Edward Dartley


599 Lexington Avenue
New York, NY 10022-6030

United States of America

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.


  • B.A., Rutgers University (1986)
  • J.D., Rutgers School of Law at Newark (1991)
    (Order of the Coif; Articles Editor, Rutgers Law Review)


Bar of New Jersey, Bar of New York
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