Pastore & Dailey Snags Ex-NewOak General Counsel in NY

Pastore & Dailey LLC was recently featured in Law360 regarding Ivor Wolk.

Law360, New York (June 20, 2014, 2:03 PM ET) — Pastore & Dailey has hired the former general counsel of advisory firm NewOak Capital LLC as a partner in its New York office, luring him away from 13 years of in-house practice for banks and financial institutions, the firm announced recently.

Ivor Wolk joined the firm in May, and in his new role, he will work on corporate law and finance, lending, securities law and commercial transactions, structured finance, restructuring and litigation, according to the firm.

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Relocation of P&D’s NYC Office and Ivor Wolk Joins as Partner

Ivor Wolk joined Pastore & Dailey LLC as a Partner on May 1, 2014. The law firm of Pastore & Dailey LLC has offices in New York City, Stamford, Glastonbury and Florida. Pastore & Dailey LLC also announces that it has moved the location of its New York office to 485 Lexington Avenue, 25th Floor, New York, New York 10017. Ivor joins a firm of over 20 professionals, including partners Joseph M. Pastore III, William M. Dailey, Paul Dehmel and Michele Martin, and Counsel Susan Bysiewicz, the former Secretary of the State of Connecticut.

Ivor will practice in the areas of corporate law and finance, lending, securities law and commercial transactions, structured finance and workout/restructuring, as well as litigation relating to the foregoing. He will also act as outside general counsel to clients providing an array of legal services including labor and employment and general corporate advice.

Prior to joining Pastore & Dailey LLC, Ivor served as General Counsel of NewOak Capital LLC, a firm providing financial markets advisory and expert litigation support services with respect to RMBS and other complex financial products litigation matters. Prior to NewOak, Ivor spent 13 years in-house at a number of prominent financial institutions, including WestLB, Barclays Capital and Dresdner Kleinwort as well as serving as a senior derivatives lawyer at the Lehman Brothers chapter 11 estates where he was involved in the resolution of derivative transactions in bankruptcy. At Dresdner Kleinwort, Barclays Capital and WestLB, Ivor was responsible for supporting a broad variety of business units including, sales and trading, lending, private placements, workout and restructuring, structured finance, asset securitization, and portfolio management. Prior to moving in-house, Ivor spent 10 years in private practice. He practiced structured finance at Cadwalader, Wickersham & Taft, bankruptcy and corporate restructuring at Robinson Silverman (now Bryan Cave), and litigation and bankruptcy law at Davis Polk & Wardwell.

He is a graduate of the law school of the University of the Witwatersrand, Johannesburg, South Africa where he received a Bachelor of Laws, cum laude. Ivor also graduated from the University of Cambridge, England with a Master of Laws. Ivor is admitted to practice law in New York.

“I am excited and enthused to return to private practice and look forward to providing my clients with effective and value-oriented solutions to their business and legal issues. I believe that my experience as an in-house lawyer and General Counsel has improved my legal and business skills to allow me to more effectively understand and promote my clients’ interests, Ivor said. “We are thrilled to have Ivor join our firm,” said Pastore. “Ivor strengthens and complements our transactional and corporate group, and further bolsters our national financial services practice. He is a skilled and thoughtful attorney, who fits in well with our large-firm practice style, and our fair approach to client billings. We are also excited to relocate our New York office to the beautiful space on the 25th floor of 485 Lexington Avenue, and expand our capabilities there.”

About Pastore & Dailey LLC: Founded in 2012, Pastore & Dailey, LLC is a leading financial services law firm. With Offices in New York, Connecticut, and Florida, Pastore & Dailey represents one of the largest financial institutions in the world. Pastore & Dailey partners include the former general counsel of a large Wall Street firm, a former member of the board of directors of a national securities exchange, a senior New York Stock Exchange regulatory attorney, the former Secretary of State for the State of Connecticut and candidate for the United States Senate, and an attorney who has been named a Super Lawyer for New York and New England, and was recently honored by the American Lawyer Magazine as one of the top litigators in the country. To learn more, visit

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE June 16, 2014 Press Contact: Ivor Wolk, (646) 665-2202 or Johnna Vitti, (203) 658-8454


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