Philip H. Harris
Investment Companies and Advisors
Philip H. Harris represents a broad range of issuers, underwriters and investment advisers in both registered and private offerings of various types of funds and fund structures, including corporations, partnerships, LLCs, LDCs and trusts. These include U.S. as well as international hedge funds, registered funds, private equity funds and customized offshore products. He also provides ongoing regulatory advice related to these entities and their activities in the capital markets.
With respect to international matters in which investment company issues arise — including project finance, corporate finance, and merger and acquisition transactions — Mr. Harris assists in structuring, financing and related matters. Mr. Harris has represented numerous hedge fund and private equity fund managers, broker-dealers, banks and insurance companies in structuring a variety of types of private direct investment and fund of funds. He was the lead attorney representing the consortium that recapitalized Long-Term Capital Management, and has been an adviser in a number of crisis situations involving private funds including, Durus, Amaranth and Madoff. Mr. Harris has extensive experience in fund governance, crisis management and fund structuring issues.
While his practice emphasizes asset management, Mr. Harris also works on related general corporate and securities matters.
Mr. Harris was included in Chambers Global: The World’s Leading Lawyers for Business, Chambers USA: America’s Leading Lawyers for Business, Who’s Who Legal - Private Funds and The Best Lawyers in America.
J.D., Western New England College School of Law, 1985 (summa cum laude)
Bachelor of University Studies, University of New Mexico, 1982
Member, Private Investment Funds Committee of the Association of the Bar of the City of New York
Former Chairman, International Bar Association, Subcommittee on Private Investment Funds
Author, "Structuring Hedge Funds: An Overview of Business, Legal and Regulatory Considerations for Managers," published in Evaluating and Implementing Hedge Fund Strategies (Euromoney Books, 2d ed.)