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James Killmond


James Killmond focuses his practice on venture capital fund formation and the representation of other private investment fund sponsors, including first-time funds. He advises on structuring and setting up fund sponsor/GP/management company entities, preparing investment fund offering documents, negotiating partnership agreements and side letters with investors, organizing investment transaction and co-investment vehicles, and documenting investment subscription processes. James regularly advises clients on related Investment Company Act and Investment Advisors Act regulatory matters. 

In addition to his experience over the past ten years in Silicon Valley, his background includes serving as vice president and associate general counsel in the legal department of Trust Company of the West (TCW), an asset management firm based in Los Angeles. Following law school, James was a law clerk for the Honorable Samuel A. Alito, Jr., of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Third Circuit. 

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  • Represented a seed-stage fund focused on enterprise startups, $15 million in capital commitments to date.
  • Represented a technology opportunity fund, $200 million in capital commitments to date.
  • Represented a brand and consumer technology venture fund, $50 million in capital commitments to date.
  • Represented an early-stage fintech fund focused of diverse founders, capital commitments in excess of $20 million.
  • J.D., Columbia University
  • M.B.A., Finance, University of Chicago
  • B.A., English, Dartmouth College