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Eric Requenez is a partner in the Private Funds and Asset Management group where he represents fund sponsors, distributors  and investors in connection with the formation, structuring and capitalization of private investment funds  as well as other securities offerings, regulatory and compliance matters, transactions and other corporate matters.

Eric focuses on advising fund sponsors and placement agents in the structuring, negotiation and capitalization of U.S. and non-U.S. private funds, including private equity funds, real estate funds, credit funds and energy and infrastructure funds. Eric has significant experience representing sponsors in the formation of open-ended real estate, infrastructure and other illiquid asset funds.  He also advises clients on the formation of related advisory and management entities.

Eric also has advised clients in the development, structuring, operation and regulation of closed-end funds, business development companies and mutual funds and works with sponsors who seek to tap into both the institutional and retail markets.

In addition, Eric counsels investment advisers in transactional, regulatory and compliance related to the Investment Company Act of 1940, the Investment Advisers Act of 1940, the Securities Act of 1933, the Securities Exchange Act of 1934 and the Volcker Rule.

Eric serves on Law360’s 2020 Editorial Advisory Board for Private Equity. He also is a frequent contributor to Private Equity Law Report.

Honors & Awards

  • ChambersUSA, Private Equity: Fund Formation
  • IFLR1000, Rising Star
  • The Legal 500 United States

Speeches & Events

  • Speaker, "SEC’s ESG Enforcement Initiative," The ESG 411 Podcast, April 30, 2021
  • Speaker, “The ESC on ESG,” The ESG 411 Podcast, April 23, 2021
  • Speaker, "DOL Final ERISA Regulations for Private Equity Investments: New Prudence Rules, Pecuniary Factors, Exceptions, and More," Strafford Webinar, January 21, 2021
  • Panelist, "Qualified Opportunity Funds, Opportunity Zones and ESG Investing Conference," NYSSCPA, September 17, 2020
  • Speaker, “Pandemic Not Panic: What Fund Managers Should Do Post-CARES Act,” Stroock Webinar, April 9, 2020
  • Speaker, “Regulatory Potpourri,” 2019 AFIRE Tax & Regulatory Summit, November 7, 2019
  • Speaker, “Understanding Opportunity Zones & The New U.S. Tax Law,” NAIOP NYC Education Program, October 30, 2019
  • Speaker, “Qualified Opportunity Zones: Family Office,” NYSSCPA’s 1st Annual Qualified Opportunity Funds and Opportunity Zones Symposium, June 19, 2019
  • Speaker, “Qualified Opportunity Zones and Qualified Opportunity Funds,” Association of Corporate Counsel, March 21, 2019
  • Speaker, “Opportunity Zones in 2019: Maximizing Benefits for Your Firm,” The Knowledge Group, March 20, 2019
  • Speaker, “Qualified Opportunity Zones,” Stroock and KPMG Present the Latest Insights on QOZs and Impact Investing, February 26, 2019
  • Speaker, “Qualified Opportunity Funds Sponsors & the Types of Investments they are Seeking,” The Riverside Experience Opportunity Zone Conference, November 29, 2018
  • Panelist, “Rapid Fire: Cutting Edge Topics Real Estate Professionals Need to Know Now,” USC Gould School of Law 2018 Real Estate Law and Business Forum, April 12, 2018


  • Law360’s Private Equity Editorial Board, 2021


  • Co-author, “SEC Continues its March Toward a New Climate and ESG Disclosure Framework” Stroock Client Alert, March 31, 2021
  • Co-author, “SEC Division of Examinations Announces its 2021 Examination Priorities and Fiscal Year 2020 Results,” Stroock Client Alert, March 5, 2021
  • Co-author, “Monitoring of Redemptions from Open-End Funds under ERISA,” Stroock Client Alert, December 28, 2020
  • Co-author, "SEC Expansion of Definitions of Accredited Investor and Qualified Institutional Buyer; Effective Date December 8, 2020," Stroock Client Alert, October 13, 2020
  • Co-author, “SEC Issues UPDATED ORDER Addressing Regulatory Relief for Advisers and Registered Funds Amid Coronavirus Pandemic,” Stroock Special Bulletin, April 3, 2020
  • Co-author, “Documenting Continuity Plans Amid Coronavirus: A Guide for Fund Advisers,” Stroock Special Bulletin, April 2, 2020
  • Co-author, “SEC Issues Regulatory Relief for Advisers and Registered Funds Amid Coronavirus Pandemic,” Stroock Special Bulletin, March 17, 2020
  • Co-author, “What a General Counsel of a Private Fund Advisor Should Be Doing Today to Manage the Coronavirus Crisis,” Stroock Special Bulletin, March 12, 2020
  • Co-author, “Steps for Businesses to Consider as Coronavirus Spreads,” Stroock Special Bulletin, March 3, 2020
  • Co-author, “Key Takeaways From the SEC Asset Management Panel’s Inaugural Meeting,” Stroock Special Bulletin, February 18, 2020
  • Co-author, “Office of Compliance Inspections and Examinations Announces Examination Priorities for 2020 and Releases 2019 Fiscal Year Results,” Stroock Special Bulletin, January 15, 2020
  • Co-author, “First Circuit Holds Sun Capital Funds Not Liable for Portfolio Company Withdrawal Liability,” Pratt’s Journal of Bankruptcy Law, February/March 2020
  • Co-author, “SEC Proposes Offering Reforms for Business Development Cos. and Registered Closed-End Funds,” Stroock Special Bulletin, March 26, 2019
  • Co-author, “Opportunity Zone REITs — a Path to the Retail Market?” Stroock Special Bulletin, March 22, 2019
  • Co-author, “SEC Adopts Amendments to Regulation S-K to Simplify and Update Disclosure Requirements,” Stroock Special Bulletin, November 5, 2018
  • Co-author, “Proposed Revisions to the Volcker Rule’s Implementing Rules – Select Proposals and Open Questions,” Real Estate Finance Journal, July 2, 2018
  • Co-author, “SEC Proposes Regulation Best Interest And Other New Standards Of Conduct For Broker-Dealers And Investment Advisers,” Stroock Special Bulletin, April 30, 2018
  • Co-author, “SEC Identifies Top 6 Investment Advisory Fee and Expense Compliance Issues for Investment Advisers,” Stroock Special Bulletin, April 19, 2018
  • Co-author, “SEC Proposes Amendments to Regulation S-K to Simplify and Modernize Disclosure Requirements,” Stroock Special Bulletin, October 23, 2017
  • Co-author, “OCIE Issues Risk Alert Highlighting the Most Frequent Advertising Rule Compliance Issues,” Stroock Special Bulletin, October 2, 2017
  • Co-author, “Lessons From SEC Sanctions Against Blackstreet,” Law360, June 10, 2016

Admitted To Practice

New York


J.D., Columbia Law School, 2007

B.A., Columbia University, 2004