Leslie A. Pinney

Associate

Leslie A. Pinney

Associate

Leslie Pinney helps private investment sponsors with all aspects of fund formation, including capital raising, marketing, preparing offering documents, and drafting organizational documents. She also counsels clients on regulatory, compliance, and operational issues during both an active fund raise and the operational stage, including concerning sponsor-carried interest and management company arrangements. Leslie’s sponsor clients include established and emerging private equity, venture capital, growth equity, credit, and fund-of-funds sponsors.  She is a member of the firm’s Fund Formation & Investment Management Practice.

Leslie’s experience includes advising institutional investors, including endowments, family offices, governmental plans, fund-of-funds, and corporations, on their private capital investment activity. She also advises private fund sponsors, buyers, and sellers in secondary transactions and works with clients in connection with mergers and acquisitions, capital markets transactions, corporate governance, and public company reporting and compliance.

Affiliations

Leslie is a member of the Transactions Practice Group. Before joining Foley, she served as a law clerk to the Honorable Nancy G. Edmunds, U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Michigan. Before pursuing a legal career, Leslie worked in New York City as the senior management executive for Tony Nominated Broadway shows and first national tours

Presentations and Publications

28 August 2023 Deals and Wins

Foley Advises Comvest Credit Partners in Formation of $2B Credit Fund

Foley & Lardner LLP served as co-legal advisor to Comvest Credit Partners, the direct landing platform of the operationally focused middle-market private investment firm Comvest Partners, in the final close of its sixth flagship credit fund Comvest Credit Partners VI.
01 February 2023 Foley Funds Legal Focus

Proposed Amendments Schedule 13D – Part One

In February 2022, the Security and Exchange Commission proposed an amendment to Schedules 13D and 13G of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934, to modernize its reporting rules and ultimately to speed up the rate at which information is made available to the public.
01 February 2023 Foley Funds Legal Focus

Proposed Amendments Schedule 13D - Part Two

As noted in our related blog post, the SEC has proposed amendments to Schedules 13D and 13G of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934, to modernize its reporting rules and improve the speed and substance of the information made available to the public.
31 October 2022 Deals and Wins

Foley Serves as Legal Adviser to MMGY Global in Acquisition of Wagstaff Media & Marketing

Foley & Lardner LLP served as legal adviser to MMGY Global, LLC, a Peninsula Fund company, in its recent acquisition of Wagstaff Media & Marketing, a leading integrated public relations and marketing agency specializing in the travel, culinary, and hospitality lifestyle industries.
26 September 2022 Foley Funds Legal Focus

The SEC Signals it is Ready to Enforce the New Marketing Rules

On September 19, 2022, the SEC increased its pressure on private funds and their need to get into full compliance with the new Marketing Rule (Rule 206(4)-1) within the next month and a half.
22 September 2022 In the News

Foley’s Detroit Office, 16 Attorneys Honored for Pro Bono Service

Foley & Lardner LLP is pleased to announce that the firm has been recognized by the State Bar of Michigan in its 2022 A Lawyer Helps Pro Bono Honor Roll.