Nick Stewart focuses his practice on formation and management matters for middle-market funds and emerging managers and is a leader of the Firm's Fund Formation and Management Practice. He represents a range of private funds, including private equity, hedge and real estate funds, and funds of funds, with respect to their formation and operation.
Formation services include fund structuring and fundraising strategy, document preparation, investor onboarding and relations, and related regulatory compliance. For fund management, Nick provides counsel for general operational matters and for inflection points in the fund lifecycle, from financings and capital calls to interest transfers and fund restructurings, to leadership successions.
Private funds also look to Nick for assistance with various transactions, including acquisitions and investments, follow-on financings, sales of portfolio companies and other strategic transactions.
Nick is the Firm’s private equity representative for its Environmental, Social and Governance (ESG) Group.
In addition to his fund work, Nick serves as general outside counsel for other businesses, including with respect to corporate governance matters. He also represents strategic buyers and sellers in mergers and acquisitions, and he partners with early-stage companies to assist with equity and debt financings, among other things.
He works with clients in an array of industries, including technology, real estate, workforce and education, health care, telecommunications, and food and beverage.