Gavin F. Alexander
Gavin joined Ropes & Gray in 2013 and is an associate in the hedge funds group. He has experience representing investment advisers, hedge funds, private equity funds and institutional investors on a variety of transactional and regulatory matters. Gavin represents private fund advisers on all aspects of their businesses, from initial formation, Advisers Act registration, and marketing and launching both open-end and closed-end funds, to a wide range of compliance and operational matters, and to eventual sales and wind-downs. Gavin also regularly advises institutional investors on co-investments and secondary transactions.
Prior to joining the firm, Gavin served as a law clerk to the Honorable Ralph D. Gants at the Massachusetts Supreme Judicial Court. During law school, Gavin worked as an intern at the Boston Regional Office of the Securities and Exchange Commission, served as a senior editor of the Harvard Journal of Law & Technology, and spent two years researching, drafting, and editing the first edition of a treatise for the United States Department of the Treasury’s Bureau of the Fiscal Service. From 2016-2018, Gavin served as Co-Chair of the Massachusetts LGBTQ Bar Association, and he presently serves on the Board of Directors of the National LGBT Bar Association.
- Advises credit and health care royalty manager on fundraising, structuring, and launching multiple closed-end investment funds with up to $2 billion in targeted commitments.
- Advises one of the nation’s oldest and largest hedge fund managers on matters relating to the purchase, sale and management of various investments, including bankruptcy claims, and on negotiating contractual arrangements with various service providers.
- Advises multiple institutional investors (including sovereign wealth funds, foreign pension plans, and various private funds and separately managed accounts) on structuring and negotiating co-investment opportunities offered by private equity sponsors and secondary acquisitions of closed-end fund interests.
- Advises several hedge fund and private equity fund managers on SEC registration and ongoing compliance and regulatory issues, including advising on compliance policies and procedures, regulatory filings, and other day-to-day compliance issues unique to private fund managers.