Adam D. Gale

Partner

New York
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Overview

An accomplished fund attorney, Adam Gale is co-leader of the firm's Investment Funds team. He has spent more than 25 years advising middle-market investment funds and managers on structuring and fund formation, as well as providing insight on regulatory and compliance issues. He counsels international and domestic private equity funds, real estate funds, venture capital funds, hedge funds and funds of funds. Adam also advises institutional investors and family offices on their investments into funds. His significant background extends to cryptocurrency funds, ICOs and security token offerings, and he advises broker-dealers on the full range of FINRA and market regulation issues.

A former senior counsel at The Bank of New York, Adam also counsels bank clients on bank regulatory issues. In addition, he has experience in securitizations and structured products.

Select Experience

  • Represented a U.S. sponsor in the structuring and formation of a $300 million private equity fund focusing on healthcare.
  • Representing a real estate manager in the structuring and formation a $150 million Qualified Opportunity Zone fund.
  • Represented a U.S. real estate manager in the structuring and formation of a $200 million real estate fund for primarily non-U.S. investors through a leveraged feeder structure.
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Experience

  • Represented a U.S. sponsor in the structuring and formation of a $300 million private equity fund focusing on healthcare.
  • Representing a real estate manager in the structuring and formation a $150 million Qualified Opportunity Zone fund.
  • Represented a U.S. real estate manager in the structuring and formation of a $200 million real estate fund for primarily non-U.S. investors through a leveraged feeder structure.
  • Represented a start-up venture capital sponsor in the structuring and formation of a venture capital fund focusing on artificial intelligence companies.
  • Counsel to an issuer in a $40 million initial coin offering.

Recognitions and Memberships

Recognitions

  • Lawyers Alliance for New York Cornerstone Award
  • New York State Bar Association: Empire State Counsel Honoree
  • New York City Council Proclamation Award
  • Project Reach Youth Annual Award

Memberships

  • New York Bar Association
  • Private Investment Funds Committee (2013 to 2016)
    • Non-Voting Member

Prior Positions

  • The Honorable Myron Thompson, U.S. District Court, Middle District of Alabama: Law Clerk (1992 to 1993)
  • The Honorable Wilfred Feinberg, U.S. Court of Appeals, Second Circuit: Law Clerk (1991 to 1992)

Admissions

  • New York

Education

  • J.D., Columbia Law School, 1991; Columbia Law Review, Notes Editor
  • B.A., Cornell University, 1987, cum laude

Blog

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Health Law Update
PE Investment in Physician Practice Management ? What's to Come in 2019?
By Jessie M. Gabriel, Adam D. Gale, Laurice Rutledge Lambert, Jennifer P. Whitton
February 13, 2019
Private equity (PE) investors entered the physician practice management (PPM) market in 2011, and eight years later the PPM sector continues to be a ripe middle market for PE investors looking to diversify their portfolios. However, as the...
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