J.R. Ames represents private equity sponsors in their fundraising matters and management company and general partner arrangements. J.R.’s fundraising experience spans venture capital funds, buyout funds, funds of funds and credit funds. He also has deep experience with continuation funds, co-investment arrangements and funds of one. In addition to his sponsor-side practice, J.R. represents institutional investors in connection with their investments in private funds.

Clients appreciate J.R.’s collaborative approach, judgment and responsiveness, as well as his thorough understanding of what is important to both sponsors and investors.


  • Gridiron Capital
  • Parthenon Capital Partners
  • Manulife
  • Riata Capital Group
  • Veronis Suhler Stevenson & Co
  • Accolade Partners

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