McDermott adds fund formation lawyer in New York

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McDermott Will & Emery has appointed Ian Schwartz as a partner in the firm’s corporate and transactional practice group in the New York office. 

Schwartz will be head of the firm’s investment funds practice with a focus on fund formation and a particular emphasis on the formation of private equity funds.
Schwartz comes from an AmLaw 100 firm where he counselled private fund clients in the structuring, establishment, and operation of their funds. He also has experience advising funds and their investment advisers on the legal and regulatory compliance aspects of fund formation.
"Ian's focus on private equity investment management will be a great asset to our clients as we look to bolster the fund formation offerings within our global platform,” says Harris Siskind, global head of McDermott’s corporate and transactional practice.
Schwartz has counselled clients across various industries in an array of investment strategies including buyout, real estate, infrastructure, mezzanine debt, collateral debt obligation, co-investment, and region-specific in Western Europe, India, and Asia. Schwartz has served as legal counsel in numerous multibillion-dollar and middle-market private investment fund-raisings for institutional and boutique sponsors in various industries around the world. 
“We are thrilled to welcome yet another talented corporate and transactional lateral to the office,” says John T Lutz, head of McDermott’s New York office. “Ian continues the build-out of the firm’s corporate offerings in New York, and his particular skillset will be a great complement to the private equity momentum sparked by the recent arrival of partners Rob Goldstein, Jeremy Dickens, and Frank Steinherr.” 
Other recent hires in the firm’s New York office include partners Steven Eckhaus, Rebecca Martin, Daniel Martin, and Evan Belosa.

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