Barry Wolf is Weil’s Executive Partner and is Chair of the Firm’s Management Committee.
Mr. Wolf regularly represents a number of private investment funds and their sponsors in their organization and operation. His clients include Lindsay Goldberg, Perella Weinberg Partners, American Securities, Genstar Capital, Tower III, Snow Phipps and The Gores Group.
Mr. Wolf has extensive experience representing institutional investors in investing in private equity funds, providing both commercial advice as well as tax advice. He has been recognized as a leading private equity lawyer by Practical Law Company in Global Counsel and has consistently received Band 1 rankings from Chambers Global and Chambers USA. According to Chambers USA, “Barry Wolf is regarded as an ‘absolute star, with searing intelligence.’ A frequent adviser to private equity firms and their sponsors, he tends to get involved at the early stages of structuring and has the additional benefit of a background in tax law. He combines his management role with an active workload.” Mr. Wolf has been named a “Best Lawyer” for Private Funds in New York by Best Lawyers in America, a leading lawyer for Investment Fund Formation and Private Equity Funds by Legal 500 US, and a “highly regarded” lawyer for Investment Funds in the U.S. by IFLR1000. In 2013, Mr. Wolf was named to Private Equity Manager magazine’s “Legal Power 30” list of the 30 most influential private equity lawyers in the industry today. Mr. Wolf was also named one of America’s “Top 25 Pre-Eminent Private Equity Lawyers” by The Best of the Best USA 2010.
Mr. Wolf is very active in a range of philanthropic activities, including through board positions with: Weill Cornell Medical College, The Make-A-Wish Foundation, and The Global Foundation for Eating Disorders.