Laurel FitzPatrick is a partner in the asset management group and serves as leader of the firm’s hedge funds and credit funds teams. Laurel has extensive experience structuring and advising a wide range of hedge funds and other private funds, including domestic and offshore partnerships, limited liability corporations and offshore corporations. Recent fund formations include alternative multi-year incentive fee arrangements and innovative hybrid vehicles as well as more traditional hedge fund structures, CLO equity funds compliant with EU risk retention rules and treaty and other funds suitable for direct lending. In addition to fund formation, Laurel assists clients in creating profit-sharing and other compensation structures which provide appropriate incentives and succession strategies.
A former partner at Tiger Management, LLC, a registered adviser and hedge fund group, Laurel brings practical in-house experience to bear in her work with clients. Laurel works with clients on a wide range of issues including trade structuring and compliance, meeting with regulators on behalf of clients, assisting with regulatory audits, obtaining exemptive and no-action relief from the SEC and helping develop compliance and internal control procedures. She also assists clients in restructuring their funds when necessary and helps them develop legal and risk management policies with respect to prime brokers and other counterparties.