Howard J. Beber is a partner in the Corporate Department and co-head of the Private Funds Group, which is recognized by Chambers Global, Chambers USA and US Legal 500. His practice focuses on representing private equity funds and institutional investors on a broad range of issues including fund formations, secondary transactions and portfolio investments.
Howard is actively involved in all stages of fund formation and fund sponsor representation, counseling on terms and marketing strategy, preparing offering documents, negotiating with placement agents, drafting partnership and general partner documents, negotiating with investors and providing advice on internal general partner and management company issues. His clients range from newly formed firms to a number of leading firms in the private equity industry. In addition, he routinely represents some of the most active institutional and fund-of-fund investors when investing in venture capital, buyout, real estate and other private investment funds, as well as co-investment transactions. Howard also represents institutional investors in connection with the acquisition and sale of partnership interests on the secondary market and has worked with several management teams on large spin-out transactions.
Howard has been an active member of the Private Investment Funds industry for many years. He is frequently invited to speak at major industry events and has authored numerous articles regarding managing and investing in private investment funds. Howard is a contributing author to “The Business of Venture Capital,” a leading book on the venture capital industry.