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:
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.
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 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.
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
Selected for inclusion as a "Leading Lawyer," Investment Funds: Private Equity Funds, Texas, Legal 500 US, 2018