Ropes & Gray Strengthens Private Investment Funds Practice

On February 16, 2016, Ropes & Gray announced that it has added Catherine Skulan as counsel to the firm’s private investment funds practice. Her arrival follows the recent addition of Edward Baer, who joined the firm’s investment management practice as counsel in San Francisco. Skulan has substantial experience in the formation of private investment funds, including pan-Asia and China-focused private equity funds; real estate funds; special situations and distressed investment funds; and co-investment and side-car vehicles. Baer’s 20-year career includes 11 years of in-house registered funds experience, during which he was involved with exchange-traded fund product development; fund distribution and marketing; acquisitions; and other strategic business matters. For insight from firm partners, see “Ropes & Gray Attorneys Discuss Implications for U.S. Hedge Fund Managers of the European Market Infrastructure Regulation” (Jul. 18, 2014); “Estate Planning Tips for Hedge Fund Managers” (Jun. 2, 2014); and “Ropes & Gray Attorneys Discuss the Impact on Private Fund Managers of Final Regulations Under the Volcker Rule” (Mar. 13, 2014).

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