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18 September 20232 minute read

DLA Piper welcomes Investment Funds partner group

DLA Piper is pleased to welcome Investment Funds partners Andrew Kreisberg, Mara Topping and Kate McCullough, further expanding the firm’s representation of the world’s largest and most active investors as well as fund sponsors in private markets both domestically and internationally, including in developed and developing markets.

“Andrew, Kate and Mara add to our Chambers-ranked practices in representing sponsors and institutional investors in private markets. They are internationally recognized practitioners and enhance our offering to our clients in investment funds. By joining us, we continue to demonstrate our differentiation in the marketplace and the power of our platform for our clients,” said Jesse Criz, co-head of the firm’s Investment Management and Funds Practice.

Kreisberg’s practice focuses on domestic and international tax law. He regularly represents sovereign and sovereign-related entities in investments in private markets with an emphasis on mergers and acquisitions, real estate joint ventures, REITs and the formation and operation of investment funds. Kreisberg also represents private equity sponsors through all aspects of acquiring and divesting of assets.

Topping focuses her practice on representing clients in domestic and international private investment funds, including closed-end private equity, infrastructure, mezzanine, credit, venture capital and co-investment funds as well as open-ended hedge funds and permanent capital vehicles. She represents sponsors not only for their fund formations but also for their internal “house” economic and governance arrangements as well as representing fund investors, including sovereign wealth funds, university endowments, family offices and other institutional investors.

McCullough’s practice focuses primarily on domestic and international investment funds and asset management. She represents asset managers both with respect to their fund formations (including private equity funds, impact funds, single-asset funds, and permanent capital vehicles) and in the establishment of their internal “house” platforms. She also represents fund investors, including development finance institutions, sovereign wealth funds and investors providing seed capital to private equity platforms.

“The addition of Andrew, Mara and Kate to the firm reflects on the strength of DLA Piper in private markets, and their presence and combined experience will be a significant asset to our clients as we continue to guide an extensive array of leading market participants. We are all very excited and enthusiastic about their arrival,” said David Parrish, global co-head of the firm’s Investment Management and Funds Practice.

Kreisberg will be located in the firm’s San Diego office and Topping and McCullough in the firm’s Washington, DC office.