William F. McCormack

Retired Partner

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  • LLM, University of Virginia, 1972
  • JD, The Catholic University of America, 1971
  • BS, Virginia Tech, 1968

Qualifications

  • New York, 1973
  • American Bar Association
  • New York State Bar Association
  • Virginia Bar Association
  • Who's Who Legal, the International Who's Who of Business Lawyers (2005-2014)
  • Who's Who Legal, the International Who's Who of Private Fund Lawyers (2005-2014)
  • Chambers USA: America's Leading Lawyers for Business (2004-2007, 2009-2013)
  • Chambers Global: The World's Leading Lawyers in Business (2004, 2005, 2010-2014)
  • The Best Lawyers in America (2012-2014, 2016-2017)
  • The Best Lawyers in New York (2013, 2017)
  • PLC Which Lawyer? Yearbook (2007-2008, 2010-2013)
  • Euromoney's Guide to the World's Leading Private Equity Lawyers (2005-2007)
  • New York Super Lawyers (2006-2007, 2013-2016)
  • International Finance Magazine Leading Lawyer 500 - Top 500 Lawyer Global (2013)

William F. McCormack

Retired Partner

Bill primarily represented domestic and international sponsors of private investment funds, including: buy-out, venture capital, mezzanine, distressed securities, infrastructure, emerging market and special opportunity, and fund of funds. He worked with these sponsors on their fundraising activities, organizational structure, operational matters, and portfolio company investments. He also assisted fund sponsors with their internal management arrangements.

A former co-head of Ropes & Gray’s Private Investment Funds group, Bill was well recognized for his broad knowledge of industry best practices and “market” terms and conditions. He was a frequent invited speaker at private equity conferences—including ones sponsored by Private Equity International and Dow Jones - Private Equity Analyst—and he also chaired the Financial Research Associates’ Annual Tax Practices for Private Equity Funds conference.

Experience

  • Index Ventures; Greenpark Capital; Ethos Private Equity; Mercapital; Cortec Group; Clearview Capital; Gridiron Capital; Triton; Hutton Collins; IK Investment Partners (f/k/a Industri Kapital); Sovereign Capital; Gilde Buy-Out; Bencis Capital; Hitec Vision; Phoenix Equity; Montagu; Capitalworks Private Equity; and Palamon.