Eric advises private equity funds, capital partners, and operating partners on real estate and business transactions including joint ventures, financings, asset acquisitions and dispositions, and fund formation and fund raising. In addition to advising on transactional matters, Eric draws on his experience as a general counsel and chief compliance officer of institutional investment advisers to provide strategic advice to clients on fund and business operations, regulatory matters, and business disputes.
Eric joined FSPM in 2017 after spending seven years as a Principal, Chief Legal Officer and Chief Compliance Officer of CIM Group, L.P, a major international real estate private equity fund and Chief Legal Officer and Chief Compliance Officer of its affiliate, OFS Management, an investment management firm focusing on middle market U.S debt, and Chief Compliance Officer of OFS Capital Corp., a publicly listed business development company externally managed by OFS Management. At CIM Group and OFS, Eric oversaw legal operations, including fund formations, asset acquisitions and dispositions, financings, co-investments, litigation, regulatory compliance, HR and risk management. Eric also served on CIM Group’s management, investment, and valuation committees. Prior to that, Eric served as Senior Managing Director, General Counsel and Chief Compliance Officer of GSC Partners, an international multi-strategy alternative investment management firm.
Eric earned his J.D., cum laude, from the Harvard Law School in 1995, and his B.A., magna cum laude and with college and departmental honors, from UCLA in 1991. Eric is admitted to practice law in New York and California.