Stephanie R Breslow is a partner at Schulte Roth & Zabel, co-head of the Investment Management Group and a member of the Executive Committee. Her practice includes investment management, partnerships and securities, with a focus on the formation of liquid-securities funds (including hedge funds and hybrid funds) and private equity funds (including LBO, mezzanine, distressed, real estate and venture) and providing regulatory advice to investment managers. She also represents fund sponsors and institutional investors in connection with seed-capital investments in fund managers and acquisitions of interests in investment-management businesses, and she represents funds of funds and other institutional investors in connection with their investment activities.
Recently serving as chair of the Private Investment Funds Subcommittee of the International Bar Association, Stephanie is a founding member and former chair of the Private Investment Fund Forum, a member of the Advisory Board of Third Way Capital Markets Initiative, a member of the Board of Directors of 100 Women in Hedge Funds, a member of the Board of Visitors of Columbia Law School and a member of the Board of Directors of the Girl Scouts of Greater New York. In addition to Expert Guide to the World's Leading Women in Business Law, she is listed in Best Lawyers in America, Chambers USA, Chambers Global, International Who's Who of Business Lawyers (which ranked her one of the world's "Top 10 Private Equity Lawyers"), International Who's Who of Private Funds Lawyers (which ranked her at the top of the world's "Most Highly Regarded Individuals" list) and The Legal 500 United States, among other leading directories. Stephanie was named "Private Funds Lawyer of the Year" at the Who's Who Legal Awards 2014 and the Euromoney Legal Media Group's "Best in Investment Funds" at the inaugural Americas Women in Business Law Awards. She is also recognized as one of The Hedge Fund Journal's 50 Leading Women in Hedge Funds and was named a 2012 Woman of Distinction by the Girl Scouts of Greater New York. She is a sought-after speaker on fund formation and compliance issues, and she regularly publishes articles on the latest trends in these areas. Stephanie co-authored Private Equity Funds: Formation and Operation, co-authored Hedge Funds: Formation, Operation and Regulation, contributed the "Hedge Fund Investment in Private Equity" chapter to Private Equity 2005-2006, contributed the "Advisers to Private Equity Funds – Practical Compliance Considerations" chapter to Mutual Funds and Exchange Traded Funds Regulation, Volume 2, and wrote New York and Delaware Business Entities: Choice, Formation, Operation, Financing and Acquisitions and New York Limited Liability Companies: A Guide to Law and Practice. Stephanie is a graduate of Harvard University, cum laude, and Columbia University School of Law, where she was a Harlan Fiske Stone Scholar.