Stephanie R Breslow is a partner and co-head of Schulte Roth & Zabel's Investment Management Group. She also serves on the firm's Executive Committee and Operating 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), 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 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 former Third Way Capital Markets Initiative, a former member of the Board of Directors and current member of 100 Women in Finance, 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. She is listed in Chambers USA: America's Leading Lawyers, Chambers Global: The World's Leading Lawyers, IFLR1000, The Legal 500 United States (Hall of Fame), Best Lawyers in America, Who's Who Legal: The International Who's Who of Business Lawyers (which ranked her one of the world's "Top Ten Private Equity Lawyers"), the Private Funds chapter of Who's Who Legal: Thought Leaders, Expert Guide to the Best of the Best USA, Expert Guide to the World's Leading Banking, Finance and Transactional Law Lawyers, Expert Guide to the World's Leading Women in Business Law and PLC Cross-border Private Equity Handbook, among other leading directories. Stephanie was named the "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 one of the 2012 Women of Distinction by the Girl Scouts of Greater New York. She is a much sought-after speaker on fund formation and operation and compliance issues, and she regularly publishes articles on the latest trends in these areas. Stephanie co-authored Private Equity Funds: Formation and Operation (Practising Law Institute), co-authored Hedge Funds: Formation, Operation and Regulation (ALM Law Journal Press), contributed a chapter on "Hedge Fund Investment in Private Equity" for inclusion in PLC Cross-border Private Equity Handbook 2005/06 (Practical Law Company), contributed a chapter on "Advisers to Private Equity Funds – Practical Compliance Considerations" for Mutual Funds and Exchange Traded Funds Regulation, Volume 2 (Practising Law Institute), and wrote New York and Delaware Business Entities: Choice, Formation, Operation, Financing and Acquisitions (West) and New York Limited Liability Companies: A Guide to Law and Practice (West). She received her J.D. from Columbia Law School and her B.A., cum laude, from Harvard University.