Charles Jacobs is a partner in the Private Equity and Investment Funds group. He represents institutional investors and managers in connection with the formation of private investment funds.
My primary focus is on representing institutional investors in connection with their investments in private investment funds. I represent a number of the leading and most active institutional investors in the world, including public pension funds, funds of funds, endowments and foundations. I also represent sponsors and managers and advise them in connection with the formation of private investment funds. Finally, I represent both buyers and sellers in private equity secondary transactions and have been actively involved in several of the largest secondary portfolio transactions over the past few years.
I see the private funds industry continuing to evolve. Increased regulation of the industry will likely continue as will the use of more customized structures, as larger investors become more sophisticated and focused on specific strategies.
State University of New York at Buffalo, J.D.
University of Pennsylvania, B.A.
Charles has been recognized for exceptional standing in the legal community in The International Who's Who of Private Funds Lawyers 2012, Chambers Global 2017 and Chambers USA: America’s Leading Lawyers for Business 2016 for Investment Funds and Private Equity work. He has been recognized in Chambers Global and Chambers USA in prior years.
Charles is a member of the American Bar Association (Venture Capital Committee and Committee on Negotiated Acquisitions), New York State Bar Association (Banking, Corporate and Business Law Sections), Erie County Bar Association (Corporation Law Committee) and International Bar Association (Private Investment Funds Committee). He is a member of the Buyouts Insider Advisory Board and is a frequent speaker at industry conferences.