Carl A. de Brito

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Carl A. de Brito

Partner

New York | Three Bryant Park, 1095 Avenue of the Americas, New York, NY, United States of America 10036-6797
+1 212 698 3543 | +1 212 698 3599

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Carl A. de Brito is a partner in Dechert’s corporate and securities and financial services groups, as well as co-chair of the firm’s private equity fund formation practice (and former chair of the New York corporate and securities group). He advises on private equity and credit fund formation and investments, as well as mergers and acquisitions, and securities and corporate finance transactions.

Mr. de Brito has been recognized as a top lawyer in the United States and internationally for private equity fund formation by Chambers USA and Chambers Global, where he is regarded for his “client-oriented attitude and reassuring presence, which ensures that the whole process runs smoothly.” The Legal 500 has also listed Mr. de Brito as a top lawyer for private equity fund formation and for his role in leading an “outstanding” and top ranked private equity fund formation group. In addition, Mr. de Brito was recently named a "Highly Regarded" lawyer by IFLR1000 for investment funds in the United States and New York.

As counsel to a wide variety of institutional asset managers, including private equity and credit fund sponsors, Mr. de Brito advises on U.S. and overseas private fund formation and investment matters, public and private offerings of equity and debt securities and portfolio company and credit asset acquisitions and dispositions. In particular, he has represented asset managers and investors in fund formation matters across a broad based asset class, including buyout, mezzanine, distressed debt, high yield, credit opportunities and direct lending, as well as investment and leverage financing activities by those funds.

Mr. de Brito has represented numerous leading asset management firms and other financial institutions in the formation of their private funds and related matters, including Barings LLC, Bradford Equities Funds, Crescent Capital Group and Crescent Credit Europe, DoubleLine Capital, GarMark Partners, PNC Financial Services, Sterling Investment Partners, The TCW Group and Vista Credit Opportunities.

Education
  • University of Colorado at Boulder, B.A., 1973
  • New York University School of Law, J.D., 1977
Admissions
  • New York
Memberships
  • American Bar Association, Business Section and Venture Capital and Private Equity Committee
  • Association of the Bar of the City of New York, Private Investment Funds Committee and former member of the Committee on Securities Regulation and the Committee on Minorities in the Profession
  • Active in number of charitable organizations
  • Trustee of the Churchill School and Center in New York City
  • Former member of the Friends of Education Committee of the Museum of Modern Art
  • Former director of Associated Black Charities
Speaking Engagements
  • Private Equity Fundraising — Chicago Private Equity Network's Traditional and Alternative Fundraising Strategies in the Current Market, New York, NY (July 14, 2009)
  • Beyond the Headlines: Determining the Costs and Benefits of Registering Your Fund in Today's Regulatory Climate, and the Effect of IPOs on Every Firm in the Market — IRR's Private Equity Fund Formation & Management Conference, Boston, MA (November 30, 2007)
  • Fund Structures: Accommodating Investor Concerns — The 2006 Private Equity Strategic Financial Management Conference, New York, NY (July 18, 2006)
  • Current Issues in Fund Formation — Strategic Research Institute 5th Annual Private Equity Roundup 2003, Scottsdale, AZ (January 26, 2003)
  • Current Issues in Fund Formation — 2002 Private Equity Roundup East Sponsored by the Strategic Research Institute, New York, NY (July 15, 2002)