Family offices are an ever-increasing presence in the private equity world and now control approximately $5.9 trillion of wealth. Across multiple practice groups, McGuireWoods offers a full suite of services to meet the needs of family offices. Recently named “Law Firm of the Year” in Mergers & Acquisitions magazine’s Mid-Market M&A Awards, and ranked No. 1 in Thomson Reuters’ league table for U.S. M&A transactions up to $50 million, McGuireWoods is frequently recognized for its innovation and leadership in the lower middle market.
We regularly represent single- and multifamily offices in buyout transactions, minority equity investments, venture capital investments, co-investments, fund investments, fund-of-funds strategies, family office formation, and succession and estate planning. The firm understands that each family office is different and works closely with the family members and investment professionals to implement strategies and complete investments that align with the family’s objectives. In the investment context, the firm also understands how the dynamics of these transactions affect issues such as tax structure and economic sharing, alignment of sponsor and investor interests, exit strategy and more. We recognize the opportunities family offices represent to these transactions and our lawyers add value by sharing relevant opportunities with our network.
Members of the firm’s family office team lead networking groups and roundtables around the country that facilitate sharing best practices, connections, ideas, deal leads and experiences in a trusted environment. Our lawyers consistently are called upon to speak at industry events and provide thought leadership articles in light of our demonstrated experience working with family offices.