Brian E. Jacobson



Brian Jacobson represents and advises clients in the alternative investment and private fund industries. He counsels clients in connection with the structuring, organization and operation of alternative investment products and investment vehicles, including with respect to regulatory and compliance matters.

Fund Formation & Investment Management

Brian counsels private fund sponsors and other investment managers in the structuring and management of private equity funds, venture capital funds, funds of funds, hedge funds and hybrid funds. His practice includes the organization of other investment vehicles and structures, such as single investor funds, co-investment vehicles, managed accounts and other special purpose investment vehicles. Brian also advises on other investment products and services, including managed account agreements, commodity pools and investment platforms.

Institutional Investors

Brian represents a range of institutional investors, such as endowments, nonprofit foundations, pension plans, insurance companies, family offices, registered investment advisers and health care systems. He counsels institutional investors in connection with structuring private fund and other alternative investments, including negotiating fund terms and side letter rights. Brian also advises institutional investors as buyer or sellers of private fund interests, preferred equity offerings and other secondary transactions and restructurings.

Compliance & Governance

Brian advises registered investment advisers on registration and compliance matters under the Investment Advisers Act, federal and state securities laws, commodity and futures regulations, and corporate governance matters. His practice involves counseling investment advisors on compliance policies, advertising materials, advisory contracts and regulatory developments.


Bar Admissions





University of Minnesota Law School
J.D. magna cum laude, Order of the Coif, Minnesota Law Review (note and comment editor) (2012)

St. Olaf College
B.A. summa cum laude (2007)

Leadership & Community

Pro Bono

  • Immigrant Law Center


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