Adam August focuses his practice on corporate and securities law and other transactional matters, with a concentration in the formation, structuring, management and operation of U.S. domestic and international private investment funds and registered investment advisors employing a variety of investment strategies. Adam advises investment managers to various private funds, including hedge funds, commodity funds, cryptocurrency funds, private equity funds, secondary funds, funds of funds and single purpose investment partnerships, with respect to private placements, complex federal and state registration or exemption issues for investment advisers, commodity pool operators and commodity trading advisers. Adam guides clients through other corporate matters and compliance issues beginning with the initial funds raising process and continuing throughout the life of the fund.
Adam has assisted with negotiating side letter agreements and other strategic relationship documents, completing required SEC filings, including Section 13 and 16 ownership filings, ADV filings and Form PF, and drafting management entity governing documents for various management structures and joint ventures, as well as related investment management agreements, transaction documents, third-party marketing agreements, separately managed account agreements, employment documents, compliance manuals and policies and equity participation plans.
Prior to joining the firm, Adam was a Director in the Compliance and Regulatory group at Duff & Phelps, LLC and, prior to that, worked for over 12 years at Akin Gump Strauss Hauer & Feld LLP in their Investment Funds group counseling all manner of private funds and investment managers.