Stephanie R. Breslow is a partner at Schulte Roth & Zabel, where she is also co-head of the Investment
Management Group and a member of the Executive Committee. Her practice includes investment
management, partnerships and securities, with a focus on the formation of liquid-securities funds (hedge
funds, hybrid funds) and private equity funds (LBO, mezzanine, distressed, real estate, venture), as well
as providing regulatory advice to investment managers and broker-dealers. She also represents fund
sponsors and institutional investors in connection with seed capital investments in fund managers and
acquisitions of interests in investment management businesses, and represents funds of funds and other
institutional investors in connection with their investment activities.
Stephanie is a sought-after speaker on fund formation and operation and compliance issues, and also
regularly publishes books and articles on the latest trends in these areas. She co-authored Private Equity
Funds: Formation and Operation published by Practising Law Institute, contributed a chapter on "Hedge
Funds in Private Equity" for inclusion in Private Equity 2005-2006 (PLC Cross-border Handbooks) and cowrote New York and Delaware Business Entities: Choice, Formation, Operation, Financing and
Acquisitions and New York Limited Liability Companies: A Guide to Law and Practice, both published by
West Publishing Co.
Currently the secretary of the Investment Funds Committee of the International Bar Association,
Stephanie is also a founding member and former chair of the Private Investment Fund Forum, a former
member of the Steering Committee of the Wall Street Fund Forum and a member of the Board of
Directors of 100 Women in Hedge Funds.
Stephanie was named one of The Hedge Fund Journal's 50 Leading Women in Hedge Funds and is
listed in Chambers USA, Chambers Global, The Legal 500 United States, Best Lawyers in America,
America's Leading Lawyers, Who's Who Legal: The International Who's Who of Business Lawyers (which
ranked her one of the world's "Top Ten Private Equity Lawyers"), IFLR Best of the Best USA (Investment
Funds), IFLR Guide to the World's Leading Investment Funds Lawyers, IFLR Guide to the World's
Leading Women in Business Law (Investment Funds), IFLR Guide to the World's Leading Private Equity
Lawyers, and PLC Cross-border Private Equity Handbook, among other leading directories.
Stephanie earned her J.D. from Columbia University School of Law, where she was a Harlan Fiske Stone
Scholar, and her B.A., cum laude, from Harvard University.