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Fried Frank Further Expands Asset Management Practice with Arrival of Rami Turayhi as Partner

News releases | November 8, 2021

Fried, Frank, Harris, Shriver & Jacobson LLP announced today that Rami Turayhi has joined the Firm as a partner in the Corporate Department and Asset Management Practice, resident in the New York office.
Mr. Turayhi has extensive experience representing funds including buyout, real estate, energy and infrastructure, co-investment, family office vehicles, and other private investment funds in fundraising and portfolio investment structuring. At Fried Frank, Mr. Turayhi will represent private equity sponsors and investors in the structuring, formation, and operation of private equity funds, real estate joint ventures, and other private investment vehicles, as well as in connection with their acquisition and divestiture of portfolio companies and assets. He will also advise private investment funds on issues relating to tax, employment, and regulatory matters, as well as ongoing securities law compliance.
“Rami’s commercial knowledge of investment banking practices and investor preferences globally will be an invaluable addition to our top-tier Asset Management Practice,” said David J. Greenwald, chairman of Fried Frank. “We look forward to the role he will play in the continued growth and success of the practice and the Firm more broadly.”
“We are pleased to welcome Rami to the team,” added Lawrence N. Barshay, founder and head of Fried Frank’s Asset Management Practice. “He is an excellent addition to the Firm, and his deep expertise across the energy, power, and real estate industries will be an asset to the Firm’s clients and Asset Management Practice.”
Mr. Turayhi joins from McDermott Will & Emery where he was a partner in the corporate department, with his practice there focused on the firm’s investment funds and private client practices. He was recognized last year by Chambers USA: America's Leading Lawyers for Business as “Band 1” in the “Family Office & Fund Structuring” category. Mr. Turayhi received his JD from Columbia Law School, where he was a Harlan Fiske Stone Scholar and a staff editor on the Columbia Business Law Review, and his MA and BS, magna cum laude, from Georgetown University. 
“Fried Frank has built a global business model with its market-leading fund formation practice, and I’m thrilled to join the team and work closely and collaboratively with my new colleagues to provide best-in-class fund counsel to fulfill our clients’ complex and multijurisdictional needs,” added Mr. Turayhi.
Fried Frank’s Asset Management Practice provides top-tier advice on all aspects of funds, managed accounts, and other investment vehicles, including fund formation, negotiation of managed accounts and advisory agreements, structuring management companies and compensation arrangements, spin-outs, seeding and stakes transactions, documentation of prime brokerage and other trading arrangements, and advice regarding ongoing operations.

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