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Edward Dartley

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Ed Dartley is a partner in the firm’s New York office and a member of the investment management group. Mr. Dartley concentrates his practice on private equity, real estate and venture capital funds, counseling clients on fund formation, governance, and regulatory and other matters. Driven by his enthusiasm for helping others build businesses and create value, Mr. Dartley focuses his efforts on emerging and middle-market private equity and other private fund managers. Ed regularly counsels on seeding and joint venture relationships, and he represents numerous international clients seeking to establish or expand their business in the United States. He also advises start-up and emerging private companies outside of the investment management industry.

As part of his practice, Mr. Dartley advises in the areas of traditional and alternative energy, sustainability and impact investing, FinTech, and the recently-established opportunity zone program.

Mr. Dartley spent over a decade as in house counsel and chief compliance officer at an investment manager, and brings this unique perspective on how asset management works from the inside to all that he does. Mr. Dartley continues to utilize this experience by providing holistic advice as regular outside counsel to a number of the firm’s clients.

When possible, Mr. Dartley combines his work and recreational time, fielding calls while kayaking, hiking, or skiing in New York’s Catskill Mountains.

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.


  • 2019 National Law Review Go-To Thought Leaders for contributions about Opportunity Zones under the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act

Speaking Engagements

  • “New Manager Forum”, May 2018
  • “Private Lending and Family Offices,” 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

Additional Information

  • “Fundraising Strategy: Open Dialogue,” The Legal Special 2015, April 2015
  • “Private Equity and Valuation: Separating Hype From Reality,” New York Law Journal, May 2014
  • “Cost and Benefits of Jobs Act’s Lifting of General Advertising Ban,” New York Law Journal, December 2013
  • Serve as regular outside counsel to Hudson Sustainable Investment Management, a private equity renewable energy and sustainability firm, advising on a wide variety of management company, fund, and transactional matters.
  • Serve as regular outside counsel to Gatewood Capital Partners, a private equity firm 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 US counsel to Stafford Capital Partners, an Australian-based private equity firm, focusing on sustainability investments.
  • Serve as fund counsel to RevolverCap Partners, a private equity firm focusing on non-investment grade bank revolvers in the secondary market.
  • Serve as fund counsel to MBP Capital Management, a private equity firm focusing on multifamily properties.
  • Serve as regular outside counsel to The Alberleen Group, a multi-family office advisor and investment bank, focusing on sustainability, impact investing, and other sectors.
  • Serve as counsel to the United Nations Capital Development Fund, in connection with its first-ever joint venture with a private investment firm to make blended financing investments to least developed countries 
  • Representation of Hutton Capital Management, an asset-based lender in the alternative finance space, in numerous financing deals.
  • 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 6th Avenue Capital, a merchant cash advance investment firm.
  • Serve as U.S. counsel to a leading European private equity/real estate fund administrator.
  • Representation of multi-family office advisor McNally Capital in connection with its Opportunity Zone Fund initiative (The Capital Across America Program), including the River North development in Nashville, Tennessee, a 13-acre, 1.3 million square foot mixed use development.