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Richard A. Goldman

Bingham McCutchen LLP

Boston, MA, USA

Rich Goldman represents U.S. and international hedge funds and funds of funds, advising them on a broad range of issues, including formation and structure, strategic and seed capital arrangements, succession planning, marketing and solicitation arrangements, separately managed accounts, and all types of trading and operational issues. Rich also represents private equity managers in the formation of their funds and related matters.

He regularly advises clients on registration as investment advisers with the SEC, regulatory reporting and compliance matters, equity swaps and other derivatives, and private placements of securities. Rich also advises endowments and other institutional investors in connection with structuring and negotiating their investments in private funds.

Rich is the founder of the Boston Hedge Fund Group, an organization for chief financial officers, chief operating officers, general counsel and other senior legal, accounting and compliance professionals involved with hedge funds in the greater Boston area. He is ranked by Chambers USA, the leading publisher of business law guides as a leading attorney in the hedge funds industry in the state (Massachusetts), national and global business law guides. Rich is also a lecturer at Boston University’s Morin Center for Banking and Financial Law, teaching a course on hedge funds in the LL.M. program.

Before joining Bingham from another law firm in Boston, Rich was general counsel and chief operating officer at Kobrick Capital Management LP and Kobrick Funds LLC, hedge and mutual fund firms, respectively.


  • Established numerous master-feeder and side-by-side structures in various jurisdictions focused on investing in a wide range of strategies, including long-short equity, fixed income, high-yield, distressed securities, arbitrage, loan origination, global macro, emerging market and micro-finance
  • Structured and negotiated numerous seed capital investments, including for a significant institutional investor
  • Established private equity funds focused on investing in private companies and in RMBS, as well as to co-invest with hedge funds
  • Established a managed account platform for an international firm
  • Sold pre-eminent investment management company to a financial institution
  • Launched several insurance-dedicated funds of funds, including a bank eligible fund
  • Negotiated complex agreements with prime brokers and trading counterparties
  • Launched funds for a Dubai based investment manager focused on investing in the MENA (Middle East and North Africa) Region


University of Virginia School of Law, Juris Doctor (1988)
University of Massachusetts/Amherst, Bachelor of Business Administration, Accounting (1982)


Admitted to practice in Massachusetts


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