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Kari K. Harris

Member / Chair, Investment Funds Practice

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Kari concentrates her private equity and investment funds practice on representing private equity funds of funds, other investment advisers, and institutional investors in a broad range of matters involving investment funds and investments. She draws on extensive experience, including several years as general counsel to a global family office and private equity fund, to develop practical solutions that help clients meet their business objectives.

Kari devotes a significant portion of her practice to counseling investment advisers on regulatory compliance, corporate governance, and sponsorship of private investment funds as well as organizing a full range of private investment funds, including leveraged buyout, venture capital, real estate, senior debt, mezzanine debt, and special focus funds. In the private equity side of her practice, she represents funds of funds focused on primary investments in middle-market leveraged buyout funds, distressed opportunities funds, real estate funds, and venture capital funds; traditional and synthetic secondary investments in private equity funds and real estate investments; and direct co-investments in private equity, mezzanine, and real estate transactions.

In her work for domestic and international institutional investors, Kari advises them on alternative investments, including primary investments in hundreds of private equity funds, mezzanine funds, venture capital funds, real estate funds, special focus funds, traditional and synthetic secondary investments, and direct co-investments.

Prior to joining Mintz, Kari was a partner in the Fund Formation team and a member of the Private Equity and Investment Funds group in the Boston office of an international law firm. She also served as US general counsel to a global family office and private equity fund for nearly three years. Earlier, she was counsel at another Boston-based global law firm.

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News & Press

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Buyouts Insider quoted Investment Funds Chair, Kari Harris in an article analyzing the position LPs (Limited Partnership) face in the current fundraising environment.
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Investment Funds Chair, Kari Harris spoke to TechCrunch+ about the current fundraising environment, specifically the recent increase of new women-led funds.
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Investment Funds Chair, Kari Harris spoke to Buyouts Insider about the current fundraising environment.
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Mintz Investment Funds Chair, Kari Harris spoke to TechCrunch about the challenging state of venture firm fundraising.
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Mintz Investment Funds Chair, Kari Harris spoke to Buyouts Insider on the resistance from limited partners (LPs) to 'pre-clearance' of general partner (GP) led deals.
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Mintz has appointed Members Gregory Fine and Matthew T. Simpson to co-lead the Private Equity practice alongside current chair, Kurt Steinkrauss. The change is effective immediately.
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As the pandemic and favorable market conditions drove record M&A and private equity dealmaking in 2021, Mintz’s Private Equity Practice handled a number of complex and impactful middle-market transactions for a growing number of private equity funds across the country spanning a variety of industries, including Charlesbank Capital Partners, DW Healthcare Partners, and Monomoy Capital Partners. In addition, the firm added several practitioners with extensive transactional knowledge to its deep bench to support private equity clients.
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Law360 reported that Mintz has added Kari K. Harris as Member in the firm’s Corporate Practice in Boston and Ayaz R. Shaikh as Member and Co-chair of the firm’s Project Development & Finance Practice in Washington, D.C.
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The American Lawyer reported that Mintz has added Kari K. Harris as Member in the firm’s Corporate Practice in Boston and Ayaz R. Shaikh as Member and Co-chair of the firm’s Project Development & Finance Practice in Washington, D.C.
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2023
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Kari K. Harris

Member / Chair, Investment Funds Practice

Boston