KKWC and EisnerAmper Panel Details Benefits, Tax Considerations, Common Structures and Terms of Seed Deals

A recent panel hosted by EisnerAmper and Kleinberg, Kaplan, Wolff & Cohen discussed the current seeding landscape, focusing on common seed deal structures and terms, the availability of seed capital and common tax considerations in seed deals. For an overview of seeding and seed deal terms, see “Seward & Kissel Private Funds Forum Analyzes Trends in Hedge Fund Seeding Arrangements and Fee Structures (Part One of Two)” (Jul. 23, 2015). The program was moderated by Kleinberg Kaplan partner Eric S. Wagner, and featured his partners Philip S. Gross and Jason P. Grunfeld, as well as Frank L. Napolitani, director in the financial services group at EisnerAmper. This article highlights their insights. For more from Gross, see “Tax Court Decision Upholding ‘Investor Control’ Doctrine May Nullify Tax Benefits for Some Policyholders Investing in Hedge Funds Through Private Placement Life Insurance” (Jul. 23, 2015); and “The Impact of Revenue Ruling 2014-18 on Compensation of Hedge Fund Managers and Employees” (Jun. 19, 2014). 

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