Ira Phillip Kustin is a partner in the Investment Funds & Private Capital practice at Paul Hastings and is based in the firm’s New York office. Mr. Kustin focuses his practice on advising sponsors of, and investors in, complex hedge, private equity and credit funds, and regularly counsels private fund advisers on international investment platforms including in Europe, Asia, and Latin America. His clients range from market-leading global asset managers, to startups, mid-sized, and larger managers.
Mr. Kustin has extensive experience counseling established, global investment advisers as well as start-up managers in most aspects of their operations and regulatory compliance matters. He advises investment fund managers faced with complex restructurings, succession planning, crisis/conflict resolution, and consent solicitations.
His practice includes advising clients on the structuring of arrangements between investment managers’ principals, seeding transactions, co-investment and secondary transactions, and LP-side investments in private funds.