Our unique practice is focused on serving a limited number of private investors, family offices, private equity funds, venture capital investors, and entrepreneurs active in domestic and international markets, as well as foreign and domestic fund sponsors and institutional investors in private investment funds.
An important part of our practice is the representation of active and retired executives and founders of corporations referred to us by the law firms representing those corporations, as well as their family members, heirs, or investment offices. We also serve as counsel on private investments for select U.S. and non-U.S. clients of trust companies, private wealth managers, and estate planning lawyers serving U.S. and non-U.S. families.
Our core practice areas include private equity and venture capital investments, co-investments, club deals, and secondary sales, complex private equity fund formation, private fund investments, negotiation of side letters, negotiation, drafting and furnishing of legal opinions for transactions, hedge fund formation, mergers and acquisitions, formation of holding companies, limited partnerships and other companies in the U.S. and worldwide, structuring and advising family offices, advising on sustainable and socially responsible investing, corporate social responsibility, advising investors on public company shareholder engagement, advising issuers in private placements and securities offerings, cross-border investment structuring and emerging markets transactions, as well as foreign investment in the United States.
Our founder, Kenneth Schwartz (Castro-Ramírez), has deep knowledge of the legal systems, business environment, and investment practices in Latin America and other regions of the world outside the U.S., as well as the global private wealth management industry.
Ken is also involved in work related to the nexus of investments, capital, ESG, SRI, CSR, shareholder engagement, corporate governance, corporate partnering, ecological justice, stewardship, faith, mission, diversity, and international human rights. Schwartz LLC has been recognized for its leadership in diversity.
Our firm is founded on the highest principles of integrity and a passion for excellence.
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Typically, new clients come to us by introduction from an existing client, trust company, financial institution, fund administrator, law firm, accounting firm or other acceptable introducer with whom we have a preexisting relationship.