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Greenberg Traurig’s Cynthia Marian Speaks at Practising Law Institute’s Private Equity Forum

MIAMI – May 5, 2023 – Cynthia A. Marian, a Miami-based Private Equity and Private Funds shareholder in the Corporate Department of global law firm Greenberg Traurig, P.A., was among the speakers at the Practising Law Institute's (PLI) 24th annual Private Equity Forum, held April 27-28, in New York City.

Cynthia spoke on the "Upper-Tier Considerations” panel, which covered how private equity firms structure their general partner, management company, and other upper-tier equity interests, including different types of retention mechanisms, restrictive covenants, variability in compensation systems, carry sharing percentages and how they relate to fund waterfalls, and various tax issues.

The Private Equity Forum examines the prevailing issues and trends faced by attorneys working with private equity fund sponsors and their fund portfolios, according to PLI.

PLI is a non-profit organization that provides accredited continuing legal and professional education programs in a variety of formats delivered by more than 4,000 volunteer faculty, including prominent lawyers, judges, investment bankers, accountants, corporate counsel, and U.S. and international government regulators.

Based in Miami, Cynthia advises private equity fund sponsors, hedge fund managers, large and complex asset managers, and many smaller and start-up alternative investment advisers on corporate, tax, regulatory compliance, and operational matters germane to their investment management businesses, including a wide variety of issues arising from the activities of the private investment funds and accounts that they manage, invest in, or both. She focuses on the structuring, formation, offering of interests in, and ongoing operations of private funds and other special purpose and alternative investment vehicles globally. She also represents institutional investors making investments in private funds, including in the negotiation of GP stakes transactions, seed deals, side letters, co-investments, and secondaries.

About Greenberg Traurig: Greenberg Traurig, LLP has more than 2650 attorneys in 45 locations in the United States, Europe and the Middle East, Latin America, and Asia. The firm is a 2022 BTI “Highly Recommended Law Firm” for superior client service and is consistently among the top firms on the Am Law Global 100 and NLJ 250. Greenberg Traurig is Mansfield Rule 5.0 Certified Plus by The Diversity Lab. The firm is recognized for powering its U.S. offices with 100% renewable energy as certified by the Center for Resource Solutions Green-e® Energy program and is a member of the U.S. EPA’s Green Power Partnership Program. The firm is known for its philanthropic giving, innovation, diversity, and pro bono. Web: