Nir Yarden is the founder and managing member of Yarden Law Firm, LLC. Based in New York, Nir specializes in corporate and securities legal work. He represents a wide variety of businesses and individuals including investment managers and institutional investors. He strongly advocates for his clients, having successfully structured over $8 billion dollars of public and private fund offerings and negotiated over $10 billion dollars of completed investments across all alternative asset classes. Nir is rated by AVVO in the top tier of U.S. corporate and securities lawyers, and his thought leadership has been included in publications such as The Wall Street Journal, Forbes, and Pensions & Investments. He holds a BA and MBA from University of Chicago and a JD from Duke University. Learn more about Nir and Yarden Law Firm at yardenlawfirm.com.
Gregory J. Dienna, CFA, is a Wealth Manager in the New York City office of Manchester Capital Management, a $3 billion privately owned multi-family office practice. Greg provides integrated investment, wealth transfer, credit, and philanthropic advice to large, complex families. He is a member of the firm’s Investment Committee and Tactical Asset Allocation Committee. He has over 20 years of experience in the wealth management industry. Before Manchester Capital, he managed client relationships at SEI Private Wealth Management in the Philadelphia suburbs. He began his career at the J.P. Morgan Private Bank as an investment specialist where he built portfolios across traditional and alternative asset classes.
Greg graduated from the University of Delaware with a B.S. in Business, with a double concentration in finance and marketing, and he earned the Chartered Financial Analyst designation in 2006. Greg is active with the CFA Institute and the New York Society of Security Analysts, serving as a mentor for the NJ Institute of Technology in the annual CFA Institute Research Challenge and teaching a program in ethics to undergraduate and post-graduate business students at Rutgers Business School and the University of Lisbon, Portugal. He has been quoted in the press and spoken at industry conferences on the topic of ethics in the financial services industry. He enjoys running, swimming, biking, reading, and spending time at the beach with his wife and two daughters.