Russel G. Perkins


Russel G. Perkins


New York | Three Bryant Park, 1095 Avenue of the Americas, New York, NY 10036-6797
+1 212 698 3852 | +1 212 698 3599

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Russel G. Perkins focuses his practice on the private funds industry. He advises fund sponsors, asset managers and institutional investors on a wide variety of fund formation, governance and compliance issues relating to real estate funds, private equity funds, hedge funds, funds of funds, secondaries funds, co-investments and other alternative asset classes. Mr. Perkins regularly counsels clients on a range of matters pertaining to the Investment Advisers Act, ERISA, the Investment Company Act and the Securities Act. He also has significant experience with venture capital and M&A transactions, with a particular focus on investment manager seed, joint venture and spinout transactions. Mr. Perkins was recently recognized by The Legal 500 (US) in the private equity fund formation category.

Prior to joining Dechert, Mr. Perkins served as special counsel in the investment management practice of another international law firm. His previous experience also includes working as a private equity partner at a global law firm.

  • Harvard University, B.A., 1997, cum laude, Aloian Scholar
  • University of Virginia School of Law, J.D., 2000, Articles Review Editor of the Virginia Law Review
  • New York