Steven Giordano focuses his practice on the formation of domestic and offshore private investment funds—including hedge funds, private equity, venture capital, real estate investment funds and funds of funds—from a legal and tax perspective. He advises fund managers on a variety of issues ranging from capital formations, regulatory compliance, and internal governance to the structuring and negotiating of portfolio investment transactions. Mr. Giordano has an understanding on matters relating to management company structuring, employment agreements, joint ventures, seed capital arrangements, soft dollars, blue sky filings and issues involving regulatory compliance.

He is also experienced in corporate and financial transactions with an emphasis on tax-free and taxable mergers, acquisitions and reorganizations for both public and private companies, joint ventures and technology licensing, and executive compensation planning.

Mr. Giordano joined WilmerHale in 2020 from another major firm in Boston, where he served as a partner. He previously worked as a portfolio counsel for Atlas Venture. He is a certified public accountant in Illinois and practiced with Pricewaterhouse in Chicago prior to attending law school.


  • Recognized by The Best Lawyers in America for private funds/hedge funds law in Boston (2015–2022) 
  • Ranked by Chambers USA for hedge and mutual funds in Massachusetts (2018, 2019) 
  • Recommended by The Legal 500 US for investment fund formation and management and alternative/hedge funds (2014–2019)

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  • Education

    • JD, Boston University School of Law, 1997

    • LLM, Taxation, Boston University, 2001

    • BS, Accounting, Boston College, 1993

  • Admissions

    • Massachusetts