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DLA Piper welcomes Investment Funds partner group

by Janessa Lee

DLA Piper, one of the world’s largest law firms, is pleased to announce the addition of three highly experienced partners to its Investment Funds practice. Andrew Kreisberg, Mara Topping, and Kate McCullough will further strengthen the firm’s representation of the world’s largest and most active investors, as well as fund sponsors in private markets. This expansion will not only benefit clients domestically but also internationally, including in both developed and developing markets.

The addition of these new partners highlights DLA Piper’s dedication to providing exceptional legal services to its clients. Andrew, Kate, and Mara are internationally recognized practitioners who bring a wealth of knowledge and expertise to the firm’s Investment Funds practice. With their arrival, DLA Piper continues to demonstrate its differentiation in the marketplace and the power of its platform for clients.

Andrew Kreisberg’s practice focuses on domestic and international tax law, with a particular emphasis on representing sovereign and sovereign-related entities in private market investments. His expertise includes mergers and acquisitions, real estate joint ventures, REITs, and the formation and operation of investment funds. Kreisberg also advises private equity sponsors on all aspects of acquiring and divesting assets.

Mara Topping’s practice specializes in representing clients in domestic and international private investment funds. She has extensive experience working with closed-end private equity, infrastructure, mezzanine, credit, venture capital, co-investment funds, and open-ended hedge funds, as well as permanent capital vehicles. Topping not only assists sponsors with fund formations but also advises them on their internal economic and governance arrangements. She also represents fund investors, including sovereign wealth funds, university endowments, family offices, and other institutional investors.

Kate McCullough’s practice primarily focuses on domestic and international investment funds and asset management. She specializes in advising asset managers on their fund formations, including private equity funds, impact funds, single-asset funds, and permanent capital vehicles. Additionally, McCullough helps establish internal “house” platforms for asset managers. She also provides legal counsel to fund investors, including development finance institutions, sovereign wealth funds, and seed capital providers to private equity platforms.

DLA Piper’s addition of Andrew, Mara, and Kate reflects the firm’s strength in private markets. Their presence and combined experience will be a significant asset to clients as the firm continues to guide an extensive array of leading market participants. David Parrish, global co-head of the firm’s Investment Management and Funds Practice, expressed his excitement and enthusiasm about their arrival.

Andrew Kreisberg will be based in the firm’s San Diego office, while Mara Topping and Kate McCullough will join the Washington, DC office. Their presence in these key locations will further enhance DLA Piper’s ability to serve clients across the country. As DLA Piper continues to grow and expand its capabilities, the firm remains committed to delivering exceptional legal services to its clients in the private markets.

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