Polsinelli appoints McAvoy as attorney and shareholder

January 07, 2020 - Front Section

New York, NY According to Polsinelli, Daniel McAvoy has joined the firm as a shareholder in Polsinelli’s Securities & Corporate Finance practice.

McAvoy’s practice focuses on private closed-end investment funds, corporate finance, securities regulation and M&A with a particular specialization in private investment fund transactions, including complex GP-led restructurings and secondary transactions. His experience also includes guiding overseas fund managers in entering U.S. markets. McAvoy also has experience counseling clients in M&A and securities transactions with a U.S. or regulatory component.

“I am happy to be a part of a growing, dynamic practice that is quickly making a name for itself in the middle-market investment funds space,” said McAvoy.  

“Polsinelli’s diverse platform will help ensure that my clients get top quality service in all of their areas of need. Dan’s extensive experience guiding overseas fund managers and investors and his emphasis on secondary transactions are great complements to our rapidly growing investment funds practice,” said the chair of Polsinelli’s Securities and Corporate Finance Practice, Kevin Vold. “We are excited to welcome him to our team.”

Dan Flanigan, managing partner of Polsinelli’s New York Office, said, “What a great addition! His range of legal experience includes private funds and transactions, as well as areas at the forefront of the marketplace such as qualified opportunity zone funds and blockchain-related transactions.  His broad scope which has included, for example, numerous cross-border deals, will bring great value to our clients.”

McAvoy earned his J.D. from New York University and his bachelor’s degree from the University of South Florida.  He is a member of the New York State Bar Association’s Securities Regulation Committee and Private Investment Funds Subcommittee as well as the International Bar Association.

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