Russel G. Perkins


Russel G. Perkins


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


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 has been 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
Speaking Engagements
  • U.S. Private Funds - Liquidity Considerations — Dechert LLP, COVID-19 Coronavirus Business Impact Webinar (April 14, 2020)
  • Private Debt Funds — 2018 Global Alternative Funds Symposium, New York, NY (May 2, 2018)
  • European Fundraising and Structuring Workshop — Co-hosted by Dechert LLP and SS&C GlobeOp, New York, NY (March 20, 2018)
  • Private Funds — 2017 Los Angeles Investment Management Symposium, Los Angeles, CA (November 29, 2017)
  • Private Funds Track — 2017 San Francisco Investment Management Symposium, San Francisco, CA (November 28, 2017)
  • Hedge Funds Nuts & Bolts Webinar Series: Direct Lending Fund Structures — Dechert LLP, Webinar (October 11, 2017)
  • Hedge Funds Nuts and Bolts Webinar Series: Placement Agents — Dechert LLP, Webinar (September 13, 2017)
  • Hedge Funds Nuts & Bolts: Hedge Fund Economics — Dechert LLP, Webinar (January 11, 2017)
  • Hedge Funds Nuts & Bolts: Direct Lending Funds — Dechert LLP, Webinar (October 19, 2016)
  • Private Equity Fund Managers: Developments in Marketing, Compliance and SEC Exams — SRZ Investment Management Hot Topics, New York, New York (November 1, 2012)