Joseph D. Zargari focuses on the structuring, formation, investment in, and governance and regulation of US domestic and international hedge funds, private equity funds, funds of funds, venture capital funds, hybrid funds, captive funds, and other private investment funds. He also counsels on the investment activities of these funds, and provides legal and other transactional advice for investment managers.
Actively engaged in all aspects of the private funds practice, Joe represents many major financial institutions, fund managers, and investment banks in connection with the formation of their funds and their investment activities, as well as placement agents and other parties connected to these activities. He also represents managers and clients of separately managed accounts and captive funds.
Joe‘s experience includes secondary purchases and sales of interests in private funds. He has counseled both buyers and sellers in many of the recent leading secondary transactions.
Joe has been a contributing author to Morgan Lewis’ Hedge Fund Deskbook and has also co-authored a two-part article entitled "Considerations for Hedge Fund Managers and Investors Contemplating a Fund-of-One Vehicle," which was featured in Hedge Fund Legal & Compliance Digest; the article "Impact of the 'Hedge Fund Sunshine Act' on the Hedge Fund Industry," which was featured in HedgeFund Intelligence’s Absolute Return magazine; and the article "The 10 Commandments of Tender Offers," which was featured in PEI’s Secondaries Investor publication.
State University of New York at Binghamton, 2002, B.A., Magna Cum Laude
State University of New York at Buffalo Law School, 2005, J.D., Cum Laude
Awards and Affiliations
Member, Practice Group of the Year, Asset Management, Law360 (2017)