Cheryl Coe, Local Chair of the Tax Department in the Washington, D.C. office, advises private equity funds in connection with fund formation, sponsor-level transactions, as well as domestic and cross-border mergers and acquisitions.

Ms. Coe helps private equity sponsors form and operate funds focused on:

  • Energy and infrastructure
  • Debt investments
  • Leveraged buyout acquisitions
  • Venture capital investments

She also advises individual funds on their investment transactions, including: domestic and international acquisitions and dispositions, public offerings of debt and equity securities, corporate restructurings, as well as secondary transactions.

Ms. Coe draws on her experience representing dozens of funds through their lifecycle. She understands the issues related to both formation and investments, so can anticipate issues and develop tailored fund structures. She also advises fund sponsors on internal economic arrangements, the acquisition of asset managers and on joint venture arrangements.

Ms. Coe regularly writes and speaks on tax issues and has been recognized by Chambers USA for her impressive transactional practice.

Ms. Coe has acted as tax counsel for a broad range of asset managers and investment funds including:

  • Assured Investment Management
  • Carousel Capital
  • Chambers Energy Management
  • Denham Capital Management
  • Energy Capital Partners
  • EIV Capital
  • LLR Capital
  • Oaktree Capital
  • Penfund Management
  • Riverstone Holdings
  • Rockland Capital
  • The Carlyle Group

Bar Qualification

  • District of Columbia


  • JD, Georgetown University Law Center, 1995
    Order of the Coif
  • BA, Emory University, 1990
    summa cum laude