Mayer Brown announced that leading private investment funds lawyer Kristin Rice-Gonzalez has joined the firm’s Chicago office as a partner in its Private Funds Group. Ms. Rice-Gonzalez joins from Baker & McKenzie LLP.
“We are pleased to welcome Kristin to the practice as she will deepen our market-leading real estate funds team and enhance our ability to provide sophisticated and practical regulatory advice to both our sponsor and investor clients,” said Wendy Gallegos, co-leader of Mayer Brown’s global Private Funds group. “Her arrival is another step in the firm’s ongoing expansion of our private investment funds team.”
Ms. Rice-Gonzalez has extensive experience advising clients on alternative investment fund matters, including the structuring and formation of international and domestic private investment funds, with an emphasis on real estate private equity funds, fund-of-funds and secondary transactions. Ms. Rice-Gonzalez also advises clients in connection with their investment activities and legal issues, including issues concerning FINRA regulations, the Investment Advisers Act of 1940 and the Investment Company Act of 1940.
“Mayer Brown has a great reputation for providing high-quality legal counsel to its alternative investment fund clients, and I look forward to joining forces with the other lawyers in its highly-regarded Private Investment Funds practice,” added Ms. Rice-Gonzalez.
“We’re delighted to welcome Kristin, particularly given her experience in handling high-end fund work,” added Britt Miller, managing partner of Mayer Brown’s Chicago office. “Her industry knowledge and strong experience will enhance the value we bring to our clients in Chicago and elsewhere.”