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Stephen Savoca


Stephen Savoca is an associate in the Funds practice. He has experience advising on private fund formation as well as legal, compliance and operational matters related to the management and investment activities of private funds and their sponsors and advisers.

He assists clients with the formation of US and non-US investment funds, including hedge funds, hybrid funds, private equity funds, commodity pools and funds of funds. He also advises investment management companies in connection with their sponsorship and management of investment funds. In addition to his day-to-day practice, Stephen also represents pro bono clients.

Prior to joining the firm, Stephen practiced in the New York office of another international law firm.


Representative matters

Represented fund sponsor in multiple fundraises, including $5 billion evergreen and $12 billion flagship private equity funds (2019-2021).

Represented fund sponsor in $7 billion fundraise (March 2019).

Represented fund sponsor in $1.5 billion fundraise (September 2019).

Represented issuer in registered debt offering (July 2020).



New York

Texas inactive


Brooklyn Law School J.D., summa cum laude; salutatorian

Villanova University

Villanova University

A&O Shearman was formed on May 1, 2024 by the combination of Shearman & Sterling LLP and Allen & Overy LLP and their respective affiliates (the legacy firms). Any matters referred to above may include matters undertaken by one or more of the legacy firms rather than A&O Shearman.