J. Pablo Gardea

J. Pablo Gardea

Washington, D.C.

Email [email protected]​hoganlovells.com

Phone +1 202 637 2870

Fax +1 202 637 5910

LanguagesEnglish, Spanish

Practice groupCorporate & Finance

Pablo Gardea brings a creative and effective approach when advising fund managers on a wide range of fund formation and maintenance matters. He focuses on understanding his clients' positioning and long-term strategy in order to best counsel them through the capital formation and investment process.

Pablo's practice includes private investment fund formation, public and private securities offerings, portfolio divestments, and SEC compliance matters. Pablo regularly advises established and first-time investment fund managers on investment structuring, corporate governance and investor relations matters, as well as individuals and institutions on potential investments and negotiations with fund sponsors. He also helps clients structure incentive arrangements in joint ventures, strategic alliances, and other investment agreements. In addition to his fund formation work, Pablo has experience helping companies develop governance structures and implement corporate compliance programs.

While in law school, Pablo served as the Senior Articles Editor for the Georgetown Journal of International Law and was deeply involved in community service. He fulfilled his school's pro bono pledge, achieving the highest pro bono recognition level. To this day, he maintains a robust pro bono practice focused on immigration and social entrepreneurship.

Education and admissions


J.D., Georgetown University Law Center, 2018

B.A., The University of New Mexico, summa cum laude, 2013


Member, American Bar Association

Member, Hispanic Bar Association of the District of Columbia

Bar admissions and qualifications

District of Columbia

New York

Representative experience

Represented a private investment firm in connection with the structuring and organizing of a Qualified Opportunity Fund.

Advised an investment management firm in a joint venture with a large real estate developer for the acquisition and development of real estate.

Advised a private investment firm on the formation of its sixth credit fund focusing on life sciences and technology companies.

Advised a D.C.-based biotech social enterprise on organizational and corporate governance matters.

Advised a sponsor on the formation of a social impact investment fund to support the creation and preservation of workforce housing in the Washington, D.C. area.

Represented a global asset manager in connection with the negotiation and investment of over US$400m in U.S.-based private equity funds.

Advised an investment management firm as buyer of a portfolio of investment fund interests in secondary transactions. 

Advised the sponsors of a joint venture in the formation of a private investment fund focused on Latin America growth sector companies.

Advised a private investment fund on its tax-driven internal restructuring. 

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