Dan McAvoy takes a results-driven, practical approach to the law of investments from a transactional, regulatory and fundraising perspective. Transactional and regulatory matters on which Dan regularly advises include: complex GP-led restructurings of private equity funds; purchases and sales of illiquid asset portfolios and other secondary transactions; innovative and nontraditional exits; providing companies and managers with access to the U.S. markets; structuring innovative investment strategies; setting up vehicles to provide private company exposure to non-institutional investors; investments into numerous varieties of funds, companies and separately managed accounts; obtaining regulatory approvals from the SEC, FINRA and other federal and state regulatory agencies, including in FinTech and blockchain-related technologies; private placements including through Regulation A+ and Rule 506(c); and structuring investment platforms. Dan is a trusted advisor to numerous investment advisers, fund sponsors, broker-dealers, and investors, and has represented a range of companies, from startups to Fortune 500 companies through all portions of the corporate life cycle. Dan likes to stay on the cutting edge of the law and has experience with security tokens, DeFi, fractionalization and other blockchain-related transactions and regulatory advice.

Dan has in-depth experience helping overseas fund managers enter the U.S. markets for the first time, whether that be accepting U.S. investors, making U.S. acquisitions and divestitures, adding U.S. employees or marketing personnel, structuring family offices or opening U.S. offices. He will be there every step along the way to facilitate what can otherwise be a nerve-racking process. Dan also frequently serves as U.S. local counsel in M&A and securities transactions with a U.S. or regulatory component, such as acquisitions of broker-dealers and investment advisers, 144A or Rule 506 / public Regulation S offerings, credit facilities and corporate M&A. Clients value his regulatory advice and ability to anticipate in the investment advisory and broker-dealer spaces.

  • Represented secondaries fund manager in GP-led restructurings of two commonly-managed funds via LP tender offer with rollover options into continuation funds.
  • Represented sponsors in the formation of private equity, venture capital, secondaries, growth capital, special opportunities, debt, real estate, litigation finance and multi-property opportunity zone funds.
  • Represented secondaries fund managers in secondary directs, stapled secondaries, LP portfolio acquisitions, preferred equity financings, direct co-invest secondaries and litigation finance portfolio acquisitions.
  • Represented dozens of fund managers entering the U.S. investor market for the first time or opening U.S. offices.
  • Represented tech start-up in the development and Regulation A+ offering of micro-investments.