Carl A. de Brito


Carl A. de Brito


New York | 1095 Avenue of the Americas, New York, NY 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.

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 Babson Capital Management, Bradford Equities Funds, Crescent Capital Group and Crescent Credit Europe, DoubleLine Capital, GarMark Partners, Jefferies Capital Partners, PNC Financial Services, Sterling Investment Partners, The TCW Group and Vista Credit Opportunities.

  • University of Colorado at Boulder, B.A., 1973
  • New York University School of Law, J.D., 1977
  • New York

Mr. de Brito is a member of the American Bar Association, Business Section and Venture Capital and Private Equity Committee. He is also a member of the Association of the Bar of the City of New York, where he is currently a member of the Private Investment Funds Committee, and has previously served as a member of the Committee on Securities Regulation and the Committee on Minorities in the Profession. Mr. de Brito is also active in a number of charitable organizations, serves as a trustee of the Churchill School and Center in New York City, and has previously served as a member of the Friends of Education Committee of the Museum of Modern Art and as a director of Associated Black Charities.