Steven M. Giordano’s practice focuses on the formation of domestic and offshore private investment funds, including hedge funds, private equity, venture capital, real estate investment funds, and funds of funds, from both a legal and tax perspective. He advises fund managers on a variety of issues ranging from capital formations, regulatory compliance, and internal governance to the structuring and negotiating of portfolio investment transactions. Steve has an understanding on matters relating to management company structuring, employment agreements, joint ventures, seed capital arrangements, soft dollars, blue sky filings, and issues involving regulatory compliance.
He is also experienced in corporate and financial transactions with an emphasis on tax-free and taxable mergers, acquisitions and reorganizations for both public and private companies, joint ventures and technology licensing, and executive compensation planning.
Previously, Steve worked as a portfolio counsel for Atlas Venture. He is a certified public accountant who practiced with Pricewaterhouse in Chicago prior to attending law school.
Boston College, 1993, Bachelor of Science, Accounting
Boston University, 2001, Master of Laws, Taxation
Boston University School of Law, 1997, Juris Doctor
Awards and Affiliations
Member, Practice Group of the Year, Asset Management, Law360 (2017)
Certified Public Accountant (Illinois)
Ranked, Best Lawyers, Private Funds/Hedge Funds Law (2015–2018)
Recommended, Investment fund formation and management - Alternative/hedge funds, The Legal 500 US (2014–2017)