Gregg Buksbaum focuses his practice on domestic and international business transactions, primarily representing private fund sponsors and institutional investors in the formation of, and investment in, various types of private investment funds, including private equity, hedge, venture capital, real estate, infrastructure, mezzanine, credit, distressed debt, special opportunity and funds of funds, among others. He has extensive experience with co-mingled funds and bespoke funds of one, managed accounts and similar investment management arrangements. Gregg also represents clients in private equity and venture capital transactions, joint ventures, financings, entity formation, and other domestic and cross-border transactional matters in developed and emerging markets in a variety of industries.
Gregg works with new fund and fund-less sponsor groups in helping them navigate the challenges of setting up operations and employing best practices, and with established sponsors who have more complex institutional needs, such as succession planning, profit-sharing schemes, and conflicts management due to expanding business platforms. He also advises on joint ventures between sponsor groups seeking to merge platforms and/or raise co-sponsored funds.
His experience also includes negotiating seeding and revenue sharing arrangements, sub-advisory arrangements, placement agent agreements, and providing counsel on investment adviser regulatory and compliance matters at the state and federal levels.
Gregg regularly advises institutional investors—including sovereign wealth funds, public pension plans, family offices, funds of funds, and other similar investors—in negotiating their investments in a variety of private investment funds and managed account platforms, as well as negotiating secondary transactions, co-investments, direct investments and arrangements with transition managers, prime brokers, custodians, and commodities trading advisers.
Notably, Gregg has served as outside counsel to fund managers, advising them on a range of fund management issues, best practices and compliance, as well as serving as outside counsel to private companies, counseling them on a range of corporate governance issues, as well as on issues concerning employment, tax, and regulatory matters.
Before joining Morgan Lewis, Gregg was a partner and chair of the private investment funds practice at another global law firm. He previously has counseled clients in the coordination and interplay of business and US foreign policy and has interacted with Congress and executive branch departments and agencies in those endeavors.
Brooklyn Law School, 1996, J.D.
University of Michigan, 1993, B.A., Political Science, Sigma Iota Rho Honor Society
District of Columbia
Supreme Court of the United States
US District Court for the Eastern District of New York
US District Court for the Southern District of New York
Awards and Affiliations
Recommended, Investment fund formation and management: Private equity funds (including venture capital), The Legal 500 US (2023)
Recognized, Private Funds: Formation, Who’s Who Legal (2017–2019)
Global Award in Investment Funds, Corporate LiveWire (2016)