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Michael A. Aluko counsels clients on investment management, private investment funds (including real estate funds, private equity funds, venture funds, and hedge funds), derivatives, and regulatory matters. He drafts, reviews, and negotiates offering documents including limited partnership agreements, investment management agreements, and other commercial agreements in connection with the formation and investments in real estate funds, Qualified Opportunity Zone funds, private equity funds, and hedge funds as well as related co-investment and principal investment funds.

Michael advises institutional investors and investment managers on structuring, regulatory, and legal issues impacting real estate, private equity, Qualified Opportunity Zone, and hedge fund structures.

Prior to Greenberg Traurig, Michael was Lead Counsel at SECOR Asset Management, a major global asset manager, and previously was Assistant General Counsel at Teacher Retirement System of Texas (TRS). Prior to TRS, Michael spent a number of years in the Structured Products and Derivatives department of a major New York law firm where he advised and represented hedge funds and investment managers on derivatives and structured transactions. He also advised major banks, investment managers, public pension plans, and other investors, as in-house counsel, in connection with derivatives regulations and trading agreements, including ISDA Master Agreements, Prime Brokerage, Margin Lock-Up, Master Securities Lending and Global Master Repurchase Agreements, Futures and Clearing, Master Confirmations, and Credit Support Annexes.


  • Investment management
  • Real estate funds
  • Qualified Opportunity Funds
  • Private equity funds
  • Venture Funds
  • Hedge funds
  • Pension funds and institutional investors
  • Derivatives transactions
  • Derivatives regulation including Dodd Frank and EMIR
  • Federal and state securities laws



  • Assistant General Counsel, Teacher Retirement System of Texas, 2014-2017
  • Lead Counsel, SECOR Asset Management, LP, 2017-2018
  • Vice President and Counsel, Societe Generale, 2010-2013
  • Director, Bank of America Merrill Lynch, 2013-2014

Recognition & Leadership

  • Member, Association of the Bar of the City of New York
  • Member, American Bar Association
  • Member, State Bar of Texas
  • Member, New York Bar Association


  • J.D., New York Law School, 2001
  • B.B.A., Baruch College, The City University of New York, 1998
  • New York
  • Texas