Columbia University, J.D., 2002; Harlan Fiske Stone Scholar
University of California at Berkeley, B.A., 1999
Jason Kerr practices in the areas of investment management, fund formation and general corporate law, with an emphasis on private equity.
Jason advises fund sponsors on the structure, offering and ongoing management of private investment funds, including associated regulatory and compliance issues pertaining to both the investment manager and the collective investment vehicle. He also regularly works with private fund managers, university endowments, public pension funds and other institutional investors to evaluate and negotiate the terms of investment opportunities. These prospective investments include private equity, venture capital, hedge fund and other commingled alternative investment funds, as well as separately managed accounts, co-investment opportunities and dedicated co-investment vehicles.
Prior to joining Robinson Bradshaw, Jason was an attorney for Axiom in New York. He previously served as chief legal officer and chief compliance officer for the global multi-manager real estate arm of The Carlyle Group's Solutions segment and as corporate counsel to Marsh & McLennan Companies, after beginning his career as an associate at Akin Gump Strauss Hauer & Feld.
Represents institutional investors in their evaluation, negotiation and purchase of private investment fund interests, as well as investments in separately managed accounts, co-investment opportunities and captive co-investment vehicles.
Represents a fund manager in connection with the formation, offering and ongoing management of a middle-market buyout fund with over $250 million in investor commitments.
Represents a fund manager in connection with the formation, offering and ongoing management of a credit fund with approximately $325 million in investor commitments.
Represented a private equity fund sponsor in the formation, offering and SBIC licensing of an investment fund seeking approximately $250 million of private investor commitments.
Represented a private equity fund investor in the negotiation of a $50 million seed investment, representing approximately 50% of targeted capital commitments, in an emerging manager’s first commingled fund.
Represented a public pension fund in connection with an aggregate $600 million investment in a commingled credit fund and a related captive co-investment vehicle.
Represented a public pension fund in the structuring and negotiation of a $250 million investment in a fund-of-one, created to invest alongside the sponsor’s commingled fund.
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