Irwin M. Latner

Chair, Family Office

Irwin Latner


Irwin Latner is chair of the firm’s family office practice group. For over 30 years, he has been a trusted legal adviser representing family offices, private investment funds and asset managers in various investment fund and platform formations, regulatory and compliance matters, and related transactional matters.

Irwin regularly counsels family offices in all aspects of their business and family investment platforms, including building single-family office and multi-family office structures, regulatory compliance and direct investment transactions, as well as partnering and co-venturing with third-party asset managers and other family backed groups.

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Representative Matters

Irwin’s experience includes the representation of:*

  • a large international family office in building out a U.S. private equity investment platform to invest in telecom-related assets and rollups, and related structuring and regulatory guidance to fit within SEC investment adviser registration exemptions as well as exemptions from CFIUS review
  • a $275 million private equity fund formed to invest in various infrastructure and clean energy projects in Southeast Asia and other emerging markets
  • a $250 million private equity fund formed by a family office to invest in high-growth potential healthcare companies across various lifecycle stages, particularly those in the neuro-musculoskeletal space
  • a multi-billion dollar hedge fund manager in forming multiple onshore/offshore emerging market funds to make opportunistic event-driven investments in equity and debt securities in Latin America and other emerging markets
  • a short-term high yield debt fund manager in a joint venture with a large international family office who provided seed capital and access to an international investor base
  • a number of hedge fund managers in forming regionally focused funds to invest in India, Japan, Europe, Brazil, Argentina and elsewhere, as well as sector-focused funds investing in healthcare, telecom and media, food and beverage, REITs and real estate derivatives, precious metals, and energy and energy derivatives
  • a multi-billion dollar hedge fund manager in forming multiple onshore/offshore master-feeder funds and separately managed accounts to invest in CLOs, CDOs, TRUPs, leveraged loans and other asset-backed securities and structured credits
  • a U.K. manager in forming a $130 million special situations private equity fund focused on equity, debt and receivables of U.K. companies with £5 million to £100 million in annual turnover
  • a retired hedge fund manager in forming his own single-family office investment platform and related estate planning work
  • a mid-sized private equity style real estate fund formed to invest in multi-family, mixed-use and hospitality properties as well as historical tax credit opportunities
  • a first-time private equity real estate fund formed to acquire limited-service hotels in select geographic markets, together with a joint venture between the sponsor and a family office to provide seed capital for the fund and a portion of the sponsor equity commitment
  • a hybrid fund focused on equity and debt investments in companies engaged in real estate financing, auto-export financing and litigation funding
  • a real estate private equity fund focused on distressed properties along the Gulf Coast
  • a $140 million private equity continuation fund to hold cell tower properties and assets in India
  • an $80 million art fund formed to invest primarily in modern and contemporary works of art and involving the founder of an internationally-renowned fine arts gallery
  • a pledge fund formed to make early-stage venture investments in telecom, space and technology companies
  • a targeted private equity fund of funds formed to invest in an underlying real estate private equity fund which makes equity investments in multi-family properties
  • an Israeli venture capital fund formed to invest in late-stage technology companies and crypto assets
  • a venture capital fund manager in forming multiple funds to invest in early-stage private companies and a limited number of other venture capital funds dedicated to early, mid and growth-stage companies
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Bar Admissions
  • New York
  • New Jersey
Court Admissions
  • New York State Supreme Court
  • New Jersey Supreme Court
  • U.S. District Court for the District of New Jersey
  • J.D., magna cum laude, Brooklyn Law School
  • B.A., Rutgers University
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