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William Sturman
William L. Sturman
Partner
New York +1 212 841 1014 wsturman@cov.com Download V-card

William Sturman is co-chair of the firm’s Private Funds and Investments practice and a partner in the Private Equity practice.  His practice focuses on advising sponsors of open- and closed-ended private investment funds, including buyout, growth capital, real estate, infrastructure, hedge, debt and hybrid funds.  In addition to sponsors of US focused funds, Mr. Sturman commonly advises funds sponsors targeting investments in Africa, India, Asia, Europe, the Middle East and Latin America.  Mr. Sturman also advises clients on seeding arrangements for early generation funds and has extensive experience advising fund sponsors and investment professionals on carried interest programs.

  • Represented an international alternative investment fund sponsor in connection with the formation of a private equity fund targeting stressed, distressed and special credit opportunities in India.
  • Represented an international alternative investment fund sponsor in connection with the formation of numerous private equity funds targeting investments in emerging markets, including in Africa, Asia, Brazil, Central and Eastern Europe, Israel, Latin America, the Middle East and Russia.
  • Represented a sovereign wealth fund in connection with its investments in multiple alternative investment funds and its purchase of a minority stake in an internationally recognized alternative investment fund manager.
  • Represented multiple institutional alternative investment fund sponsors in connection with the formation of worldwide carried interest programs for their investment professionals.
  • Legal 500 US, Private Equity Funds (2015-2016)