Paul J. Verbesey

Paul J. Verbesey

Partner Co-Chair, Private Investment Funds
Paul J. Verbesey

Paul Verbesey is partner and co-chair of Goodwin’s Private Investment Funds practice. He is also a member of the firm’s Private Equity practice. Mr. Verbesey focuses his practice on the structuring, formation and operation/ongoing management of a variety of private investment vehicles, including real estate funds, private equity funds, natural resources funds and securities funds, and their management companies. His corporate practice has also included work in mergers and acquisitions, corporate finance, securities, real estate securities and capital markets and venture capital/private equity. Mr. Verbesey is a member of the firm’s Pro Bono Committee. Mr. Verbesey joined Goodwin in 1998. 





Mr. Verbesey’s experience in the private investment funds area includes establishing a variety of private funds through U.S. and international securities offerings (including those in the form of limited partnerships, limited liability companies, real estate investment trusts and various non-U.S. investment vehicles), representing fund sponsors and investors in the preparation and negotiation of fund formation and investment documents, and counseling fund sponsors and managers with respect to a variety of ongoing fund matters and internal operational and compensation matters. In addition to structuring private offerings in a manner that avoids registration under the Securities Act of 1933, he has experience advising clients with respect to the Investment Company Act of 1940 and the Investment Advisers Act of 1940. Mr. Verbesey also has experience advising fund clients with respect to compliance with Islamic law, or “shari’a.”

Professional Activities

Mr. Verbesey is a member of the Boston, Massachusetts and American Bar Associations.


Mr. Verbesey was a recommended lawyer for Private equity funds (including venture capital) and Patents: Licensing by The Legal 500 in 2021 and 2022.

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J.D., 1998
William & Mary School of Law
B.A., 1992
Georgetown University



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