Amy C. Johnson-Spina

Amy C. Johnson-Spina

Partner
New York: 212.880.6154
Fax 212.682.0200

Education

JD (cum laude), 2000
Seton Hall Law School
MBA (Honors), 2000
Seton Hall University
BS (summa cum laude), 1997
Seton Hall University

Bar Admissions

New York, 2001 New Jersey, 2001

Overview

Amy Johnson-Spina is a long-time advisor to many leading global institutional investors and fund sponsors, with extensive experience in U.S. and international private equity transactions. Amy has a loyal following of clients whom she advises on their investments across the alternative asset class in a variety of sectors (including buyout, venture capital, distressed debt, mezzanine, hybrid, mortgage debt, and real estate private investment funds, as well as hedge funds and funds of funds) through pooled and separate account structures.

Capitalizing on her expertise with respect to current market terms based upon her extensive representation of investors, Amy also represents fund sponsors on a broad range of issues relating to the forming of their private investment funds, including the structuring of their private investment funds, regulatory compliance and best practices. During the course of two economic cycles, Amy has advised, and continues to advise, companies on their mergers and acquisitions, reorganizations and other general corporate matters.

Amy takes special pride in developing long-term relationships with her clients and gaining the reputation as a trusted, business-savvy adviser, who understands how her clients’ business motivations behind a particular transaction fit with their strategic vision.

Amy regularly represents the following investors: Ontario Teachers’ Pension Plan Board, Canada Pension Plan Investment Board, Ontario Municipal Employees’ Retirement System, Future Fund Board of Guardians (Australia), OPSEU Pension Trust, Alberta Investment Management Corporation, California Public Employees’ Retirement System, Caisse de dépôt et placement du Québec, Ivanhoé Cambridge, Public Sector Pension Investment Board, New Zealand Superannuation Fund, Scotiabank Pension Fund and other pension fund clients.

Amy has recently advised clients on their investments in the following funds:

In 2016: Accel XIII, Accel Growth IV, Accel Leaders, Accel London V L.P., Apax IX, Apollo Special Situations Fund, AQR Style Premia Fund, L.P., Blackrock Style Advantage, Blackstone Real Estate Partners Europe V, DFG Sente Strategic Fund, Founders Fund VI, Greystar Equity Partners IX, L.P., GPI Capital Global Partnership Investing Fund I, Index Ventures VIII, KKR Americas XII, Parthenon Capital Partners Fund V, PIMCO Bespoke Fund, Spark Capital V, Spark Capital Growth II, Thoma Bravo Fund XII, TPG Fund VII, ValueAct Capital International SPV.

In 2015: Accel-KKR V, Aerospace Transportation and Logistics Fund LP, AEA Investors Fund VI, Ares Corporate Opportunities Fund V, Athryium Opportunities Fund II, Bain Capital Asia III, Beacon Capital Strategic Partners VII, Blackstone Capital Partners VII, Blackstone Real Estate Partners VIII, Blackstone Strategic Alliance Offshore Fund III Ltd., Brookfield Capital Partners IV, BTG Pactual Global Partnership Investing Fund I, Encap Energy Capital X, EQT VII, Frazier Heathcare Growth Buyout Fund VIII, Harvest Partners VII, Horsley Bridge XI, Mesoamerica Opportunities Latam Fund, NEA 15, Oaktree Opportunities Fund X, Praedium VIII Multifamily Value Fund, Searchlight Capital II, Solus Offshore Opportunities Fund 5, Thoma Bravo Special Opportunities Fund II, VMG Partners III.

Representative Work

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Insights

Legal 101: How to Effectively Streamline the Legal Review of Fund Documents

Presenter, Institutional Limited Partner Association Members-Only Conference, Boston

Adviser Registration and Exemptions Under the Final SEC Rules Implementing the Dodd-Frank Act: Implications for Non-U.S. Advisers

Co-author, Torys on Private Equity

Professional Involvement

Amy was involved in the preparation of a Model Limited Partnership Agreement with Commentary as a member of an ad hoc committee of leading institutional investors on behalf of the Institutional Limited Partners Association.