SUSAN D. LEWIS, a partner in the New York office since 1986, practices securities and corporate law, principally in connection with pooled investment entities, including private equity and venture capital funds and their investments.
Ms. Lewis has worked on a wide range of corporate and securities transactions, both in the United States and in the international marketplace. Her focus includes the structuring of pooled investment vehicles in partnership, limited liability company, joint venture and trust forms and direct ownership vehicles for equity participants, as well as ongoing representations of these vehicles, their investment advisers and/or investor participants in connection with their operation, governance and investments.
She regularly acts as issuer’s and underwriter’s counsel, and also advises corporate, tax-exempt, pension fund and sovereign institutional investors in connection with their investments in investment vehicles and co-investments. Ms. Lewis has worked on a variety of domestic and offshore public and private investment funds, including private equity funds, venture capital funds, real estate funds, distressed debt funds, mezzanine funds, hedge funds, arbitrage funds, infrastructure funds, funds of funds, business development companies and employees’ securities companies and has advised the investment advisers to those entities.
Ms. Lewis has participated in panel discussions for the American Bar Association and the International Bar Association, the Practising Law Institute and The New York Law Journal Seminar Series addressing such topics as private investment fund structures and terms, and she writes on the same subjects.