A lot of the value that someone in my position brings to the client is experience. Because of the volume of transactions that I have handled, I understand the market. I can tell clients, 'Here's what general partners are asking for. Here’s what limited partners are getting.'
I represent a wide variety of clients, but there’s one common theme among my best clients: creative, hard-working people who have a vision and the drive to make that vision reality. It’s fun to help clients like that realize the dream they’ve created from inception through the whole business life cycle.
After representing a company in an offering or other transaction, you often become a general resource for their ongoing legal needs and help quarterback the relationship. I love that collaboration and the feeling that I’m making a difference in helping a management team achieve its goals.
What I like most about my practice is the people. Transactional lawyers across the firm and their clients rely heavily on tax support, so those of us in the tax group get to meet and interact with so many people and work on a large variety of transactions. I love making personal connections and it’s great to help other lawyers and their clients.
One of the best parts of my job is that I get to be involved with funds or companies at inception or at a fairly early stage of their existence. It’s very satisfying for me to see them succeed, and to hopefully have played a role in helping them get there.