ProfessionalsStephanie R. McCavitt
Stephanie McCavitt is counsel in the Corporate Department and a member of the firm’s Private Funds Group. She focuses her practice on the organization and operation of a wide variety of private investment funds, including buyout funds, hedge funds, hybrid funds, credit funds, seed capital funds, mezzanine funds, real estate funds, specialty funds and funds of funds and their respective management companies. Stephanie advises on all aspects of the business of alternative asset managers including regulatory compliance and executive compensation programs and has special expertise in seed capital arrangements.
Stephanie's private investment fund clients have included:
- Avenue Capital;
- Bass/Oak Hill Advisors;
- Canyon Partners;
- Iron Point Partners;
- Melody Capital;
- Reservoir Capital;
- Varadero Capital; and
- Wasserstein Capital.
Stephanie has also advised on a number of investment management M&A transactions including:
- Reservoir Capital/Credit Suisse;
- Avenue Capital/Morgan Stanley;
- Trilantic/Lehman Brothers (Lehman Brothers Merchant Banking).
As a part of her practice, Stephanie has developed significant expertise in tax structuring and other tax aspects of investment funds in the United States and abroad. Stephanie has also represented founding partners of investment management firms in separating from their firms. In addition, she has advised tax-exempt organizations, public charities and private foundations formed by private fund clients.
Stephanie serves as a member of the Managed Funds Association, the New York Bar Association's Business Law Section and 100 Women in Hedge Funds. She served as notes and comments editor of the New York Law School Law Review.