Shearman And Sterling

Michael Saarinen is a partner in the Investment Funds practice. Michael represents a diverse group of fund sponsors, from small, closely held startup businesses to global financial institutions. He advises on the formation and operation of a wide range of fund products, including traditional private equity buyout funds, hedge funds, venture capital funds, real estate funds, credit funds, and customized investment vehicles such as single-investor funds, managed accounts, single-asset funds, and hybrid funds. Michael also counsels clients on regulatory and compliance issues, examination and enforcement matters, compensation arrangements, strategic management company M&A transactions, succession planning, and governance.

Michael was recently named the exclusive winner of the Lexology 2020 Client Choice Award for Private Funds in New York and has been honored by Private Funds Management as one of the “30 Most Influential Private Equity Lawyers Under the Age of 40.” In addition, Michael has been recognized by legal rankings guides including The Legal 500 United States and Who’s Who Legal for his private fund expertise.