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Funds

We maintain a diverse and sophisticated Funds practice, with experience in the full range of real estate fund activity, including domestic private equity, foreign and cross-border structures, and Shari'ah compliant funds. We have represented clients making investments in the United States, Europe, Asia and South America in the formation of opportunity funds, funds of funds and foreign investor funds.

Our attorneys have represented, for example, Credit Lyonnais Securities Asia in the formation of a $350 million pan-Asian real estate fund; CSFB in the creation of The Strategic Real Estate Fund, a $400 million fund, and The Islamic Real Estate Fund, a $600 million fund, both organized to make Shari'ah compliant investments; the Hausmann Fund, a fund of funds with over $2 billion in investments; Landmark Real Estate Advisors in the formation of its first, second and third real estate investment funds for the development of residential and mixed use projects in India; Ark Real Estate Partners in the formation of its first and second real estate investment funds; and Shorenstein Company in the formation and private placement of equity interests in its fifth, sixth, seventh, eighth, ninth and tenth real estate investment funds for institutional and private investors.

In all of our fund representations we work closely with the firm's International Tax, Asset Management, Capital Markets, ERISA and other groups as necessary to join resources and to provide our clients with the full breadth of knowledge and experience relevant to the complex and sophisticated issues related to fund formation and management. Together with our colleagues, we provide assistance in the preparation of the Private Placement Memorandum and the other sales materials, the drafting of the Subscription Agreements and the organic documents for the Fund and its manager, the preparation of other related agreements (such as property management and leasing agreements) and negotiations with investors. We also provide structuring advice as to the feeder and blocker vehicles (including private REITs) that might be utilized for the benefit of particular investors.

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