Joseph M. Morrissey is a partner in the Investment Management Group at Seward & Kissel LLP. Mr. Morrissey works with sponsors and managers of various private investment funds and other pooled investment vehicles, including private equity funds, hedge funds, funds of funds, commodity pools, and various “hybrid” funds. In particular, Mr. Morrissey focuses on fund formation and structuring, the offering of interests by private investment funds, and the negotiation and documentation of such investments. Mr. Morrissey has significant experience in organizing both domestic and offshore partnerships and other investment vehicles, including separately managed accounts. Mr. Morrissey also represents fund sponsors in connection with seed-capital investments and represents funds of funds and other institutional investors in connection with their investments in private funds. Mr. Morrissey regularly counsels investment advisers, commodity pool operators and commodity trading advisors on regulatory and compliance matters, including the development of comprehensive compliance programs and in connection with applicable regulatory examinations. On the transaction side, Mr. Morrissey represents these clients in connection with their investment activities, including private equity and venture capital transactions, joint ventures and PIPEs transactions.

Mr. Morrissey served several years as a Member of the Private Investment Funds Committee of the Association of the Bar of the City of New York.

Mr. Morrissey was recognized as a key lawyer in The Legal 500 2023 “Investment Fund Formation and Management, Private Equity Funds (including Venture Capital)” category for Seward & Kissel – “Joseph Morrissey‘s clients include some of the most recognizable private equity firms, along with market fund sponsors.” Mr. Morrissey was recognized by IFLR 1000 as Highly Regarded in the practice areas of Hedge Funds and Private Equity Funds.

Mr. Morrissey received a B.A. from Drew University and a J.D. from Fordham University School of Law.