Coe, Cheryl M.

Cheryl M. Coe

Retired Partner

Cheryl Coe retired from the partnership in December 2023. Cheryl Coe advised private equity funds in connection with fund formation, sponsor-level transactions, as well as domestic and cross-border mergers and acquisitions.

Ms. Coe helped private equity sponsors form and operated funds focused on:

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

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

Ms. Coe regularly wrote and spoke on tax issues and has been recognized by Chambers USA for her impressive transactional practice. She is the former Chair of the Washington, D.C. office's Tax Department.


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