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Launching a private equity fund involves navigating an array of regulatory complexities and business challenges. A private equity fund encompasses unique securities, regulatory, and tax issues. Capital Fund Law Group advises emerging and established private equity fund and real estate fund managers on all aspects of fund formation and ongoing operations.


Our flat-fee private equity fund legal services include start-to-finish counsel with all aspects of launching a real estate fund. Our services include structuring the offering terms, preparing the disclosure documents and agreements, filing the federal Form D and assisting with investment advisor registration.


We have authored numerous industry publications, including white papers, sample PPM excerpts and blog posts dedicated to helping emerging managers understand various aspects of forming alternative investment funds (scroll below to read or download). Our firm has been quoted on securities law topics in some of the nation’s leading financial publications, including Forbes, Entrepreneur, and Business. Capital Fund Law Group was recognized for its exceptional investment fund legal expertise by Wealth and Finance International Magazine’s Alternative Investment Awards in 2014 and 2015.

Call (212) 203 - 4300 or email us to schedule a complimentary consultation with one of our attorneys to discuss the legal structure, regulatory requirements, timeline and costs involved in forming a hedge fund. We will also be happy to answer any questions you have about launching your fund.

Private Equity Fund Resources

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Real Estate Fund PPM Document Excerpt | An Example Document

This is a brief excerpt of a sample Real Estate Fund Private Placement Memorandum (PPM) with footnoted explanations of the PPM provisions.

The PPM is based on a fictitious master-feeder hedge fund using a global fixed-income arbitrage strategy. The accompanying explanations discuss the reasons behind certain disclosure language as well as more detailed examination of certain fund topics and how they apply to the disclosure document.

The excerpt also provides drafting tips, best practices recommendations, potential pitfalls and common mistakes in hedge fund PPMs. The fictitious feeder fund XYZ, LP is a domestic feeder fund to a Cayman Island master fund. Although the XYZ Feeder Fund, LP specifically uses a fixed-income arbitrage strategy, the explanations provide information that should be helpful to fund managers using any strategy.

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Starting A Private Equity Fund a White Paper

A private equity fund is a pooled investment vehicle created for investments in equity securities and real estate. This white paper discusses some of the key structural considerations and investment terms involved in starting a private equity fund. The term “private equity fund” covers a broad spectrum of closed-end investment strategies, including early state funds (venture-capital), growth equity funds, leveraged buyout funds, and real estate funds. For specific information on structuring a real estate fund, see our white paper entitled: Forming a Real Estate Fund–Strategy, Structure and Investment Terms.