Managing Director, Associate General Counsel
Mohsen Ghazi serves as Managing Director, Associate General Counsel for Cresset where he leads the formation and structuring of Cresset’s investment fund vehicles. In this role, he utilizes a unique blend of skills across complex tax planning (income, estate, and gift taxation), fund formation, corporate, and securities law. He has broad experience in technology, law, and finance, enabling a multi-dimensional perspective to help create fund structures and investment products for Cresset’s clients.
Prior to joining Cresset, Mohsen worked as a tax attorney at Kirkland & Ellis, where he gained experience advising clients on the structuring and formation of investment funds across a wide array of asset strategies, including private equity, venture capital, hedge funds, real estate, renewable energy, credit, and special situations. While at Kirkland, Mohsen helped structure one of the largest and most complex IPOs of the past decade, which helped bring a critical component of the COVID-19 vaccine to market.
Prior to practicing law, Mohsen founded an ESG-focused roboadvisor, analyzed equity and debt instruments for one of Chicago’s main hedge funds, and worked as a financial risk analyst for a Fortune 500 corporation. He has mentored students with iMentor, a Chicago organization dedicated to enhancing opportunities for students in low-income communities, and has worked for several years with incarcerated, underprivileged youth.
Mohsen received his BA, cum laude, in Economics & Business Administration from Kalamazoo College, his JD from the University of Michigan Law School, and has taken advanced coursework in taxation at NYU School of Law’s Tax LLM program and in biotechnology at Johns Hopkins University’s MS in Biotechnology program.
Mohsen and his wife, Anna, live in Chicago and enjoy practicing yoga, reading, and spending time with family.