Ira Phillip Kustin

Ira Kustin’s practice focuses primarily on advising sponsors of hedge funds and private equity funds.
Practice & Background

Mr. Kustin advises sponsors of funds regarding the formation, documentation and investments of both domestic and offshore investment vehicles, as well as registered and unregistered investment advisers in connection with their ongoing operations and regulatory compliance matters. Mr. Kustin also advises clients regarding investments in private funds and their related management entities.

Mr. Kustin also advises investment fund managers faced with complex restructurings, crisis/conflict resolution and consent solicitations.
Representative Matters

Mr. Kustin’s recent representations include:

all aspects of the structuring, formation and closing of hedge, private equity and hybrid investment funds
private tender offers for interests in unregistered investment funds
negotiation of managed account arrangements and “single-investor” funds
registration of investment advisers under the Investment Advisers Act of 1940
structuring and negotiation of economic and governance arrangements among fund manager principals
secondary market transactions involving hedge and private equity fund interests.

Speaking Engagements

Participated on the panel “Operational Due Diligence,” 3rd Annual Offshore Investment Funds Summit, Sao Paulo, September 2013
Moderated the panel “Global Hedge Fund Investing,” Latin Markets Hedge Fund Forum, Rio De Janeiro, March 2013
“Implications of Registration Under the US Investment Advisers Act,” Latin Markets Hedge Fund Forum, Rio De Janeiro, March 2012.

Good to know

Areas of Practice 1) Emerging Markets Funds Transactions, 2) Energy and Natural Resources Funds, 3) Fund Manager Transactions, 4) Hedge Funds, 5) Investment Adviser and Fund Compliance, 6) Investor Representation, 7) Private Equity Funds and 8) Investment Management
Law School New York University School of Law, J.D., 1999
Education University of Cincinnati, B.A., 1996
Bar Member / Association New York State Bar Association
Most recent firm Akin, Gump, Strauss, Hauer & Feld, LLP
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