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Edward Dartley

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Ed Dartley is a partner in the firm’s New York office where he is a member of the investment management group. Mr. Dartley concentrates his practice on the alternative investment asset classes, including private equity, real estate and venture capital funds, counseling clients on fund formation, governance, and regulatory and other matters. He has a particular focus on emerging and middle market private equity and other private fund managers, and advises them on a wide range of issues facing the industry today. Mr. Dartley regularly counsels private fund managers on seeding and joint venture relationships, and his practice includes representation of a number of international clients seeking to establish or expand their business in the United States. He also advises a number of start-up and emerging private companies outside of the investment management industry.

Mr. Dartley as part of his practice advises energy-focused alternative asset managers and companies on a wide variety of matters, and has worked with industry players in both the traditional and alternative energy industries. In addition, he has extensive experience advising clients in the FinTech and marketplace lending industries.

With over a decade of experience as in-house counsel and chief compliance officer, Mr. Dartley has deep in-house experience and a unique perspective on how asset management works from the inside. Mr. Dartley continues to utilize this experience by serving as regular outside counsel to a number of clients of the firm.

Professional Background

Prior to joining the firm, Mr. Dartley was a partner in the New York office of a national law firm. Prior to that, he was counsel and chief compliance officer with a registered investment advisor with several billion dollars under management.

Speaking Engagements

  • “Private Lending and Family Offices,” Nextlend Capital Management, LLC, May 23, 2017
  • “Private Equity / Venture Capital,” Opal Marketplace Lending & Alternative Financing Summit, Dana Point CA, December 2016
  • “Election 2016--Critical Issues for the IM Industry” - K&L Gates Investment Management Roundtable Series, October 2016
  • “The Future of Fintech: The Emergence of Fintech Aggregators” - Lendit Europe, October 2016
  • “Marketplace Lending Investment Structures, and Securitization and Secondary Markets: Marketplace Lending Investment Structures,” Marketplace Lending and Crowdfunding 2016, September 2016
  • “New Manager Forum,” April 2016
  • “AIMA Briefing and Regulatory Update - New York,” March 2016
  • “The SEC Guidance on Determination and Verification of Accredited Investor Status: What You Need to Know in 2015,” The Knowledge Group, June 2015
  • “Private Fund Compliance Forum 2015,” Private Equity International, May 2015
  • “Compliance with Rule 105 Regulation M,” ACA Compliance Group, March 2015
  • “ALTFI Europe Summit 2015,” February 2015
  • Serve as regular outside counsel to a $1 billion renewable energy private equity fund, advising on a wide variety of management company, fund, and transactional matters.
  • Serve as regular outside counsel to a private equity fund that seeds new private equity, real estate and other alternative asset managers, advising on all aspects of fund formation and structuring, seeding transactions, compliance, and other matters.
  • Serve as regular outside counsel to a private equity fund administrator, advising on fund administration, contractual, corporate transactional, and compliance matters.
  • Serve as regular outside counsel to a marketplace lending (peer-to-peer) investment manager.
  • Serve as regular outside counsel to a merchant cash advance investment fund.
  • Serve as U.S. counsel to a European private equity/real estate fund administrator.