December 10, 2019

Polsinelli, an Am Law 100 firm, announced today that Daniel L. McAvoy has joined the firm in New York as a Shareholder in Polsinelli’s Securities & Corporate Finance practice.

McAvoy’s practice focuses on private closed-end investment funds, corporate finance, securities regulation and M&A with a particular specialization in private investment fund transactions, including complex GP-led restructurings and secondary transactions. His experience also includes guiding overseas fund managers in entering U.S. markets. In addition to his practice involving investment advisers, fund sponsors and investors, McAvoy has extensive experience counseling clients in M&A and securities transactions with a U.S. or regulatory component.

“I am happy to be a part of a growing, dynamic practice that is quickly making a name for itself in the middle-market investment funds space,” said McAvoy.  “Polsinelli’s diverse platform will help ensure that my clients get top quality service in all of their areas of need.”

“Dan’s extensive experience guiding overseas fund managers and investors and his emphasis on secondary transactions are great complements to our rapidly growing investment funds practice,” said the chair of Polsinelli’s Securities and Corporate Finance Practice, Kevin L. Vold. “We are excited to welcome him to our team.”

Dan Flanigan, Managing Partner of Polsinelli’s New York Office, commented, “What a great addition! His range of legal experience includes private funds and transactions, as well as areas at the forefront of the marketplace such as qualified opportunity zone funds and blockchain-related transactions.  His broad scope which has included, for example, numerous cross-border deals, will bring great value to our clients."

McAvoy earned his J.D. from New York University and his bachelor's degree from the University of South Florida.  He is a member of the New York State Bar Association’s Securities Regulation Committee and Private Investment Funds Subcommittee as well as the International Bar Association.

About Polsinelli

Polsinelli is an Am Law 100 firm with 900 attorneys in 21 offices nationwide. Recognized by legal research firm BTI Consulting as one of the top firms for excellent client service and client relationships, the firm’s attorneys provide value through practical legal counsel infused with business insight, and focus on health care, financial services, real estate, intellectual property, middle-market corporate, labor and employment and business litigation. Polsinelli PC, Polsinelli LLP in California.