Savannah R. Franklin’s practice focuses on advising both established and emerging managers in the organization and ongoing operations of domestic and international private investment funds.
Practice & Background
Ms. Franklin has extensive experience representing private equity funds, hedge funds, venture capital funds, commodities funds and hybrid funds employing a variety of strategies, including credit, emerging markets, distressed debt/securities, energy (including solar), real estate, fund-of-funds, event-driven and macro.
Ms. Franklin represents fund sponsors in connection with the organization, structuring and operations of their private investment funds. She also regularly advises fund sponsors on seeding transactions, strategic relationships, upper-tier structuring, management personnel negotiations and documentation, joint ventures, spin-offs and profit sharing arrangements. In addition, Ms. Franklin represents institutional and other investors in connection with their investments in private investment funds, including the acquisition and sale of those investments on the secondary market.
Ms. Franklin’s pro bono practice focuses on impact investing initiatives and serving as a volunteer attorney for the Human Rights Initiative of North Texas.
Ms. Franklin earned her J.D. magna cum laude from the Southern Methodist University Dedman School of Law, where she graduated as a member of the Order of the Coif. In law school, Savannah served as the administrative managing editor for the SMU Law Review and was a member of the ABA Labor and Employment Mock Trial team.