Barry M. Wolf

Mr. Wolf regularly represents a number of private investment funds and their sponsors in their organization and operation. His clients include Lindsay Goldberg, Perella Weinberg Partners, American Securities, Genstar Capital, Tower III, Stone Tower and The Gores Group.

Mr. Wolf has extensive experience representing institutional investors in investing in private equity funds, providing both commercial advice as well as tax advice. He has been recognized as a leading private equity lawyer by Practical Law Company in Global Counsel and has consistently received Band 1 rankings from Chambers Global and Chambers USA. According to Chambers USA, “Practice co-head Barry Wolf is regarded as an ‘absolute star, with searing intelligence.’” A frequent adviser to private equity firms and their sponsors, he tends to get involved at the early stages of structuring and has the additional benefit of a background in tax law. He combines his management role with an active workload.” Mr. Wolf was named a “Best Lawyer” for Private Funds in Best Lawyers in America 2015, a leading lawyer for Private Equity Funds by Legal 500 US 2014, and a leading lawyer for Investment Funds in the US by IFLR1000 2014. In 2013, Mr. Wolf was named to Private Equity Manager magazine’s “Legal Power 30” list of the 30 most influential private equity lawyers in the industry today. Mr. Wolf was also named one of America’s “Top 25 Pre-Eminent Private Equity Lawyers” by The Best of the Best USA 2010.

Mr. Wolf has written and spoken on issues relating to private investment funds. He is a member of the Private Investment Fund Forum, the American Bar Association and New York State Bar Association.

Good to know

Job Types Partner
Areas of Practice 1) Private Equity and 2) Private Funds
Law School Univ of Michigan Law School (J.D., 1984), New York University School of Law (LL.M., 1989)
Education SUNY Albany (B.S., 1981)
Bar Member / Association New York State Bar Association
Most recent firm Weil, Gotshal & Manges LLP
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