Mandee Gruen is a partner in the firm’s Business Law Department and a member of the Private Investment Funds and Real Estate Industry groups. She also co-chairs the firm’s Impact and Responsible Investing practice and is a member of the Corporate Social Responsibility initiative.





Ms. Gruen’s practice focuses on establishing private funds through U.S. 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, Ms. Gruen 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.

Ms. Gruen is also involved in Goodwin’s PropTech Initiative, which is focused on supporting the intersection of Real Estate and Technology through thoughtful collaboration across the two practice areas. As a participant, Ms. Gruen stays up to date on relevant market trends impacting the PropTech sector to effectively support clients involved in this space.

Professional Activities

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

Professional Experience

Prior to joining Goodwin, Ms. Gruen was a tax associate at King & Spalding LLP in New York.


Ms. Gruen was named an Acritas Star for 2019. 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. Ms. Gruen has also been 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.

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LL.M., 2005
New York University School of Law
J.D., 2002
New York University School of Law
B.S., 1999
University of Virginia

(with distinction)



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