Am Law 100 firm Polsinelli welcomes Todd W. Betke as a shareholder in the firm’s national Securities & Corporate Finance Practice.
Based in Polsinelli’s Washington, D.C. office, Betke brings more than 20 years of experience representing domestic and international private equity and venture capital funds, hedge funds, real estate funds, funds-of-funds and Small Business Investment Companies (SBICs) in connection with the formation, operation, restructuring and liquidation of such funds.
“Todd enhances our investment funds practice with his experience forming and advising funds targeting a variety of asset classes,” said Polsinelli Securities & Corporate Finance Practice Chair Kevin Vold. “We believe his particular experience advising sponsors of and investors in real estate funds, including those focused on opportunity zones, and SBICs, adds significant value to our clients in Washington and across the country.”
Betke also has extensive experience working with the general partners and management companies of private funds in connection with the formation and operation of such entities.
In addition, Betke has substantial experience representing private funds in connection with acquisitions and dispositions of portfolio investments, and he regularly advises funds-of-funds and other institutional investors in connection with investments in private funds.
“I look forward to collaborating with Polsinelli’s talented team of attorneys and providing clients with access to the many resources that the firm has available in dedicated practice groups across the country,” said Betke. “The Securities & Corporate Finance Practice has a robust list of active clients and leadership that has driven so much success recently. I value the business-minded approach taken by everyone at the firm and am proud to be part of the team.”
Betke also has significant experience structuring international funds, particularly in emerging markets, including India, Russia, Central and Eastern Europe and Central and South America. He regularly works with institutional, multilateral and development capital investors in such funds.
Betke is a graduate of Chicago-Kent College of Law at the Illinois Institute of Technology, and received a bachelor’s degree from Colgate University.
Polsinelli’s Investment Fund Group is comprised of attorneys that advise fund sponsors and managers in the formation and operation of funds that invest in real estate, debt, venture capital, private equity, commodity interests, alternatives such as artworks and other assets, as well as funds of funds. In addition to private funds, Polsinelli’s Investment Fund attorneys have extensive experience assisting registered funds, BDCs, SBICs and REITs. The firm also regularly helps fund managers navigate registration or exemptions from federal and state investment adviser, CPO and other regulatory regimes. The full-service platform covers the complete spectrum of issues that involve fund sponsors, managers and investors.
Polsinelli is an Am Law 100 firm with more than 850 attorneys in 22 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.