Law firm Goodwin has named Zeeshan Ahmedani as a partner for its private investment funds practice. In his new role, he will focus on advising investment managers and sponsors on the organization and establishment of U.S. and non-U.S. jurisdiction private investment funds. Ahmedani will be based in the firm’s downtown Los Angeles office.
Global law firm Goodwin today announced that Zeeshan (Zee) Ahmedani joined the firm’s Private Investment Funds practice as partner, resident in the downtown Los Angeles office.
“Zee’s extensive global experience within the investment funds industry will enhance our ability to serve investment managers in California and globally,” said John Ferguson, co-chair of the Private Investment Funds practice.
Ahmedani focuses on advising investment managers and sponsors on the organization and establishment of U.S. and non-U.S. jurisdiction private investment funds, including real estate, venture capital, hedge, private equity, distressed, hybrid, and Shari’ah-compliant funds. He represents managers, placement agents, and sponsors around the world across a broad range of investment and capital raising strategies. Ahmedani also has broad experience representing institutional investors on their alternative asset portfolios, including negotiating investments in all classes of private investment funds, separately managed accounts, and investment management agreements. Ahmedani began his career in California, practiced outside of the U.S. in both London and Abu Dhabi, along with secondments to Hong Kong and Tokyo, and returned to his California roots and practice 7 years ago.
Goodwin’s global Private Investment Funds team of 140+ funds lawyers supports investment managers raising capital to invest in the private equity, real estate, technology, and life sciences sectors. Goodwin counts close to 500 investment managers as clients in fund formation, and has closed well over $100 billion into private funds in the last three years. Within the past year, Goodwin was named the top firm for fund formation by Law360, the Legal 500 UK Awards, IJ Global, and SuperReturn Awards. Goodwin has been named North American Law Firm of the Year by Private Equity Real Estate in the North American Fund Formation and Transactions categories more times than any other law firm since this award was established in 2007.