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Marie T. DeFalco

Marie T. DeFalco

Vice Chair, Investment Management Group

Lowenstein Sandler LLP
New York, U.S.A.

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Marie is vice chair of the firm's Investment Management group, which has been selected as one of the preeminent practices in the United States for its representation of hedge funds and other private funds and derivatives/private equity work.

Marie represents investment management clients throughout the United States and internationally. She specializes in structuring business transactions to maximize the achievement of clients' goals from both a business and tax perspective, particularly transactions involving limited liability companies and partnerships. Marie assists clients with the formation and operation of venture capital funds, hedge funds and private equity funds, in the organization of joint ventures, and in the negotiation of shareholder and limited liability company agreements.

Bar Admissions

    New York
    New Jersey


Yale Law School (J.D. 1998), Case Notes Editor, Yale Law Journal; Editor-in-Chief, Yale Journal of Law & the Humanities
Cornell University (A.B. 1995), Economics; Phi Beta Kappa
Areas of Practice
Professional Career

Significant Accomplishments

Speaking Engagements

The Investment Management Group is hosting its quarterly program geared toward select chief legal and compliance officers as they address important legal and regulatory issues and related operating challenges unique to investment managers. Marie DeFalco and two members from Osborne Clarke London, Tim Simmonds and Helen Parsonage, will lead the roundtable discussion "AIFMD and Other Fund Developments in the Age of Brexit: A UK Perspective." The discussion will focus on issues senior legal and compliance professionals confront in the operation or extension of their businesses in the United Kingdom and Europe. The most pressing issues facing fund managers operating or marketing in the UK and Europe in the pre- and post-Brexit environment will also be explored.

Marie DeFalco, Elaine Hughes, Scott Moss and the Investment Management Group will be hosting the Private Equity Fund of Funds Roundtable in the New York Office. The goal of the program is to bring together a small group of representatives from leading private equity fund of funds for an informal, interactive discussion. 

Lowenstein partners Marie T. DeFalco and Elaine M. Hughes are panelists at the Opal Group's Family Office Winter Forum 2018. DeFalco's panel addresses "Investing in Private Equity/Venture Capital"; Hughes' panel covers "Opportunities in the Private Credit Markets."

Official event site



Marie T. DeFalco and Eileen Overbaugh discuss the risks and pitfalls to be aware of when investing in funds and direct deals as well as best practices and processes for venture investments.

Time: 8:15 a.m.-6 p.m.
Location: Lowenstein Sandler LLP, 1251 Avenue of the Americas, 17th Floor, York, NY 10020

Join Lowenstein partner Marie T. DeFalco, speaker at the 2019 IvyFON Full-Day Seminar, an event dedicated to sharing insights and improving the overall knowledge of the family office and institutional investor class.


  • Marie T. DeFalco, Lowenstein Sandler LLP
  • Andreas Bodmeier, Chicago Atlantic Group
  • Ed Schmults, Calyx Peak Companies
  • Bob Stefanski, eLab Ventures

8 a.m.-4:30 p.m.

Location: Lowenstein Sandler, 1251 Avenue of the Americas, New York, New York 10020

Professional Associations

Morris County Bar AssociationTaxation Law Section

Professional Activities and Experience

  • Chambers USA: America's Leading Lawyers for Business (2019) - Marie DeFalco
  • The Legal 500 - USA (2017) - DeFalco


    Ability Of Hedge Funds And Private Equity Funds To Attract Pension Investors Made Easier By The Pension Protection Act Of 2006, November 2006
    Comprehensive Financial Industry Regulatory Reform Moves Forward in the U.S. House of Representatives, January 5, 2010
    Dodd-Frank Act Rulemaking - SEC Issues Order Adjusting Dollar Amount Thresholds For Qualified Client Rule Under the Advisers Act, July 19, 2011
    FINRA Rule 5131: Spinning and Market Orders Provisions Delayed to September 26, 2011, May 25, 2011
    FINRA Rule 5131: What Fund Managers and Broker-Dealers Should Think About Before May 27, 2011, April 12, 2011
    Foreign Bank Account Reporting (FBAR) Requirements in Connection with Investments in Offshore Hedge Funds, June 18, 2009
    Important Changes To ERISA's Plan Asset Rule For Hedge Funds And Private Equity Funds, October 2006
    Investment Management Client Alert: Year-End Compliance Issues, January 2009
    Investors Fight Back, May 2011
    IRS Extends Deadline for Filing Foreign Bank Account Reports For Certain Taxpayers to September 23, 2009, June 25, 2009
    IRS Extends FBAR Filing Deadline for Certain Taxpayers to June 30, 2010, August 10, 2009
    IRS Rules on Deductibility of Management Fees Incurred by Fund of Funds, July 2008
    Learning to Live in the Brave New World of Limited Liability Companies: Avoiding the Ten Greatest Pitfalls in Structuring a Limited Liability Company, October 22, 2004
    LLCs as the New Corporate Order, October 10, 2004
    New Jersey's Business Tax Reform Act Makes Major Changes to the State's Taxation of Business Entities, August 2002
    Reminder: Modified Publication Requirements For New York Limited Liability Entities, January 2007
    SEC Adopts NASD Rule 2790 to Replace "Hot Issues" Rule, December 2003
    SEC Issues Amendments To Emergency Orders, September 2008
    SEC Issues Emergency Orders Regarding Short Selling and Issuer Repurchases, September 2008
    Tax and Other Considerations for Determining Choice of Entity, 2005
    Tax Considerations for LLC Mergers, Winter 2002/03
    The Alternative Investment Fund Managers Directive: Impact on U.S. Fund Managers, February 2011
    The AMT Patch – Provisions Affecting Fund Managers, November 2007
    The Dodd-Frank Act and Its Effect on Non-US Based Investment Advisers, November 2010
    Update On The Hedge Fund Registration Rule, September 2006
    Why Is it So Hard to Launch a Hedge Fund Today?, August 2011
    Why The EU Must Come To Its Senses, June 18, 2010

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