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Max's practice focuses on the structuring and restructuring of investment management businesses and advising family offices and private foundations. Max represents both established and startup investment managers in launching new funds and in private equity investments, lending, mergers and acquisitions, investor activism, and joint ventures, as well as issuers and underwriters in debt and equity offerings. Max negotiates seed deals, agreements with anchor investors, side letters with institutional investors, and employment and consulting agreements, and he provides advice on securities law and trading. He also represents leading hedge fund managers in establishing Insurance Dedicated Funds.
Max also serves as Co-chair of Lowenstein's Israel Practice Group, which represents corporations, venture funds, hedge fund and private equity fund managers, and family offices in cross-border matters involving Israel and the United States. Fluent in Hebrew, Max has represented international clients making investments in Israel, and has worked with Israeli investment managers on structuring and launching funds that are open to U.S. and international investors. He is the co-founder of Israel's first industry association for hedge funds.
Before joining the firm, Max served as Chief Operating Officer and in-house counsel to a family office and foundation. Earlier in his career, he was a partner at a boutique law firm focused on the representation of investment managers, as well as real estate developers, family offices, and high-net worth individuals.