Marco Masotti is a member of the firm's Management Committee, deputy chair of the Corporate Department and co-head of the Private Funds Group. He is recognized as one of the country's leading lawyers in the alternative asset management industry. Marco has a unique profile in the marketplace as an adviser to a wide variety of investment funds, including buyout funds, hedge funds, hybrid funds, distressed funds, seed capital funds, infrastructure funds, real assets funds and funds of funds. He also advises on the full spectrum of investment management M&A transactions, including acquisitions, divestitures, majority and minority stake investments and spin-outs
Marco Masotti has represented some of the largest and most well-known alternative asset managers, including: Apollo; Avenue Capital; Bass/Oak Hill; BlackRock; Blackstone/GSO; General Atlantic; Harvest; KPS; LNK Partners; Reservoir Capital; Sageview; ValueAct; Värde; and Wellspring Capital. Marco has also assisted with a number of investment management transactions, including: Moelis/Gracie Credit; R3/Lehman/BlackRock; Avenue Capital/Morgan Stanley; Oak Hill Advisors/iStar; Ore Hill/Man Group; and Quellos/BlackRock.
Marco is among a handful of lawyers ranked by Chambers USA (2012) as a top practitioner in both the publication's private equity and hedge fund categories. According to Chambers, clients and other lawyers praise his "creativity, practicality, business acumen, communication skills and personable manner." He is also named as a leading lawyer in The Best Lawyers in America for private funds/hedge funds law. Marco is routinely called by leading financial journalists to provide commentary on developments in the private funds marketplace. He has been quoted extensively in the print media (including the Financial Times, The New York Times and The Wall Street Journal) and has been a guest commentator on cable television networks, including Bloomberg Television. His recent conference presentations include the American Lawyer Media "General Counsel Hedge Fund Summit," Argyle Executive Forum's "Leadership in the Private Capital Markets" conference, the "Dow Jones/Private Equity Analyst" conference, International Bar Association's "Annual Conference on Private Investment Funds," Practising Law Institute's "Hedge Funds Forum" conference and "Private Equity Forum" and Wharton's "Private Equity and Venture Capital Conference."
Marco is the former chair of the Committee on Private Investment Funds of the New York City Bar and serves as a member of the Private Investment Funds Forum, the Managed Funds Association, the American Bar Association and the International Bar Association.
Marco was awarded a Fulbright Placement Award upon graduating from the University of Natal Faculty of Law.