The HarbourVest Boston Team

David Morris

Managing Director


About David

David Morris joined HarbourVest in 2019 and oversees the tax structuring of all HarbourVest legal entities and portfolios, and provides tax transactional support to HarbourVest’s investment teams.

David joined the Firm from Fidelity Investments, where he was senior tax counsel. At Fidelity, his responsibilities included the structuring and due diligence of investments in pre-IPO companies, as well as support of Fidelity’s funds for institutional and high net worth investors. Prior to Fidelity, David was at Ropes & Gray LLP, where he represented private equity clients in a wide range of tax matters. David previously was at Davis Polk & Wardwell LLP, where he primarily advised clients on the tax aspects of derivatives transactions.

David received a BA (magna cum laude) in English Literature from Haverford College in 1997 and a JD from Columbia Law School in 2005, where he was named a James Kent Scholar. David is a member of Haverford’s chapter of Phi Beta Kappa.

Continuation solutions encompass a host of transaction types in which a GP secures interim liquidity and/or additional primary capital for their LPs in a strongly performing asset, or set of assets, that the GP will continue to own and control. Specifically, they include continuation funds, new funds created by GPs for the purpose of acquiring the asset(s) that continue to be managed by the same GP and capitalized by one or several secondary buyers, or equity recapitalizations involving a direct equity or structured equity investment into a portfolio company. These transactions can also include a parallel investment from the GP’s latest fund into that same pool of assets (a “cross-fund trade”).