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Phyllis  Schwartz

Phyllis Schwartz

Schulte Roth & Zabel LLP

New York, NY, USA


Phyllis Schwartz is a partner at Schulte Roth & Zabel, where she focuses her practice on the structuring, formation and operation of private equity funds, including buyout funds, venture capital funds, mezzanine funds, distressed funds and real estate funds. She represents both fund sponsors and investors in her practice. In addition to assisting fund sponsors with their internal management arrangements, succession planning and the creation of internal investment and co-investment vehicles, she has extensive experience with institutional investors and regularly advises clients on market terms of investment funds. Phyllis also advises private equity funds in connection with their investments in, and disposition of, portfolio companies and the establishment of capital call credit lines. 

Phyllis is recognized as a leading practitioner in her field by numerous independent publications, including The Legal 500 United States, The Best Lawyers in America, Who’s Who Legal: The International Who’s Who of Private Funds Lawyers, New York Super Lawyers, Expert Guide to the World’s Leading Banking, Finance and Transactional Law Lawyers (Investment Funds, Private Equity) and Expert Guide to the World’s Leading Women in Business Law (Investment Funds). A member of New York’s Private Investment Fund Forum, Phyllis frequently shares her insights on effective fund formation strategies at industry conferences and seminars. She recently discussed legal developments affecting employers, issues related to fund restructuring, regulatory and compliance concerns for co-investments, and other ethics issues for private equity fund managers. Phyllis is also the co-author of Private Equity Funds: Formation and Operation (Practising Law Institute), which is considered the leading treatise on the subject, and she contributed to Fund Formation and Incentives Report (SRZ in association with Private Equity International) as well as a chapter on “Advisers to Private Equity Funds — Practical Compliance Considerations” to Mutual Funds and Exchange Traded Funds Regulation, Volume 2 (Practising Law Institute). She was recently featured in Private Funds Management’s spotlight article “Ringing the Changes.” Phyllis received her J.D. from Columbia University School of Law and her A.B. from Smith College.
Phyllis Schwartz is associated with the following items:
Treatise  Treatise Private Equity Funds: Formation and Operation (Second Edition) - Private Equity Funds: Formation and Operation
Treatise Chapters  Treatise Chapters Advisers to Private Equity Funds—Practical Compliance Considerations - Investment Adviser Regulation: A Step-by-Step Guide to Compliance and the Law (Third Edition), Thursday, October 25, 2018
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