Daniel Drabkin specializes in the representation of sponsors in all aspects of fund formation, structuring, marketing and operating alternative investment funds, with significant experience in real estate, private credit, private equity and fund-of-fund strategies. Daniel also represents institutional investors in negotiating LP-side investments into funds, co-investments and other managed accounts, and has significant experience with secondaries transactions (both buy-side and sell-side) involving the purchase and sale of mature fund interests, including complex GP-led fund restructurings.
Daniel's recent experience includes acting for firms such as Capital Dynamics, Digital Bridge Group (formerly Colony Capital), Tikehau Capital, Oxford Finance, EQT Exeter, Mercer Investment Management, Long Wharf Capital, Appian Capital, AllianceBernstein Private Credit Investors and Development Bank of Japan, among others. He previously worked in-house as corporate counsel to a public commercial real estate and investment management firm, and he clerked at the Permanent Court of Arbitration in The Netherlands.
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- Speaks English and French
- Practice area Funds & investment management, Private equity [Investment management], M&A corporate
- Sector Funds & investment management, Private equity
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Career and qualifications
- McGill University (B.A.) 2006
- McGill University Faculty of Law (LL.B., B.C.L.) 2009
- Admitted as an Attorney-at-Law in New York 2010
- Partner since 2021
Awards and citations
- Recommended Lawyer
The Legal 500: Private Equity: Fund Formation and Management