Mohsen Ghazi serves as Managing Director, Deputy General Counsel of Cresset where he leads the formation and structuring of Cresset’s investment fund vehicles, including the legal aspects of Cresset’s portfolio company investments. In this role, he utilizes a sophisticated blend of skills across complex tax planning, fund formation, corporate, and securities law. He has broad experience in technology, law, and finance, enabling a multi-dimensional perspective to help create innovative 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 investment strategies and asset classes, 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. Additionally, Mohsen dedicated a portion of his practice to serving pro bono clients and helping complex public charities, private foundations, and other tax-exempt organizations achieve their philanthropic objectives.
Prior to practicing law, Mohsen founded an ESG-focused roboadvisor, analyzed equity and debt instruments for one of Chicago’s leading 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 extensively with incarcerated, underprivileged youth.
Mohsen received his JD from the University of Michigan Law School, and also studied advanced tax law at NYU School of Law’s LLM program, biotechnology at Johns Hopkins University’s Masters in biotechnology program, and finance at University of Michigan’s Ross School of Business MBA program.