Eric Doherty


My passion and expertise lies in assisting entrepreneurs and investors in forming venture capital funds, special purpose investment vehicles, accelerators and incubators.

Eric Doherty’s practice focuses on all aspects of the formation, operation and ongoing maintenance of private investment funds, including venture capital, microcap, private equity, fund-of-funds, secondary market and other investment advisory businesses in the United States and internationally. He has represented many of the nation's leading accelerators, incubators and studios in forming hybrid corporate and investment fund structures.

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  • Cake Ventures Announces First $17 Million Fund 

  • Bonfire Ventures Raises $231 Million for Two New Funds 

  • Amplify Partners Announces Two New Funds Totaling $700 Million 

  • Collaborative Fund + Sesame Ventures Launch VC Fund 

  • Math Venture Partners: Closes Debut $28 Million Fund 



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Eric is an excellent and smart lawyer who has a great temperament, wit, ease and confidence about him. – Chambers USA 2022

  • University of Michigan Law School
    JD, 2002

  • Macalester College
    BA, History
    magna cum laude, Phi Beta Kappa, 1995

Admissions & Credentials



  • American Bar Association

Rankings & Accolades

    The Legal 500: Investment Fund Formation and Management – Private Equity Funds

    Chambers USA: Venture Capital: Fund Formation – USA Nationwide