Brian Jacobson collaborates with alternative investment managers to form and structure private investment funds and maintain compliance. Brian also assists companies and investment firms with mergers and acquisitions and corporate and securities law issues, including investment management, securities regulation and corporate governance.

Investment Management & Funds

Brian advises on:
  • Private equity, hedge fund and hybrid fund launches and restructurings
  • Forming and registering investment advisors and commodity pool operators
  • Negotiating investment management agreements and side letters
  • Legal review of private fund constituent documents 
  • Alternative investments considerations for institutional investors
  • Secondary market transactions for private fund interests


Brian counsels investment advisors on federal and state registration matters and regulatory compliance issues, including marketing materials, advisory agreements and new 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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