ProfessionalsLindsey L. Wiersma
Lindsey L. Wiersma is a partner in the Corporate Department and a member of the firm's Private Funds Group. Lindsey focuses her practice on the organization and operation of a variety of private investment funds, including buyout funds, hedge funds, hybrid funds, distressed funds, credit funds, structured product funds, co-investment funds and funds of funds. In addition to advising on a wide range of fund formation issues, she also advises fund managers on regulatory issues, management company “upper tier” arrangements, investment management M&A transactions, seeding arrangements and secondary transactions.
Lindsey's private investment fund formation clients have included:
- Acrew Capital;
- Apollo Global Management;
- CIM Group;
- Clearlake Capital Partners;
- Davidson Kempner;
- Hutchin Hill Capital;
- KPS Capital Partners;
- LNK Partners;
- Oak Hill Capital Partners;
- Oaktree Capital Management;
- OceanSound Partners;
- P2 Capital Partners;
- Precision Capital;
- Reservoir Capital;
- Sageview Capital;
- Strategic Value Partners;
- Stronghold Resource Partners;
- Trilantic Capital Partners;
- Varagon Capital Partners;
- Wellspring Capital Management; and
- XN LP.
Lindsey also has experience with transactions involving sales, purchases and joint ventures of alternative investment managers. Her past representations include:
- Oak Hill Capital Partners in a strategic minority investment by Stonyrock Partners;
- KPS Capital Partners in its sale of a minority interest to Dyal Capital Partners;
- Moelis & Company / Gracie Credit Opportunities; and
- Oak Hill Investment Management / Bank of America joint venture in Conversus Capital.
Lindsey regularly attends and speaks at industry conferences and panels, including those hosted by Practising Law Institute, American Investment Council and the Women’s Private Equity Summit. The Legal 500 deemed Lindsey a “Key Lawyer” in both private equity and alternative/hedge funds, and Chambers USA recognized Lindsey as an “Up and Coming” industry leader in private equity fund formation, with clients highlighting that she is "very responsive and thoughtful and is a solutions-provider."
Lindsey serves on the New York City Bar Association’s Committee on Investment Management Regulation. Lindsey served as a notes editor for the Duke Law Journal.