Marc X. LoPresti, Esq. is the Founder of LoPresti Law Group, P.C., a co-founder of the alternative data magnate BattleFin Group, LLC and BattleFin Asset Management, LLC, a co-founder of IDI Group, LLC, a collaborative, family-office based approach to direct venture capital investing, and is a recognized authority on alternative investments. LoPresti Law Group, P.C. was awarded the 2014 International Hedge Fund Awards “Securities Law Firm of the Year”, the 2015 International Hedge Fund Awards “Best Alternative Investment Management Law Firm” and most recently, the 2015 Global Fund Awards “Hedge Fund Law Firm of the Year.” Most recently, the firm was awarded the 2019 International Hedge Fund Awards “Best Securities Law Firm of 2019” and the 2018 International Hedge Fund Awards “Alternative Investment Law Firm of the Year.” Marc is frequently a featured speaker at conferences focused on alternative investments and family office investing. He is also contributing co-host of a weekly webinar, Venture Talk Weekly, which offers insight into the latest venture capital market in areas such as alternative data, fashion merchandising, sports and entertainment and virtual marketing. Marc has structured and launched numerous alternative asset management ventures during his 17+years of practice as a securities attorney in New York. He also oversees the Firm’s family office consulting practice, which provides advice pertaining to alternative allocations to ultra-high net worth families both in the United States and abroad. Marc appeared regularly on CNBC’s “Closing Bell” and has appeared on other financial news shows and networks including Bloomberg, Fox and international financial news outlets. Marc obtained his practical experience in financial markets during his time at Lehman Brothers working on the floors of the NYSE and AMEX. After this time on the trading floor he worked under the director of Lehman’s institutional sales and trading desk. Marc graduated from New York Law School in 1997. He serves on the Board of Advisors of a cutting edge cyber-security company, and SAS Capital Advisors, Ltd., an emerging hedge fund manager investment platform. Marc also serves on the Steering Committee of the Manhattan Yacht Club and is on the Board of Advisors of the New York Harbor Sailing Foundation, a not-for-profit organization.