Lara Assaf provides a broad spectrum of investor-side clients with creative, commercial and realistic advice relating to the alternative investment funds industry. Lara advises on transactions ranging from institutional investors' entrance into bespoke investment products to family offices considering investing with first time sponsors.

Lara advocates for her clients with respect to private equity funds, syndicated and direct co-investments, opportunity and sidecar funds, and other strategic private investment partnerships, as well as direct investments. Lara also represents institutional investors in connection with the acquisition and sale of partnership interests through private tender offers and other complex secondary market transactions.

Before focusing primarily on alternative investments, Lara advised clients on a wide range of corporate and capital markets matters. Lara's background allows her to identify issues and negotiate transactions with an asset-specific lens and a focus on her clients' practical concerns.