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Michael Suppappola

Michael Suppappola


Michael Suppappola is a partner in the Corporate Department and a member of the Private Investment Funds Group. His practice focuses on representing alternative asset managers on a broad range of activities, with a particular emphasis on the representation of private investment funds, funds of funds and investment advisers. Mike counsels U.S. and non-U.S. sponsors on all aspects of the fund formation and capital raising process, including the drafting of offering documents, general partner and management company structuring and day-to-day operational issues, and advises institutional investors with respect to investments in U.S. and non-U.S. private investment funds.

Mike represents numerous secondary investment fund sponsors and institutions in the acquisition and sale of portfolio investments and guides clients through all stages of the secondary transaction process. He also provides ongoing advice to fund managers and other investment advisers on legal and regulatory compliance with federal and state securities laws, with a special focus on the Investment Advisers Act of 1940.

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SEC Charges Private Equity Firm and Four Executives with Failing to Disclose Conflicts of Interest

On November 3, 2015, the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) announced that it had reached a settlement with Fenway Partners, LLC, a New York-based private equity firm, and several of the firm’s executives (the Respondents) in connection with a failure to disclose conflicts of interests to investors with respect to payments made by portfolio companies of … Continue Reading