Edward (Ted) Ughetta is senior counsel in the firm’s Private Equity & Investment Funds group. Representing both private equity/venture fund sponsors and institutional investors, he has extensive experience in private investment fund formation and operations, including governance and securities law compliance matters. Ted also advises our clients regarding hedge fund formation, funds of funds, secondary investments and portfolio company transactions.
I help private equity, mezzanine, distressed debt and other sponsor groups navigate fund-raising, investments and internal administrative matters. I additionally represent institutional investors and asset managers, including tax-exempt foundations and ERISA investors, in their private equity and venture capital investment programs. My broad experience in this area includes alternative investment and manager diligence programs, private banking access funds, employee incentive plans and vesting arrangements.
There are complicated issues that arise for my clients, after formation and beyond everyday deals and investments. I additionally work with them to resolve governance issues and navigate securities law matters relating to private investment funds, including those arising under the Investment Company Act and the Advisers Act.
I also advise Small Business Investment Company (SBIC) licensees on U.S. Small Business Administration regulatory matters and have assisted private fund managers with the SBIC licensing application process.
As the regulatory landscape for managers of alternative investment funds continues to evolve, we see both challenges and opportunities for growth in the private funds industry. In working with private fund sponsors and investors, a strong dialogue is imperative between GPs and LPs to avoid potential landmines related to limited partnership agreements or other governing agreements. Issues relating to fee structures, co-investment opportunities, allocation of expenses and related operational matters need to be considered carefully and disclosed properly in seeking to ensure a successful investment program.
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Cornell Law School, J.D.
Cornell University, The Johnson School of Management, M.B.A.
Princeton University, A.B.
Ted has been recognized by Legal 500 in Private Equity Funds; Formation and Management.