Arinze N. Onugha is a partner in the firm’s New York office. His practice focuses on forming and advising private investment funds. He also represents regulated fund of funds, family offices and other institutional investors in connection with their primary and secondary investments in domestic and offshore buyout, real estate, venture capital, structured equity and other private investment funds.

Arinze has been recognized by the Jackie Robinson Foundation as one of its "42 under 40" Distinguished Jackie Robinson Scholar Alumni, and, through charitable organizations, assists students from underrepresented communities in learning business law concepts. 

Representative Client Work

  • Represented fund sponsor in the formation of a +$300 million “club fund” formed for the purpose of investing in farmland and farmland related assets
  • Regularly represents institutional investors and family offices in numerous primary investments in mid- to mega-sized buyout, venture capital and real estate funds with aggregate capital commitments ranging from $200 million to over $20 billion
  • Represented a Cayman Islands fund of funds in the acquisition of a large portfolio of fund limited partnership interests, representing capital commitments totaling over $850 million
  • Represented a start-up fund sponsor in the structuring and offering of a single-asset real estate fund seeking to raise $7.5 million

Bar & Court Admissions

  • New York
  • New Jersey


  • J.D., New York University School of Law
  • B.S., cum laude, University of Pennsylvania, The Wharton School

Community Engagement

  • Chair, Board of Directors, DIFFvelopment, Inc.
  • Member, Board of Directors, New York University Law School Alumni Association 

Awards & Honors

  • National Bar Association's Top "40 Under 40" - Nation’s Best Advocates, 2021-2022
  • "42 under 40" Distinguished Jackie Robinson Scholar Alumni, Jackie Robinson Foundation
  • Leadership Council on Legal Diversity Fellows Program (2018) 
  • Goldman Sachs Scholarship for Excellence Award

Seminars & Presentations


Jump to Page