William C. "Beau" Brashares is a partner in the Investment Funds Group, where he concentrates his practice on representing fund sponsors in the formation and management of private investment funds, including buyout, mezzanine, venture, senior debt, industry-specific, and funds-of-funds, as well as the structuring, operation and regulatory compliance of their management companies. He also advises clients in the formation and management of hedge funds, “hybrid” funds and other private investment vehicles. In addition, Beau counsels funds-of-funds and prominent institutional investors in connection with their investments in leading private equity, venture, real estate, and hedge funds.

Principal Practice Areas

Corporate law with a primary focus on private equity fund formation and investment management. Representative clients include ABRY Partners, Aisling Capital, ATL Partners, Braemar Energy Ventures, General Motors Investment Management, J.H. Whitney Capital Partners, MidOcean Partners, Saw Mill Capital, Sentinel Capital Partners, Starwood Capital Group, and Stellex Capital Management.



Admissions & Qualifications

  • 2001New York


  • Harvard Law SchoolJ.D.2000
  • University of California, BerkeleyB.A., History1991