Edward Dartley, K&L Gates

K&L Gates

Ed Dartley is a partner in the firm’s New York office where he is a member of the Investment Management, Hedge Funds and Alternative Investments practice group. Mr. Dartley concentrates his practice on all facets of the asset management industry, with particular focuses on the alternative investment asset classes, private equity, and venture capital funds, and managed accounts, as well as regulatory, compliance and operational matters, compliance audits, and internal governance. He advises numerous emerging and middle market private equity clients and other alternative asset managers on a wide range of issues facing the industry today.

Mr. Dartley also focuses his practice on advising 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 (peer to-peer) industries.

With over a decade of experience as in-house counsel and chief compliance officer with an asset management group of registered investment advisers and private equity fund managers, 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 general counsel to a number of clients of the firm.

Mr. Dartley also is a founding member of the Bloomberg Alternative Marketing Council, an advisory board founded by Bloomberg to define best practices in marketing for the alternatives industry.

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.


  • Serve as outside general counsel to a $1 billion renewable energy private equity fund, advising on a wide variety of management company, fund, and transactional matters.
  • Serve as outside general 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 outside general counsel to a private equity fund administrator, advising on fund administration, contractual, corporate transactional, and compliance matters.
  • Serve as outside general counsel to a marketplace lending (peer-to-peer) investment manager.
  • Serve as outside general counsel to a merchant cash advance investment fund.
  • Serve as U.S. counsel to a European private equity/real estate fund administrator.

Mark Degaetano, KKR Prisma

KKR Prisma

mark degatMARK DEGAETANO (New York) is a director at  KKR Prisma, which previously conducted business as Prisma Capital Partners LP. He joined the firm in 2006 and oversees operational due diligence and monitoring efforts. Prior to joining KKR Prisma, Mr. DeGaetano was head of operations for the single manager and fund of hedge funds platforms at Deutsche Bank in the firm’s  absolute return strategies division, where he had global responsibility for operational due diligence. Previously, he  was a vice president at Cross Mar, a technology subsidiary of Citicorp, responsible for the building and successful implementation of a new B2B trade finance solution. Prior to this role, he was a vice president at Citibank Capital Markets LLC, providing management within a structured finance operations environment. Earlier in his career, Mr. DeGaetano was the head of business support in trading and capital markets at Skandinaviska Enskilda Banken. Mr.  DeGaetano holds a B.S. degree from Wagner College.



Laurel DeVore

Colnaghi Foundation

Colnaghi Foundation, American Office director and Programs Director 2018- present

Organizing events and programs with American Institutions to cultivate this and future generations of patrons and audiences to appreciate, preserve and build collections of historical works of art

Loie DeVore, Ltd.  established 2017

Advising private individuals and corporations on fiscally sound art purchasing and divesting, managing collections

Areas of Expertise: Old Master Paintings, Contemporary art, antiquities, Asian works of art, European works of art, American paintings, Americana, gems and jewelry, tribal and pre-columbian

Alexander Gallery, 1992- 2017  

Gallery Director, http://alexandergallery.com

Specializing in 18th & 19th Century American Paintings and Historical artifacts

                Old Master Paintings, Asian works of art and Antiquities

In charge of client relations with private collectors, auction galleries and museums, curated and planned all exhibitions, wrote exhibition catalogues, managed staff and inventory

Godel & Co. 1991-1992       

gallery assistant

Educational Background:

Institute of Fine Arts, NYU Connoisseur’s Circle Graduate Program 2011-2013

Trinity College, Hartford, CT,  BA in Art History 1991


Daniel DeWolf, Mintz


Daniel DeWolf is Chair of Mintz’s Technology Practice Group and Co-chair of the firm’s Venture Capital & Emerging Companies Practice Group. In addition to his active legal practice, he is an adjunct professor of law at the NYU Law School. Daniel is also Editor of MintzEdge, an online resource for entrepreneurs that includes useful tools and information for starting and growing a company.  Before joining Mintz, Daniel was head of venture capital funds and a managing director of SoundView Technology Group, Inc. (formerly Wit Capital), a technology-focused investment bank. Prior to joining SoundView, he was head of the corporate and new media and e-law practice groups at one of the leading New York firms representing early stage and technology companies.  Daniel has more than 30 years of corporate transactional experience, both as a lawyer and as a businessman and has been an advisor to many emerging and developmental stage companies. He is a board member of several technology companies and was a co-founder and Managing Director of Dawntreader Ventures, an early stage venture capital firm.  Additionally, Daniel is an author of a leading treatise on venture capital called Venture Capital: Forms and Analysis (Law Journal Press, 2007).  He received his JD from Pennsylvania Law School and his BA from the University of Pennsylvania.

Max Dilendorf, Dilendorf Khurdayan

Dilendorf Khurdayan

Max Dilendorf

Max Dilendorf, Esq. is the founding partner of Dilendorf Khurdayan, PLLC. Max’s practice involves real estate and digital assets. For real estate clients, Max handles all phases of real estate transactions, including structuring cross-border transactions, set-up of qualified opportunity funds, digitization of real estate assets (debt, equity, funds), structuring real estate transactions using digital assets, acquisitions, dispositions and financing of commercial and residential real estate in New York. Max also advises investors on effective real estate holding structures and tax consequences in connection with ownership, operation and transfers of U.S. real property interests.