Timothy M. Clark


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Timothy M. Clark provides legal advice to investors and funds, including hedge, private equity, sovereign wealth, and venture capital funds, as well as pension plans. Drawing on more than 20 years of experience in the investment fund sector, Tim advises clients in connection with fund formations and structuring transactions such as investment adviser mergers and acquisitions, and investments into private funds. He has particular experience with secondary transactions, which includes recently completing a US$1 billion sell-side representation.

Tim helps clients identify opportunities that they might otherwise overlook, regularly bringing potential deals and updates on market trends to their attention. To support his clients’ regulatory compliance efforts, Tim leverages his deep regulatory knowledge—including with respect to the Investment Advisers Act and the Investment Company Act—and works closely with clients to better understand their long-term plans. Tim’s private equity clients include buy-out, infrastructure, real estate, and mezzanine funds. His hedge fund clients include long/short equity funds, global macro funds, risk and convertible arbitrage funds, distressed funds, relative value funds, emerging market funds, fund of funds, pension funds and endowment funds.


Honors & Awards

  • Private Funds/Hedge Funds Law, The Best Lawyers in America
  • Private Funds List, Who's Who Legal (2017)
  • Investment Fund Formation and Management - Private Equity Funds, Legal 500 (2012-2013, 2015-2017)


Bar Admissions

  • New York


  • New York University, J.D., 1991; Articles Editor, Annual Survey of American Law
  • Oberlin College, B.A., 1988: with honors

Professional Activities


  • Managed Funds Association, New York Hedge Funds Roundtable
  • Member and CCO University Faculty Professor, Regulatory Compliance Association


  • "The Below the Radar Boom in Co-Investments," The Investment Lawyer (2017)
  • “Form ADV Part 2 Update,” chapter in The US Private Equity Fund Compliance Companion, published by Private Equity International (2012)
  • Represented a large pension plan in the sale of a US$1 billion portfolio of private equity interests. 
  • Advised in the formation of a $12 billion open-ended infrastructure fund. 
  • Represented a start-up private equity manager in the formation of a new private equity fund and related seed capital investment by a large state pension in the manager. 
  • Provided regulatory and tax advice with respect to a foreign private equity manager setting up a new office in the United States.  
  • Advised a real estate private equity manager with respect to a series of office and residential funds.