- J.D., Northwestern University School of Law, 1999
- B.A., University of Illinois, 1994
Benedict O. Kwon is a partner in the Corporate Practice Group in the firm's Orange County office.
Areas of Practice
Mr. Kwon’s practice focuses on fund formation and tax structuring, as well as domestic and cross-border mergers and acquisitions. He has formed an array of private investment funds, including private equity funds, venture capital funds, real estate funds, mezzanine debt funds, film funds and hedge funds. In addition, Mr. Kwon advises startup companies with respect to formation issues and efficient tax structuring, limited liability company formation and structuring, and general partnership and corporate tax issues. He also has deep experience counseling clients on Investment Advisor Act compliance issues. Mr. Kwon is the current Chair of the American Bar Association Subcommittee on Private Equity and Venture Capital Fund Formation.
Venture Capital Fund Formations
Represented investment managers in the Structuring and Formation of Venture Capital Funds focused on the technology space, incubators, cryptocurrency and healthcare.
Real Estate Fund Formations
Represented investment managers in the Structuring and Formation of Real Estate Funds focused on hotel development, multi-family, real estate credit and NNN lease.
Represented investment managers in the Structuring and Formation of Private Equity Funds focused on the consumer products space.
Represented investment managers in the Structuring and Formation of Mezzanine Debt Funds.
Mergers and Acquisitions
Represented sell side and buy side transactions in the technology, consumer products and education space.
Represented medical device companies in their common stock offerings.
- Chair of the American Bar Association Subcommittee on Private Equity and Venture Capital Fund Formation
- Past Vice Chair of the California Bar Association Committee on Partnerships and LLCs
- California Hedge Fund Association
- Board Member of the Pacific Symphony