Richard A. Goldman represents US and international hedge funds and funds of funds, advising them on a broad range of issues, including fund formation, product structuring, strategic and seed capital arrangements, management company agreements, and all types of regulatory and compliance issues. Rich also represents private equity managers in the formation of their funds and institutional investors in connection with their investments in private funds.
Rich also regularly advises clients on registration as investment advisers with the SEC, structuring portfolio transactions and establishing separate accounts. Rich advises endowments and other institutional investors in connection with structuring and negotiating their investments in private funds.
He is the founder of the Boston Hedge Fund Group, an organization for chief financial officers, chief operating officers, general counsel and other senior legal, accounting, and compliance professionals involved with hedge funds in the greater Boston area. Rich is also a lecturer at Boston University’s Morin Center for Banking and Financial Law, teaching a course on hedge funds in the LL.M. program.
Before joining Morgan Lewis, Rich was a partner in the investment management practice of another international law firm, where he was the co-chair of their global investment management practice. He was also the general counsel and chief operating officer for a hedge fund manager. He has been ranked for several years by Chambers USA as a leading attorney in the hedge funds industry in Massachusetts, national, and global business law guides, as well as listed in Legal 500 US.
Recognized, Top 10 Masterminds in Massachusetts' Hedge & Mutual Funds Law, Business Today (2023)
Band 1: Hedge & Mutual Funds, Massachusetts, Chambers USA (2012–2023)
Ranked, Investment Funds: Hedge Funds, Nationwide, Chambers USA (2011–2023)
Ranked, Investment Funds: Hedge Funds, USA, Chambers Global (2012–2014, 2016–2023)
Lawyer of the Year, Securities/Capital Markets Law, Boston, The Best Lawyers in America (2022)
Recognized, Private Funds/Hedge Funds Law, Boston, The Best Lawyers in America (2015–2020, 2022–2024)
Recognized, Securities/Capital Markets Law, Boston, The Best Lawyers in America (2013–2020, 2022–2024)
Lawyer of the Year, Private Funds/Hedge Funds Law, The Best Lawyers in America (2017)
Recommended, Investment fund formation and management: Alternative/hedge funds, The Legal 500 US (2017–2020, 2022, 2023)
Recommended, Investment fund formation and management: Private equity funds, The Legal 500 US (2012, 2014–2016)
Member, Practice Group of the Year, Asset Management, Law360 (2017)
Ranked, Hedge & Mutual Funds, Massachusetts, Chambers USA (2008–2011)
Recognized, Who’s Who Legal (2016)
Member, Boston Bar Association
Editor-in-Chief, Virginia Tax Review