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Michael W. Brasher


Michael W. Brasher

Investment Management
New York

Associate in our Investment Management practice.

Michael’s practice focuses on the representation of private fund sponsors in connection with the establishment, marketing and operations of private investment funds, including hedge funds, private equity funds, credit funds, secondary funds, real estate funds, co-investment funds and funds of funds. He also regularly advises sponsors and investors on complex secondary transaction matters, including GP-led secondary transactions.

Michael also represents management teams in investment adviser spin-outs and advises institutional investors that invest in private equity funds, venture capital funds and hedge funds. He represents emerging, first-time fund sponsors and advises investment professionals in connection with their employment arrangements with fund sponsors. Michael also advises on sales, acquisitions and restructurings of asset management firms. He also provides regulatory and compliance advice to his private fund clients.

Michael is the Secretary of the New York City Bar Association’s Private Investment Funds Committee.

J.D., Columbia Law School
  • Harlan Fiske Stone Scholar
  • Public Affairs Editor, Columbia Journal of Transnational Law
A.B., Government, Dartmouth College
Professional history
  • Associate, Davis Polk, 2016-present
  • Hillary for America, 2015-2016
Qualifications and admissions
  • State of New York
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