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Private Equity Lawyers

Overview

Private equity (PE) lawyers are specialized attorneys who advise PE firms on issues such as fund formation and fund-raising, regulatory compliance, investment activity, portfolio company management, exits, securities regulation, intellectual property, tax, corporate finance and restructuring, and litigation and dispute resolution. Some PE lawyers work for fund investors (e.g., endowment funds, high-wealth individuals, pension plans, and family trusts).

Salary Range

$75,000 to $100,000+

Minimum Education Level

Law Degree

Certification/License

Required

Outlook

Much Faster than the Average
Personality Traits

Hands On

Organized

Problem-Solving

Career Ladder
Chief Legal Officer

General Counsel

Managing Attorney

Associate

Legal Intern