Jodi L. Lashin

Biography

Jodi brings over 20 years of experience representing registered investment advisers and sponsors of private funds, investment banks and privately held funds, and companies and entrepreneurs from a broad range of industries. She focuses her practice on alternative asset management, counseling investment advisers, and private funds on the structuring of complex fund platforms, seed investments, and drafting relevant documentation throughout the lifecycle of the fund. Jodi advises on general corporate matters, including the negotiation of investment management agreements, platform maintenance, compliance and regulatory concerns, and investment activity. Jodi also often assists financial advisers in connection with their delivery of fairness opinions in acquisition and disposition contexts.

Offering her clients further insights and differentiation of counsel, Jodi spent over two years on secondment at UBS Hedge Fund Solutions LLC, one of the largest fund of funds in the world. While there, she served as the lead on drafting and negotiation of commingled and customized domestic and offshore fund documentation related to investments in the UBS-managed products and the deployment of invested capital in hedge funds. She also acted as in-house corporate counsel related to day-to-day matters and as primary counsel on drafting and negotiation of purchase and sale agreements in connection with secondary portfolio fund interest sales. This dual role offered Jodi a keen understanding for what her clients expect from their outside counsel.

Additionally, over the course of her career, Jodi has advised public and private company clients on a variety of matters, such as mergers and acquisitions, public offerings, and general securities and corporate law. Jodi’s clients represent a wide array of industries, including healthcare, financial services, media and technology, consumer goods, transportation, entertainment, and sports. 

Prior to joining Blank Rome, Jodi served as counsel at a leading Am Law 100 firm.

Experience

Investment Management

  • Secondment at UBS Hedge Fund Solutions LLC, one of the largest fund of funds in the world, for more than two years.
  • A leading global investment management group in their secondary sales and purchases of hedge fund and private equity fund interests.
  • An institutional alternative investment management firm in connection with its multimanager equity long-short strategy in all aspects of the onboarding of portfolio managers, including the drafting and negotiation of portfolio management agreements.
  • An entertainment industry sponsor in the formation of a $150 million onshore private equity fund structure investing in consumer products brands.
  • A maritime industry sponsor in the formation of a $250 million master-feeder hybrid private equity and hedge fund structure.
  • A well-known music producer and executive, talent manager and record label owner in the formation of a $50 million opportunistic hedge fund structure.
  • An asset management firm in the formation of a $500 million long-only hedge fund structure.
  • A Dallas-based sponsor in the formation of a $100 million electricity and natural gas-focused hedge fund structure.
  • A wealth management group in the formation of a long-short equities, options, and event-driven/special situations hedge fund structure seeded by a leading global investment management firm.

Mergers & Acquisitions Transactions

  • A well-known California-based technology company in a Series D Preferred Stock offering of an undisclosed amount to private equity funds and individual investors, as well as serving as outside general counsel for over two years.
  • A Luxembourg-based hotel management company with global operations in a Series A Preferred Stock offering of an undisclosed amount.
  • A nationally distributed pet food company in its sale through a merger to one of the world’s largest suppliers of fresh and prepared produce for approximately $350 million.
  • A wine and food media and publishing company in a joint venture with undisclosed parties to own and operate a wine-themed restaurant and private wine club in New York City.
  • A large hedge fund complex in the asset acquisition of a California-based registered investment adviser and related private fund re-domestication and creation of offshore master and feeder funds.
  • One of the oldest hedge fund managers in a merger with one of the leading activist hedge fund managers, resulting in a registered investment adviser with assets under management of $225 million.

Recognitions

  • 2011?2012, “Rising Star” in New York City, listed in Super Lawyers

Affiliations

Memberships

  • American Bar Association
  • Association of the Bar of the City of New York

Credentials

Admissions

  • New Jersey
  • New York

Education

  • University of Pennsylvania Law School, JD, cum laude
  • University of Michigan, BA, Phi Beta Kappa