Yasho Lahiri has joined Kramer Levin Naftalis & Frankel as a partner in the firm’s New York-based investment management group, with a focus on private fund formation.
Lahiri joins from K&L Gates and brings more than two decades of experience, having played an integral role in launching traditional and innovative private investment funds and other alternative investment vehicles. He has advised sponsors of private equity, credit, venture capital, infrastructure, cryptocurrency and hedge funds as well as other funds focused on making positive social impacts and ameliorating climate change.
“Yasho’s fund formation experience broadens our fund formation practice and will realize synergies between our Investment Management group and our other destination practices — in particular, private equity, banking and finance, securitization, restructuring, insurance and derivatives — adding value in all these areas for our clients,” said Kramer Levin Co-Managing Partners Paul Schoeman and Howard Spilko.
Lahiri’s expertise is in developing innovative fund structures, along with a broad range of traditional fund structures, said Kramer Levin Corporate Chair Ernest Wechsler. “We are confident that Yasho will provide significant value to a broad range of fund sponsor clients,” he added.
“The firm’s broad and growing practice representing sponsors of private equity, credit and other funds represents an exciting platform on which to continue growing my fund formation practice,” said Lahiri in a statement.