Dennis Pereira

Akin Gump Strauss Hauer & Feld LLP

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New York 10036 NY US

Dennis Pereira’s practice focuses on the domestic and international fund industry. He represents fund sponsors in the formation, structuring and operation of private investment funds, including private equity and hedge funds that employ groundbreaking investment strategies.

Dennis has strong, detailed knowledge of how his biggest client does business. He is known as a problem-solver who remains calm in the midst of high-stakes deals. He is frequently called upon to educate new hires, other outside counsel and regulators regarding his client’s operations. He is particularly mindful of changes to the U.S. Tax Code and the ways in which they impact fund structuring.

Dennis handles funds matters involving:

  • Fund formation
  • Capital-raising activities
  • Ongoing operational activities
  • Fund investment
  • Carried interest programs.

Experience:

  • In the past three years, has worked on three of the largest fundraises in the entire industry.
  • Represents one of the most prominent private equity and hedge fund sponsors in the sector.
  • Particular focus on private equity formation and investments.

Representative Work:

  • Counseled a leading global alternative asset management firm in connection with the structuring, formation and negotiation of an approximately $1.5 billion closed-end fund focused on insurance-linked securities.
  • Advised a leading global alternative asset management firm in connection with the structuring, formation and negotiation of an approximately $3.5 billion private equity fund focused on natural resources, one of the largest raised in the past decade.
  • Assisted a leading global alternative asset management firm in connection with the structuring, formation and negotiation of an approximately $4.5 billion closed-end fund focused on European distressed opportunities.
  • Represented a leading global alternative asset management firm in connection with the structuring, formation and negotiation of the largest private equity fund in the world. Handled fund offering, operating documentation and negotiations with fund investors. The transaction involved complex regulatory, structuring and tax issues, both in the United States and internationally.

Education:

  • J.D., University of Connecticut School of Law, with honors, 2007
  • B.A., Bates College, 2001

Bar Admissions:

  • Connecticut
  • District of Columbia
  • New York

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