Susan Lewis, a partner in Sidley's New York office, practices securities and corporate law, principally in connection with pooled investment entities, including private equity and venture capital funds and their investments.
Ms Lewis has worked on a wide range of corporate and securities transactions, both in the United States and in the international marketplace. Her focus includes the structuring of syndication vehicles in partnership, limited liability company, joint venture and trust forms and direct ownership vehicles for equity participants, as well as ongoing representations of these vehicles and their investment advisers in their operation and investments.
She regularly acts as issuer's and placement agent's counsel, and also advises corporate, tax-exempt and sovereign institutional investors in connection with their investments in investment vehicles and co-investments. Ms Lewis has worked on a variety of domestic and offshore public and private investment funds, including private equity funds, venture capital funds, real estate funds, distressed debt funds, mezzanine funds, hedge funds, arbitrage funds, infrastructure funds, funds of funds, business development companies and employees' securities companies and has advised the investment advisers to those entities.
Ms Lewis has participated in panel discussions for the American Bar Association and the International Bar Association, the Practicing Law Institute and The New York Law Journal Seminar Series addressing such topics as private investment fund structures and terms, and she writes on the same subjects.
Ms Lewis received her JD from New York University School of Law in 1977. She received her MBA (with distinction, Beta Gamma Sigma) in 1977 and her BA (cum laude, Phi Beta Kappa) in 1973 from New York University. She is admitted in New York.
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