Stephen C. Tirrell’s practice focuses on advising private investment funds (U.S. and non-US) and investment advisers in relation to all aspects of their businesses. Steve assists clients in the structure and organization of hedge funds, hybrid funds and private equity funds, including equity, arbitrage, distressed, global macro, funds of funds, first-loss funds, real estate funds, infrastructure funds and others. Steve counsels clients on seed capital arrangements, compensation arrangements among partners and employees, complex fund restructurings, co-investments and compliance with the Investment Advisers Act of 1940 and other relevant U.S. securities laws.
In addition to his private fund practice, Steve represents and advises a variety of entities, including banks, broker-dealers, CDOs, and hedge funds, with respect to issues involving joint venture arrangements, derivatives products and new product development.
At a previous firm, Steve was a member of both the investment management and structured products groups and split his time between structuring a variety of hedge funds and negotiating complex derivative transactions.
Before joining Morgan Lewis, Steve was at another international law firm, where he was a partner in their investment management practice.
Northeastern University School of Law, 2001, J.D.
Northeastern University, 1999, M.S., Accounting and Business
Bridgewater State College, 1995, B.S.
Awards and Affiliations
Rising Star, IFLR1000 Financial and Corporate Guide (2017–2021)
Rising Star, IFLR1000 United States (2018, 2019)
Member, Practice Group of the Year, Asset Management, Law360 (2017)
Recommended, The Legal 500 US (2016)
Recommended, Investment fund formation and management: Alternative/hedge funds, The Legal 500 US (2018–2022)