Meltzer, Lippe, Goldstein & Breitstone LLP
Stephen M. Breitstone leads the 24 attorney Private Wealth & Taxation Group at the firm. His practice focuses upon high net worth clients and their businesses, with a special emphasis on real estate. His clients include private domestic and international real estate owners and developers, closely held businesses, public companies, private equity funds, trusts, estates and charitable organizations. Stephen has the rare combination of skills as a transactional income tax attorney and as an estate planner. This combination enables him to effectively advise his private clients on their individual needs and those of their businesses. Stephen also serves as general counsel and financial and business advisor to a number of clients.
Stephen currently teaches as an adjunct professor a course in Tax and Business Planning for Real Estate Transactions at Cardozo Law School.
Peter Bremberg, the chief operating officer at Boothbay Fund Management, oversees all operations, treasury management, and counterparty relationships.
Prior to joining Boothbay, Mr. Bremberg was a Director in the Global Prime Solutions & Financing group at BNP Paribas. He spent six years with BNP Paribas, where he was responsible for financing, clearing, and trading relationships with hedge funds and managed account platforms in the US and Canada. Before BNP, he was an early member of IFMR Capital, an emerging market structured credit and specialty finance company in India that has raised over $4 billion through securitized debt transactions since 2009. At IFMR, Mr. Bremberg was Manager of Treasury and Investor Relations, which included structuring IFMR’s balance sheet and establishing relationships with credit and equity investors. He began his career at Bear, Stearns & Co. in the Equities Division, as a research salesperson covering equity and multi-strategy hedge fund clients.
Mr. Bremberg has an M.B.A. in Finance from the Stern School of Business at New York University, and a B.A. in Philosophy from Franciscan University of Steubenville.
Michael has more than 28 years providing technology and related cyber security consulting solutions for multiple industries, including deep experience in financial services. He has held executive positions leading IT strategy and related enterprise software service offerings for blue chip consultancies and publicly traded corporations including: Principal at Booz-Allen & Hamilton, Partner for Unisys, Sr. Director at Infor, and Chief Information Officer at the Industrial Distribution Group, Inc.
Michael has also provided cyber-consulting support to multiple small- to medium-size NFA Members as well as one of the world’s largest hedge funds. Michael served in the US Marine Corps with a specialty in Signals Intelligence.
A Liberian native educated in the U.S. and abroad who has traveled extensively throughout Africa, Asia and Europe, Euler Bropleh understands firsthand how access to capital has the potential to transform the developing world and improve the lives of all people. In his career as an attorney, he specialized in corporate transactions with leading law firms Latham & Watkins and Vedder Price, representing Fortune 100 companies, venture capital and private equity firms and emerging businesses worldwide.
As an investor, he’s helped fund several early stage businesses in Sub-Saharan Africa, developing an acute understanding of the challenges and opportunities associated with early stage investing in emerging markets, along with investing in search funds in the US.
Now the Managing Director of VestedWorld, Euler is diligent about helping early stage companies reach their full potential. One of his key duties is to ensure that VestedWorld is a trusted steward of its investors’ capital and a true partner to its portfolio companies.
Euler holds a JD from University of Chicago Law School, where he was a Donald E. Egan Scholar and the recipient of the Ann Watson Barber Outstanding Service Award. He was also a Robert T. Jones Scholar at the University of St. Andrews (Scotland), where he earned a Graduate Diploma in International Strategy and Economics. He earned his BA in International Studies from Emory University, where he was a Sonny Carter Scholar.
Michael Bucella is a Partner and Global Head of Strategic Partnerships for BlockTower Capital, a leading institutional cryptocurrency investment firm bringing professional trading and portfolio management to an emerging digital asset class.
Prior to BlockTower, Michael spent nearly a decade with Goldman Sachs. He joined Goldman Sachs in 2008 as part of the Firm’s Asset Management division (GSAM), where he focused on investment strategies, markets and institutional investors globally.
Most recently, Michael worked in the Securities Division where he ran the Multi-Asset Sales & Trading business in Canada and led efforts to expand this strategy globally. Previous to this role, he led the Institutional Global Equities business, also in Canada.
Michael earned a BS in Finance, Economics & Accounting from Fordham University.
He is a member of Fordham University’s President’s Council and involved in multiple charitable organizations, with recent philanthropic endeavors involving several independent trips to aid the relief efforts in Puerto Rico.