Kilpatrick Townsend

Private EquityStructure & Speed

In an increasingly sophisticated market, private equity transactions require an ability to craft and close complex deals at a quickened pace. Our experienced attorneys support investors in developing innovative structures built on solid legal foundations. We regularly handle transactions up to several billions of dollars, representing private equity funds, hedge funds, investment funds, management funds, and portfolio companies.


Leveraging Team Assets 

Our group’s finance attorneys work with partners throughout the firm to address specific considerations, such as tax, antitrust, intellectual property, and a range of related employment law issues, including management compensation. We advise on all aspects of private equity transactions, including:

  • Leveraged Acquisitions & Recapitalizations
  • Going Private Transactions
  • Cross-Border Buyouts
  • Fund Formation
  • Venture Capital & Emerging Growth Companies



We assist with every aspect of fund formation, including drafting key documents, finding optimal tax structures, and developing investor leads. Our attorneys also help clients identify and utilize appropriate financing, including private placement of debt and equity securities, at all stages of entity growth from startup to later stage. Once potential investors are identified, we provide counsel in how to anticipate, assemble, and present relevant information used to evaluate a client company’s funding needs. Our team also assists with registration and management of mutual funds, private investment companies, and other private equity investment vehicles.

Primary Contacts

Gregory K. Cinnamon


Atlanta, GA