Sarah Davidoff is a partner in Ropes & Gray’s market-leading asset management group who has counseled the world’s largest and most prominent global asset managers for more than 25 years. Cited in Chambers USA for “having a ton of experience and market knowledge,” as well as delivering practical and pragmatic advice, Sarah partners with clients on their most important transactions and all aspects of their businesses.

Sarah advises on asset management M&A, including sponsor-led deals and strategic transactions. Clients value her ability to serve as a thought partner, as well as her creativity in coming up with solutions that support their business goals. Sarah is known for being “a good counselor, crisis manager and solution-oriented lawyer,” according to feedback in Chambers USA.

A recognized leader in the alternative asset management industry, Sarah guides clients in all aspects of raising and operating their buyout, credit, growth equity and venture capital funds and firms. Sarah designed and launched one of the first hybrid funds a decade and a half ago, establishing herself as a pioneer in this area. Since then, she has continued to partner with clients to develop innovative funds and navigate a complex and evolving regulatory landscape. Sarah has received numerous accolades for her work on behalf of clients and is co-leader of the firm’s growth equity and venture funds team.

Sarah is very involved with the broader asset management community. She is a member of and frequent contributor to the New York City Bar’s Committee on Private Investment Funds and speaks frequently at conferences, forums and seminars. She is also deeply committed to giving back through community service. Sarah serves on the boards of arts nonprofit A BroaderWay and the NYU Law Alumni Association, and volunteers with Food Bank For New York City.

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