Experience

During law school, Ms. Elam served as a judicial intern to the Honorable Patti B. Saris of the U.S. District Court for the District of Massachusetts.


Ms. Elam completed Boston University School of Law’s Transactional Practice Concentration with Honors. While in law school, Ms. Elam competed on behalf of Boston University in the Oxford International IP Moot Court Competition, for which she won the Sir Nicholas Pumfrey Best Individual Mooter Award (5th place). She and her teammate also won the Highest Ranked Team at the End of the Preliminary Rounds Award. Also during law school, Ms. Elam was a member of the Boston University Journal of Science & Technology Law and served as a writing fellow for Boston University’s First-Year Writing Program from 2012-2013.

Ms. Elam was an invited participant in Boston University’s 2013 Homer Albers Prize Moot Court Competition. In 2012, she won the Best Oralist award for Boston University’s Edward C. Stone Moot Court Competition.

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J.D., 2014
Boston University School of Law
(cum laude, Edward F. Hennessey Distinguished Scholar)
B.F.A., 2008
University of Cincinnati, Conservatory of Music
(magna cum laude)



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