A nationally regarded funds lawyer, Beau Brashares advises clients on a full range of matters involving fund formation and management.

Drawing on more than two decades of experience, Mr. Brashares serves as a trusted advisor to key players in the global investment funds market. He primarily counsels fund sponsors on the formation, structuring, and operation of private investment funds.

Mr. Brashares also works with both sponsors and limited partners on seed investments, spin-off transactions, co-investments, secondary transactions, and the purchase and sale of minority interests in management companies. In addition, he routinely advises sponsors on critical firm-level issues, including succession planning, carry plan structuring, and governance matters.

Mr. Brashares handles matters involving all types of private investment vehicles, including:

  • Buyout funds
  • Mezzanine and senior debt funds
  • Industry-specific funds
  • Funds-of-funds
  • Real estate funds
  • Venture capital funds
  • Hedge funds
  • Hybrid funds
  • Investment management firms

Creative and technically skilled, Mr. Brashares works closely with clients in implementing innovative and flexible fund structures and maximizing fundraising opportunities.

He advises clients on the structuring and documentation of firm-level internal arrangements and continues to assist clients throughout every phase of the fund life cycle, with a focus on helping them achieve both their immediate and long-term business goals.

Mr. Brashares’ representative clients include:

  • ABRY Partners
  • Aisling Capital
  • ATL Partners
  • Braemar Energy Ventures
  • General Motors Investment Management*
  • iCapital Networks*
  • MidOcean Partners*
  • Orangewood Partners*
  • Pretium Partners
  • Riverspan Partners
  • Saw Mill Capital
  • Sentinel Capital Partners*
  • Starwood Capital Group*
  • Stellex Capital Management*

*Matter handled prior to joining Latham

Bar Qualification

  • New York


  • JD, Harvard Law School, 2000
  • BA, University of California, Berkeley, 1991