Elizabeth Lenas’ practice focuses on forming and advising private investment funds.

Her work includes private equity funds, growth funds, credit funds, venture capital funds, social impact funds, co-investment funds, and other alternative asset investment vehicles, on fund formation, co-investments, spin-offs, joint ventures, shareholding arrangements, managed accounts, and other similar transactions.

She regularly counsels private investment firms, including TPG, KKR, Sixth Street, The Raine Group, Hillhouse Capital, and Cascade Asset Management Company in their fund formation and management activities. In addition, she has acted as counsel on consortium and co-invest arrangements in numerous large acquisitions. Liza’s practice also includes representing certain limited partners in connection with their investments in funds.

Liza joined the firm in 1999 and became a partner in 2013.

Notable Experience

  • TPG in the formation of its private equity, special situations, growth, social impact, and other specialty funds, and in numerous significant co-investment arrangements.

  • KKR in the formation of its Asia, growth, health care, and social impact funds.

  • Sixth Street on a wide range of credit and special situation funds.

  • The Raine Group in the formation of its growth and venture funds.

  • Hillhouse Capital in the formation of its private equity, growth, venture capital, and co-investment funds.

  • Cascade Asset Management Company in its investments in numerous funds.

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Selected Activities

  • Co-Chair (2020-2021), Member, Private Investment Fund Forum
  • Member, Committee on Private Investment Funds, Bar Association of the City of New York, 2011-2013

Publications

Events

Regularly speaks on private investment related topics, including at the IBA/ABA International Conference on Investment Funds, the Practicing Law Institute, the Bar Association of the City of New York, the Maples Investment Funds Forum, and the Institutional Investor Legal Forum.