Elias represents fund sponsors and investors regarding the formation and operation of domestic and international private investment funds across diverse strategies. He provides advice regarding all aspects of the fundraising process, including preparing offering and governing documents, forming onshore and offshore investment structures and negotiating with investors. Elias also has experience with institutional investors and regularly advises clients on market terms of investment funds. Additionally, Elias advises fund sponsors on day-to-day operational, regulatory and compliance matters, and deals regularly with issues relating to the Securities Act, the Investment Company Act, the Investment Advisers Act and ERISA.
Elias has represented a diverse group of asset managers and institutional investors, including, among others, AIG Asset Management, Centerbridge Partners, DRA Advisors, DuPont Capital Management, GE Asset Management (now State Street Global Advisors), Hemisfério Sul Investimentos, LCN Capital Partners, and Westport Capital Partners.
Education and qualifications
Elias holds a Juris Doctorate from New York University School of Law and received his B.A., magna cum laude, from the University of Pittsburgh. He is qualified to practice in New York.