Greg H. Kahn
gkahn@daypitney.com

Stamford
One Canterbury Green
201 Broad Street
Stamford, CT 06901
T: (203) 977 7370
F: (203) 998 0885

Greg H. Kahn – Counsel

Professional Experience

Greg is Counsel in the Corporate and Business Law department. Greg advises a variety of investment management clients, including family offices, private equity funds, hedge funds, pension funds, fund of funds, independent sponsors, venture capital funds, broker-dealers and their investors, sponsors and principals with a variety of transactional and regulatory compliance areas, including M&A, equity and debt financings, joint ventures as well as employment and compensation arrangements for principals and senior executives. He also counsels corporate clients in their investment, transactional and corporate governance activities, including M&A, equity and debt financings, joint ventures, and founder and key employee compensation arrangements. Prior to joining Day Pitney, he served as Partner and General Counsel of a lower middle-market private equity sponsor that he co-founded which made control investments in small, privately-held businesses, focusing on distressed and special situations investments.

Greg has also served as General Counsel of an international alternative asset manager with offices in the U.S., Europe and Asia and over $2 billion of assets under management. He was responsible for all day-to-day legal functions of the group's SEC-registered investment adviser, affiliated FINRA member broker-dealer and its offshore funds and managed account platform. Greg negotiated, structured, drafted and closed various liquid and illiquid transactions in the U.S., Europe and Asia across the capital structure, including distressed debt, mezzanine debt, venture capital, private equity and hedge fund seed capital investments. He also oversaw global compliance activities in conjunction with the chief compliance officer. On the broker-dealer side, Greg was actively involved in the expansion of the placement agent and M&A advisory business, including opening offices in Beijing, San Francisco and New York City. He successfully managed SEC, CFTC and FINRA audits and examinations.

Greg was previously associated with Paul, Weiss focusing on private M&A, corporate finance and securities work. He was actively involved in closing transactions with an aggregate value exceeding $10 billion. He represented many large private equity funds in their varied transactional activities and served as regular portfolio company counsel.

Practice Areas

Representative Matters

  • Representation of CT-based multi-billion dollar single family office in a comprehensive analysis of its compliance with the SEC's "Family Office Exemption" (Advisers Act Rule 202(a)(11)(G)-1)
  • Representation of CT-based private equity manager in a comprehensive analysis of its compliance with the Dodd Frank Act's "Exempt Reporting Adviser" rule and the SEC's "Private Fund Adviser Exemption" (Advisers Act Rule 203(m)-1) and related matters
  • Representation of an international single family office in establishing a $65 million managed account with a domestic hedge fund manager
  • Representation of an international single family office in a $35 million structured investment in a global macro fund manager
  • Representation of an international single family office in a $60 million fine art-based credit facility with Bank of America
  • Representation of an international family in forming and launching a single family office with initial assets under management of $400 million
  • Representation of NJ common pension fund in two recent allocations to separate European private real estate funds, each exceeding $100 million
  • Representation of former hedge fund manager in launching an alternative lending business providing asset-backed and other loans directly to companies in the landscaping business
  • Representation of ultra high net worth individual in formation of an investment vehicle for US investors to invest in a Bermuda-based segregated account reinsurance company
  • Representation of ultra high net worth individual in analyzing various complex alternative assets she will receive in a pending divorce proceeding and restructuring certain of such investments
  • Representation of senior executive in his retirement from KKR and his KKR senior advisory role
  • Representation of a portfolio manager in connection with his departure from SAC Capital
  • Representation of a MA-based registered investment adviser with formation of a sponsored co-investment vehicle investing in preferred stock of a pre-IPO cloud computing software company
  • Representation of registered investment adviser in connection with formation of an investment vehicle for US investors to access its Cayman-based master trust investment company
  • Representation of CT-based real estate fund manager in the orderly liquidation of a 2007 vintage fund
  • Representation of a NY-based wealth management business in its sale to The Colony Group, an SEC registered investment adviser and wholly-owned subsidiary of Focus Financial Partners, the world's largest partnership of independent fiduciary wealth management firms.
  • Representation of a Florida-based LNG transportation company in its sale to Crowley Maritime Corporation
  • Representation of two independent private equity sponsors in a leveraged buyout of a privately-held industrial recycling systems company based in Ohio

  • Representation of a New York and Hong Kong-based fund manager with launch of a wine investment fund, including establishment of a BVI master-feeder structure
  • Representation of an activist hedge fund manager with launch of equity long/short fund, including establishment of a BVI master-feeder structure
  • Representation of CT-based real estate fund manager with launch of commercial real estate fund
  • Representation of Board of Directors of a large Cayman-based activist fund in connection with its fund manager's recent widely-publicized significant settlement with the SEC
  • Advising an international asset manager on litigation strategy in response to a cram-down financing of a venture capital investment
  • Assisting a secured creditor of a medical device company with a contentious out-of-court restructuring
  • Negotiated significant equity investment in $1.8 billion SEC-registered investment manager
  • Negotiated and closed sale of $1.8 billion SEC-registered investment manager to a German boutique investment bank
  • Reorganized boutique investment bank from a German corporation into a UK plc holding company
  • Structured, documented and launched domestic energy-focused private hedge fund
  • Structured a certificate issued by European bank linked to offshore energy-focused hedge fund
  • Negotiated, closed and monitored $20 million hedge fund seed capital loan from Belgium bank
  • Negotiated, closed and monitored $5 million hedge fund seed capital loan from a UK hedge fund
  • Formed joint venture with Asian-based institutional marketing firm
  • Negotiated venture capital investment into Mexican gaming market
  • Expanded FINRA broker-dealer license to encompass private placements and investment banking activities

News, Publications & Presentations

Education

  • New York University School of Law, J.D., 2000
  • Emory University, B.A., Dean's List, 1994

Admissions

  • State of New York
  • State of Connecticut

Professional Affiliations

  • New York State Bar Association
  • American Bar Association