Shawn R. McCune centers his practice on the structuring, formation and negotiation of private equity funds and hedge funds. He has represented a wide variety of fund sponsors, asset managers and institutional investors in all stages of private equity funds, real estate funds, secondaries funds, funds of funds and other alternative asset classes, both domestically and internationally. He deals regularly with issues relating to the Securities Act, the Investment Company Act, the Investment Advisers Act and ERISA. He also has significant private equity, venture capital and mergers and acquisitions transactional experience.

Shawn has represented investment funds sponsored by, among others, Arcis Group, GE Asset Management (now State Street Global Advisors), Olympus Partners, The Praedium Group and VCFA Group. He regularly represents institutional investors such as DuPont Pension Trust and General Electric Pension Trust. Shawn received his B.A. from Middlebury College and his J.D., cum laude, from Boston University School of Law.


Advises sponsors of private equity funds regarding structure, formation, marketing and ongoing operational issues and transactional matters across a variety of asset classes.

Advises sponsors regarding incentive compensation arrangements, including carry-sharing arrangements.

Advises sponsors and investors with respect to regulatory and compliance issues, including general securities laws matters.