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J. Kevin Boardman

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Education
  • The University of Texas School of Law, JD, with Honors, 1995
  • The University of Texas at Austin, MBA, Finance and Accounting, 1995
  • The University of Texas at Austin, BA, Computer Science, 1991
Affiliations

Member, Negotiated Acquisitions Committee, Private Target M&A Deal Points Study Taskforce of the M&A Market Trends Subcommittee, Venture Capital and Private Equity Committee, Federal Regulation of Securities Committee, American Bar Association

Member, Venture Capital and Private Equity Committee of Business Law Section, Chair, Communications Sub-Committee of the Venture Capital and Private Equity Committee of Business Law Section, Texas Bar Association

Member, Dallas Bar Association

Member, Board of Directors, Association for Corporate Growth, 2003-2004

Member, Advisory Board and Board of Directors (2002 – 2008), President, 2003, DFW Center for Autism

Kevin concentrates his practice on advising private investment funds and institutional clients in connection with domestic and international business transactions. He also represents clients in mergers and acquisitions, securities matters and corporate transactions.

Kevin regularly advises sponsors of private equity funds, hedge funds and other pooled investment funds on private fund structuring and fund raising, as well as SEC and state-level investment adviser registration and a wide range of regulatory compliance matters. He also represents institutional investors, including funds-of-funds, insurance companies and sovereign wealth funds, regarding their investments in other private funds.

Kevin has assisted his institutional clients and private investment funds in a variety of areas:

  • Setting up onshore and offshore funds, including buyout, mezzanine, oil and gas, venture capital, and hedge funds
  • Structuring non-traditional, goal-focused investments, including funds-of-one, separately managed accounts, individually managed accounts and other creative structures
  • Filing investment adviser registrations in compliance with federal and state laws, including SEC registration in compliance with the Investment Adviser’s Act of 1940 following the implementation of the Dodd-Frank Wall Street Reform and Consumer Protection Act
  • Structuring and carrying out various transactions on behalf of private investment funds, including leveraged buyouts, acquisitions and divestitures, control and minority investments, senior and mezzanine debt financing, venture capital investments, and recapitalization transactions

Kevin brings first-hand entrepreneurial knowledge to his client practice, having founded and served as president of a small business for which he had overall management responsibility.

In recognition of his achievements, the Dallas Business Journal named Kevin to its list of “40 Under 40” business leaders in the Dallas-Ft. Worth area in 2005.

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Suite 1400
Dallas, TX 75201

Represented fund sponsor in formation of buyout fund focused on complex and special situations across all industries.

Represented fund sponsor that has previously managed multiple CAPCOs in formation of a traditional debt fund focused on small businesses.

Represented fund sponsor who has spun out of another venture capital fund in the formation of a micro-venture capital fund.

Represented fund sponsor in formation of second private investment fund focused on upstream oil and gas investments.

Represented fund sponsor in formation of second private investment fund focused on upstream oil and gas investments.

Represented large multi-fund sponsor in formation of domestic and offshore funds focused on middle market subordinated debt and equity investments, including structuring of both individually managed accounts and an offshore fund-of one that invests in parallel with the primary fund.

Represented fund sponsor in formation of mezzanine fund focused on investments in clean-tech.

Represented new fund sponsor in formation of SBIC mezzanine fund.

Represented fund sponsor in formation of hedge fund focused on merger arbitrage opportunities, and related investment adviser registration.

Represented new fund sponsor in formation of mezzanine fund.

Represented fund sponsor in connection with formation of venture capital fund focused on investments in the green-technology space.

Represented new fund sponsor in formation of private equity fund focused on distressed debt investments and senior lending to developers in the U.S residential real estate sector.

Represented fund sponsor in formation of sponsor’s third SBIC mezzanine fund.

Represented new fund sponsor in formation of private equity fund focused on leveraged buyouts in the energy services sector.

Represented new fund sponsor in formation of private investment fund focused on upstream oil and gas investments.

Represented private equity and hedge fund principals in connection with various internal fund matters, including negotiation and structuring of participation in general partner and investment manager entities, and negotiation and structuring of withdrawals, departures, redemptions and transfers.

Represented manager of hedge fund of funds in connection with solicitation activities and compliance with federal and state investment adviser and broker-dealer regulations.

Represented investment adviser to hedge fund in connection with initial federal registration as an investment adviser.

Represented hedge fund manager to domestic and offshore hedge funds in connection with structuring of arrangements with solicitors and finders and compliance with investment adviser and broker-dealer regulations.

Fund Formation – Investor Representation

Represented large national insurance company in connection with anchor investment in private equity fund.

Represented large diversified financial conglomerate in connection with investments in private funds, including both traditional LP investments and fund-of-one structures.

Represented sovereign wealth funds in connection with investments in both U.S. and foreign private funds.

Represented large publicly-held financial firm in connection with anchor investments in multiple SBICs.

Co-author, "Lessons From SEC Focus On Compliance Officers," Law360, August 18, 2014
Co-author, "SBIC Weekly Expert Author Series – Q&A on the SBIC Today," SBIC Weekly, June 19, 2014
Speaker, "Navigating Recent SEC Guidance on Custody Rule, Qualified Client Status, Knowledgeable Employees, Use of Social Media and CCO Liability," Private Fund Managers, Strafford Live CLE Webinar, September 9, 2014
Co-chair and Moderator, 2012 Private Equity Funds Symposium, The University of Texas at Dallas, October 25, 2012
Panelist, "Dodd-Frank: 2 Years Later," THE CFA Society of Washington, D.C., October 3, 2012
Co-chair, "The Private Equity C-Level Summit," Financial Research Associates, October 19, 2011
Speaker, "How Dodd-Frank is Changing the World of Private Equity and Venture Capital Transactions and Fundraising," Texas CLE Program, June 16, 2011
Speaker, "Understanding the Investment Advisers Act and Its Impact on Fund Managers - Registration and Compliance After Dodd-Frank," Texas CLE Program, June 16, 2011
Working Group Member, "2009 Private Target Mergers & Acquisitions Deal Points Study," Mergers and Acquisitions Committee, American Business Law Section, American Bar Association, December 1, 2009