Mintz adds PE lawyer to corporate practice

Law firm Mintz has added Loretta Shaw-Lorello to its corporate practice as a member. Previously, she was vice-chair of the private funds practice at Covington & Burling as well as a partner in the firm’s private equity practice.


January 29, 2019, New York, NY – Mintz continues to further strengthen its market-leading corporate practice with the addition of attorney Loretta Shaw-Lorello who joins the firm as a Member. She was most recently vice-chair of the Private Funds practice at Covington & Burling, as well as a partner in the Private Equity practice.
Ms. Shaw-Lorello has a multifaceted private equity and investment funds practice that encompasses advising private equity fund sponsors on a broad range of issues with respect to fund formation, operation and regulatory compliance. She has extensive experience in representing clients in the formation and operation of buyout funds, venture capital funds, real estate funds, distressed funds, and credit opportunity funds. She also counsels fund sponsors on the formation and operation of investment manager and general partner entities, including investment adviser registration and compliance and structuring carried interest plans and employee co-investment arrangements.

As it pertains to her work with institutional investors, Ms. Shaw-Lorello regularly works with public and private pension plans on reviewing and negotiating their private equity and hedge fund investments and has advised high net worth investors and private banks on the structuring and formation of feeder funds for private equity and real estate fund investments.

“We are delighted to have Loretta join our team,” said Bob Bodian, Managing Member of Mintz. “She combines extensive industry knowledge with the talent and ability to provide strategic advice to our clients. Loretta enhances and deepens our already significant footprint in the private equity and corporate space.”

Ms. Shaw-Lorello’s representative experience includes, but is not limited to, counseling a major U.S. fund sponsor in the formation and marketing of private equity funds aggregating $3 billion in commitments that acquire ownership stakes in hedge and PE fund asset managers and a real estate developer and fund manager in the formation and marketing of multiple funds that invest in U.S. commercial real estate.

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