Michael G. Doherty

Michael Doherty is a partner in the asset management group who primarily represents asset managers on a wide range of products. He has considerable experience advising on the formation and ongoing operations of registered funds, private funds, such as private equity funds, and business development companies. In addition, Michael also represents private fund clients in strategic transactions, working closely with lawyers from the firm’s private equity practice.   

Michael’s clients include investment advisers, registered investment companies and their boards, and privately offered investment pools and their sponsors. Clients prize Michael for his deep understanding of commercial matters, as well as related regulatory and compliance matters. 

With deep knowledge of a variety of products, Michael is at the forefront of helping clients who want to explore alternative products and seek out new types of investors. He has helped traditional fund sponsors who want to broaden their client base, and guided private fund managers interested in accessing retail investors. Michael has become a recognized thought leader in the area of private equity “retailization,” leading meetings with SEC staff and co-authoring articles on the subject.