Lowenstein Sandler has announced today that Michael D. Saarinen has joined its Investment Management Group as a partner in its New York office. Saarinen, who is the Co-chair of Lowenstein’s Fund Formation & Structuring Group, is a recognized leader in the investment management community, with over two decades of experience representing U.S. and global fund sponsors in a wide range of fund offerings and products, including traditional private equity funds, growth equity funds, venture funds, hedge funds, and a variety of customized and bespoke investment arrangements, including single-investor funds, co-investment funds, joint ventures, and other investment vehicles. 

Saarinen was formerly a partner in Shearman & Sterling’s investment funds practice, and he is the latest of leading investment management lawyers to join Lowenstein, following the September additions of Jonathan A. Danziger and Kevin S. Zadourian.

Robert G. Minion, Chair of Lowenstein’s Investment Management Group, says: “Michael is a fantastic addition to our Investment Management practice. He is widely recognized in the private funds and investment management communities as a true thought leader, and he is an extremely talented practitioner. He is a wonderful complement to our industry-leading funds practice.”

Marie T. DeFalco, Co-chair of Lowenstein’s Investment Management Group, adds: “Michael’s decision to join Lowenstein is a testament to our firm’s robust and innovative Investment Management Group. He will make an excellent addition to our practice.”

Scott H. Moss, Co-chair of Lowenstein’s Investment Management Group and Chair of Lowenstein’s Fund Regulatory & Compliance practice, says: “Michael’s experience and perspective add even further breadth and depth to our funds practices, and we are excited for him to be a part of our continued growth.”

Saarinen says: “Lowenstein Sandler’s outstanding investment management practice, with its talented attorneys and breadth of industry knowledge, gives clients the resources they need to gain a competitive advantage in an increasingly challenging market. I look forward to being an important part of Lowenstein’s innovative and outcome-oriented culture, and continuing to provide exceptional service to my clients on the firm’s robust and ascendant platform.” 

Lowenstein’s Investment Management Group is one of the leading practices of its kind in the United States. More than 100 of the firm’s 350+ lawyers are dedicated to serving funds and investor clients worldwide from the Group’s headquarters in New York City and offices across the nation. Its teams provide the full spectrum of legal services to hedge funds, private equity funds, distressed debt funds, credit funds, venture capital funds, real estate funds, fund of funds, and other pooled investment vehicles, as well as to investment advisers, commodity pool operators, commodity trading advisors, broker-dealers, and institutional investors.  They are regularly recognized by clients and industry groups, including Chambers USA and Chambers Global, U.S. News Best Law Firms, and The Legal 500.

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