Foley & Lardner LLP announced today that the firm has enhanced its Fund Formation & Investment Management Practice with the addition of partner Gustavo (Gus) Resendiz and senior associate Robert Linnoila in Boston. The attorneys, who join Foley from Choate, Hall & Stewart LLP, further enhance the firm’s rapidly growing Fund Formation & Investment Management (FFIM) Practice, which has more than doubled in size in the last four years.
Resendiz, who previously practiced at Foley in 2016, brings over 25 years of experience representing private fund sponsors in the formation of domestic and international private investment funds, namely private equity, growth equity, venture capital, and funds-of-funds. He counsels private fund sponsors on all aspects of the fund formation process, including structure, key terms, marketing, and negotiations with investors, as well as on day-to-day legal and regulatory matters.
Resendiz also represents buyers and sellers of private fund interests on a secondary basis and institutional investors in connection with their investments into various types of private investment funds, such as anchor and co-investment arrangements. Between private practice at major firms, Resendiz served for over a decade as a general counsel and chief compliance officer to SEC-registered investment advisers.
Linnoila represents private fund sponsors in all aspects of the fund formation and operational processes. He has extensive experience representing private equity, growth equity, venture capital, and funds-of-funds. Additionally, he represents buyers and sellers of private fund interests on the secondary market.
“The arrival of Gus and Rob validates our practice group’s core objective, which is to provide a full array of fund formation- and secondaries-focused legal services to middle market and institutional-grade emerging private fund sponsors, secondary market participants, and institutional investors alike,” said Andrew Kurzon and Stephen Meli, co-chairs of Foley’s FFIM Practice. “The clients we work with were often poorly served by fund formation practice groups invariably geared toward a handful of the largest sponsors or lacking in key areas of service,” they added. “Our singular commitment to delivering better value to our clients from a full-service practice platform has been key to FFIM growing its ranks with experienced and sophisticated funds lawyers such as Gus and Rob.”
“It’s wonderful to welcome Gus back to Foley,” said Christopher McKenna, managing partner of Foley’s Boston office. “He embodies the superior level of service and talent Foley is known for, as does Rob, who we warmly welcome to the firm. They are excellent additions to the team as we continue to grow our FFIM Practice – both in Boston and nationally.”
“Foley’s renowned national platform and both the full-service nature and specific client focus of the firm’s FFIM Practice positions the firm to address clients’ broad strategic objectives,” said Resendiz. “I’m excited to return to the firm and look forward to leveraging the FFIM platform and the depth of Foley’s broader capabilities for the betterment of our clients.”
About Foley & Lardner LLP
Foley & Lardner LLP is a preeminent law firm that stands at the nexus of the Energy, Health Care & Life Sciences, Innovative Technology, and Manufacturing Sectors. We look beyond the law to focus on the constantly evolving demands facing our clients and act as trusted business advisors to deliver creative, practical, and effective solutions. Our 1,100 lawyers across 25 offices worldwide partner on the full range of engagements from corporate counsel to intellectual property work and litigation support, providing our clients with a one-team solution to all their needs. For nearly two centuries, Foley has maintained its commitment to the highest level of innovative legal services and to the stewardship of our people, firm, clients, and the communities we serve.