Jonathon Soler is head of Weil’s U.S. Private Funds practice and co-head of the U.S. Private Equity practice. Mr. Soler regularly represents sponsors of private investment funds in connection with the organization and operation of such funds, as well as providing sophisticated advice regarding carried interest sharing and other economic and governance issues. He also has counseled investment firms in connection with the sale of significant minority interests in their businesses to institutional investors. In addition, Mr. Soler represents certain institutional investors in connection with their investments in a variety of private investment funds.
Mr. Soler’s representative clients include Altas Partners, American Securities, Aquiline Capital Partners, Ascribe Capital, Brookfield Asset Management, Crow Holdings, Genstar Capital, Lindsay Goldberg, OMERS Private Equity, Snow Phipps Group, Strattam Capital and Trive Capital.
Mr. Soler is a member of the Private Investment Funds Forum and has been named a leading lawyer for Fund Formation by Chambers USA and Chambers Global since 2008. In Chambers USA, clients note “he's really a thought partner and is right there with us in terms of being progressive and thoughtful around fund-raising terms and negotiation tactics.” He is “a good lawyer, commercial and has a good understanding of the market.” Mr. Soler is also recognized as a “Market Leader” for Investment Funds by IFLR1000 and as a “Leading Lawyer” for Private Equity Funds by Legal 500 US, where clients note his “excellent strategic advice - he is very plugged in with all the big players.” Mr. Soler has regularly written and spoken on issues relating to private investment funds.