Direct investing has become an increasingly significant component of many high-net-worth families’ investment platforms. When a family office embarks on a direct investing program, it faces a host of challenging corporate, tax and estate planning considerations.
McDermott Will & Emery’s direct investing practice focuses on the multidisciplinary legal needs of family offices, high-net-worth individuals and families, and trust companies as they deploy capital globally. The practice leverages our world-class corporate, tax and private client groups to provide integrated global legal services tailored to the distinctive needs of individuals and families.
By combining our full-service, cross-disciplinary approach with experienced practitioners located around the globe, we provide flexible, real-world legal solutions that help clients structure, implement and manage their investments. Clients value our experience and our practical and innovative legal solutions in structuring and implementing sophisticated investment programs, including minority and control investments, acquisitions and financings associated with leveraged buyouts, as well as co-investments with private investment funds.
After an investment is made, we continue to assist our clients with investment oversight, corporate governance and liquidity opportunities, as well as matters relating to regulatory compliance and disclosure, privacy and public relations.
What sets McDermott apart is our cross-disciplinary approach to providing legal guidance on direct investing, which ensures that the many aspects of an investment transaction are addressed in a coordinated manner. The result is a single legal team skilled at advising families, family offices and other family-controlled enterprises in the structuring, execution and implementation of their direct investing strategies.
"McDermott Will & Emery provides superb, and always timely, advice that adds value to all of our trusts, as well as adding great value in compliance and planning with respect to family members' estates."
"The team is a one-stop shop that manages and coordinates all aspects of our families' trust and estate planning."
The Firm "... is best in class with respect to estate planning for high net worth individuals and family offices. The team demonstrates deep experience and knowledge."
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