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Mike Benevento - Orange Maker LLC. Greater New York City Area, NY, US

Mike Benevento

Principal, GC & Head of Admin | Orange Maker LLC

Greater New York City Area, NY, UNITED STATES

listener | educator | adviser | risk-taker | counselor | facilitator | speaker | innovator | life-long learner



* Deputy General Counsel, Hedge Funds at UBS Global Asset Management
* Officer, Corporate Secretary of UBS O'Connor LLC & UBS Alternative & Quantitative Investments LLC
* Attorney-Partner, Financial Services at Axiom Legal
* Editor, Notes & Projects at the George Washington University Law Review
* Senior Associate, Investment Management at Schulte Roth & Zabel
* Manager, Learning & Development at DoubleClick
* Adjunct Professor, School of Continuing Education at Rutgers University
* Adviser, Professional Development at NJECC
* Founder, General Partner at
* Honoree, First Class Teacher Award Recipient (NJ) from AASA
* Teacher, 6th Grade at Upper Saddle River School District
* Fellow, Teaching at Geraldine R. Dodge Foundation
* Student Member, Board of Governors & Board of Trustees at Rutgers University
* Fellow, Research at The Center for the Study of the Presidency
* Founder, Managing Member at Ecosystems Paper Company
* Qualified Purchaser, Investor of private companies & funds including 69 West 9 Owners Corp., O'Connor Global Multi-Strategy Alpha XL Limited and A&Q Global Diversified Strategies LLC

Industry Expertise (10)


Writing and Editing

Public Policy

Legal Services


Professional Training and Coaching

Computer Hardware

Investment Management

Financial Services


Areas of Expertise (15)

Trusts and Estates

Diversity & Inclusion


Private Asset Management

Asset and Investment Assessment

Due Diligence

Fiduciary Duty


Peer Leadership

Hedge Funds


Taxation for Owner Managed Businesses

Tax Consequences of Offshore Investments

Education and Technologies (Icts)

Investment Consulting

Accomplishments (1)

National award (professional)


The First Class Teacher Award (SMFCTA), sponsored by the American Association of School Administrators (AASA) and the Sallie Mae Corporation, was awarded for a 16-year period from 1984 to 2000 to recognize beginning teachers from across the United States for outstanding performance in their first year of service in the profession. Benevento was the New Jersey winner of the 1997 SMFCTA.

Education (3)

The George Washington University Law School: J.D., Law 2004

Rutgers University: B.S., Public Policy Analysis 1996

Ramapo High School: Diploma 1992

Languages (1)

  • Italian

Event Appearances (1)

Managing Risks & Rewards for Fund Managers: Addressing Increased Scrutiny by Regulators & Investors

Alternative Investment General Counsel Summit hosted by ALM


Sample Talks (3)

Novel Solutions for Negotiating Terms with Institutional Investors

Business development & legal workshop for employees of registered investment advisers.

Weaving the Internet into the Classroom

K-12 teacher workshop to improve existing lesson plans w/r/t technology and inter-disciplinary foci.

Examples & Explanations: Increased Scrutiny by Regulators & Investors

Workshop for all founders of entrepreneurial fund managers.



  • Keynote
  • Moderator
  • Panelist
  • Workshop Leader
  • Host/MC
  • Corporate Training


4000 to 7500 *Will consider certain engagements for no fee

Partnerships (1)

Diversity & Inclusion



The Host Committee organizes the annual Center Dinner -- a fundraiser in celebration of the LGBT community in the greater NYC area. Each year, the crucial funds raised at Center Dinner allows this 501(c)3 organization to maintain and create programs and services that empower people to lead healthy, successful lives.

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