Mel Wheaton focuses his practice on representing private investment funds and privately-held operating companies.  

He regularly advises venture capital, private equity and real estate funds in all facets of their operations, including fund formation, tax, governance, structuring, operational and regulatory matters.  His fund experience extends to both domestic fund and offshore funds.  In addition, he advises a number of privately-held companies, real estate property managers and family offices in matters involving asset acquisitions, financing activities, joint ventures, governance and structuring issues, strategic transactions and general corporate matters.

Mel has particular knowledge and experience with respect to all aspects of limited liability companies and limited partnerships and he often drafts or reviews sophisticated operating and partnership agreements on behalf of clients.

In addition, Mel has significant experience in the sports and entertainment field, as he has represented professional sports franchises from MLB, the NBA and the NHL in various transactions.