Pepper Hamilton LLP

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4000 Town Center, Suite 1800
Southfield, MI 48095
United States
Pepper Hamilton LLP

We use the unique skills and talents of our people, the breadth of our practices and the depth of our 125 years of experience to deliver powerful solutions to client legal and business issues.

Pepper Hamilton LLP is a multi-practice law firm with more than 500 lawyers nationally. The firm provides corporate, litigation and regulatory legal services to leading businesses, governmental entities, nonprofit organizations and individuals throughout the nation and the world.

The firm is proud to have the country’s largest and most active Small Business Investment Company (SBIC) practice. Pepper serves the SBIC industry in a number of ways including:

  • Fund formation
  • Assistance in licensing – more than 240 since 1994
  • Regulatory advice to licensed Small Business Investment Companies
  • Fund investment activities
  • Serving as counsel to portfolio companies
  • Advice concerning systematic improvements to the SBIC Program.

Pepper also represents a wide range of alternative capital sources (such as private equity and venture capital funds, and mezzanine and private debt funds) licensed as SBICs, in their debt and equity investment transactions.

The SBIC practice is part of the firm’s Investment Funds Industry Group (IFIG) which draws on our lawyers’ varied knowledge and experience in all areas vital to the success of funds. IFIG’s bench of more than 60 lawyers across our offices assists clients in the following areas:

  • Funds services, including fund formation and operation
  • Fund transactions, including acquisitions, investments and financings
  • Fund regulation and regulatory compliance

Our clients receive the most current thinking on market conditions and cutting-edge trends as our IFIG lawyers work seamlessly with other practitioners to address the entire liquidity spectrum, as well as the varying degrees of fund regulatory oversight.

The firm has offices in Berwyn, Boston, Detroit, Harrisburg, Los Angeles, New York, Orange County, Philadelphia, Pittsburgh, Princeton, Silicon Valley, Washington D.C. and Wilmington.

For more information, contact the leaders of Pepper’s SBIC Practice, Michael B. Staebler at 248.359.7394 or and Christopher A. Rossi at 610.640.7846 or

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Pepper Hamilton LLP | 4000 Town Center, Suite 1800 Southfield, MI 48095 United States | 866x-737x-7372
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