Zeeshan Ahmedani is an attorney in our Los Angeles office and is a member of the firm’s Private Funds Group. He has substantive experience advising managers and sponsors on the organization and establishment of private investment funds both onshore and offshore jurisdictions, including hedge funds, private equity funds, real estate funds, distressed debt funds, hybrid funds and Shari’ah compliant funds. Zeeshan represents managers, placement agents and sponsors around the world, with equity diverse investment and distribution strategies.
He has also represented fund sponsors on the establishment of management companies and compensation arrangements, as well as on U.S. regulatory issues, including investment advisory, investment company, ERISA, securities listing, distribution strategy, and commodities and futures trading matters.
Zeeshan also represents institutional investors on their alternative asset portfolios including negotiating investments in all classes of private investment funds, separately managed accounts, co-investments, secondary transactions, and investment management agreements.
He has had articles published on topics such as securities issues related to private investment funds, hedge fund advisor performance compensation, and U.S. broker-dealer issues.
Prior to joining Morrison & Foerster, Zeeshan was with another international firm, having spent time in London, Abu Dhabi, Palo Alto, Hong Kong and Tokyo. He continues to counsel international clients.
Zeeshan has been recognized as a leading funds lawyer by Legal 500 US (2017-2018) and Chambers Global (2011–2014).
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