Mary B. Kuusisto is a partner in the Private Funds Group, a member of the Tax Department, the Firm's Executive Committee and head of the London office.
Mary has almost 30 years of experience in the private equity industry. She advises clients on structuring and operations of private investment funds globally, including secondary transactions, with particular experience in tax-related matters. She has represented numerous private investment funds in their formation and operational activities, including venture capital, buyout, distressed debt, mezzanine finance, natural resource, secondary, and funds of funds, as well as geographic and sector specific funds. Mary also advises investment fund managers and general partners with respect to their internal governance, compensation arrangements and economic structures.
Another significant aspect of Mary’s practice involves advising various types of institutional investors on their investments in global private investment funds. Among others, she has advised funds of funds, pension funds, endowments and foundations – both U.S. and non-U.S. – in connection with their alternative investment strategies.
Mary also has extensive experience advising both buyers and sellers of secondary fund interests in connection with tax matters.
Mary was registered as a certified public accountant in Massachusetts and, prior to becoming a lawyer, worked for several years as an auditor and tax accountant with Big 4 public accounting firms.