Parr Brown is a leader in the Utah market when it comes to investment fund formation, compliance and transactions. We assist fund managers of a variety of types of open-end and closed-end funds with the structure and organization of funds, associated legal compliance and ongoing transactions. Our lawyers are consistently rated high in the market in fund organization by their peers and have received several related honors.
For venture capital and private equity funds, we assist with fund design and organization, including structuring limited partnerships, structuring general partner and manager relationships, preparing offering documents, addressing internal governance issues, assisting with Investment Advisers Act compliance, and providing advice regarding ERISA and other special investor compliance matters. We also facilitate investments in portfolio companies, including by assisting with investment structure, assisting with due diligence, and negotiating and documenting investor rights and corporate agreements.
For asset-back lending and real estate funds and their managers, we assist with fund design and organization, including structuring limited partnerships, structuring general partner and manager relationships, preparing offering documents and addressing internal governance issues. We also advise with respect to investment adviser, ERISA and other regulatory implications. We assists funds with loan and investment transactions and, if necessary advise on foreclosure and insolvency related issues. We bring together well-qualified experts in all relevant areas, such as securities law, corporate finance, real estate, tax and bankruptcy.
We also have experience in structure and organizing open-end equity, commodity and broad-based hedge funds. We have assisted clients with funds investing in such assets as public equities, commodities, complex commodity and equity-index derivatives, oil and gas assets and non-traditional investments such as art. As with other types funds, we assist with structure, organization, capital raising and regulatory matters.
Parr Brown also works with investors in such funds to evaluate offering terms and documents and negotiate amendments and side letters.