Stephen M. Meli

As a partner in the Private Funds Group, Stephen focuses his practice on the private equity and venture capital industry. He advises fund managers and institutional investors on a variety of issues, including structuring private investment funds, portfolio investments, secondary transactions and internal governance matters.

The majority of Stephen's practice involves representing sponsors in the structuring of private investment funds or fund-of-funds and representing U.S. and global institutional investors in the private equity field. He routinely manages teams of lawyers that represent sponsors in structuring their funds and institutional investors in their investments across the alternatives asset class.

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Stephen also represents institutional investors in connection with the acquisition and sale of secondary partnership interests and has advised clients on fund restructurings.

Stephen works with various sponsors and institutional investors, including Aberdeen Asset Management, ABS Capital Partners, Brookstone Partners, Capital IP Investment Partners, Clarus Ventures, Columbia Capital Equity Partners, Five Elms Capital, Frazier Healthcare Partners, General Catalyst, J.W. Childs Associates, Long Ridge Equity Partners, Metropolitan Real Estate, Montana Capital Partners, New Capital Partners, Newbury Partners, Nokia, North Atlantic Capital, OU Endowment Management, Piper Jaffray Companies, RRE Ventures, Schroder Adveq, Southfield Capital, TVV Capital and Weathergage Capital.