Understanding the Benefits and Uses of Series LLCs for Hedge Fund Managers

Hedge fund managers are continually striving to maximize the advantages available through their choice of legal entity for structuring their funds and management companies.  The series limited liability company (Series LLC) offers a relatively new variation on the traditional limited liability company structure that provides not only liability protection for members vis-à-vis non-members, but also liability protection for members of a given series of interests within the Series LLC vis-à-vis members of other series of interests within the same Series LLC.  In a guest article, Yehuda M. Braunstein, a Partner at Sadis & Goldberg LLP, and Todd K. Warren, Of Counsel at Sadis & Goldberg LLP, discuss: the history and evolution of the Series LLC; the various structural requirements and issues to be considered; the advantages and challenges that are presented by the Series LLC; practical tips regarding how to utilize the Series LLC; and potential uses of the structure by hedge fund managers.

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