Daniel I. DeWolf

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  • University of Pennsylvania (JD, 1982)
  • University of Pennsylvania (BA, 1979)

Bar Admissions

  • California
  • New Jersey
  • New York

Daniel is Co-chair of the firm’s Venture Capital & Emerging Companies Practice Group and Chair of our Technology Practice Group. In addition to his active legal practice, he is an adjunct professor of law at the NYU Law School and he has a wealth of experience in private equity and venture capital, having co-founded Dawntreader Ventures, an early stage venture capital firm based in New York.

Daniel's practice focuses on representing emerging technology companies, venture capital, private equity, sports and entertainment, corporate governance, and general corporate law. He is also an Editor of MintzEdge, an online resource for entrepreneurs that includes useful tools and information for starting and growing a company.

Before joining Mintz Levin, Daniel was head of venture capital funds and a managing director of SoundView Technology Group, Inc. (formerly Wit Capital), a technology-focused investment bank. Prior to joining SoundView, he was head of the corporate and new media and e-law practice groups at one of the leading New York firms representing early stage and technology companies.

Daniel has more than 30 years of corporate transactional experience, both as a lawyer and as a businessman, and has been an advisor to many emerging and developmental stage companies. He is a board member of several technology companies and a managing director of Dawntreader Ventures.

Additionally, Daniel is an author of a leading treatise on venture capital called Venture Capital: Forms and Analysis (Law Journal Press, 2007).




  • Co-author, Venture Capital: Forms and Analysis, Law Journal Press (2007)

Recognitions & Awards

  • Recommended by The Legal 500 United States for Venture Capital and Emerging Companies (2015 – 2016)

Professional & Community Involvement   

  • Adjunct Professor at NYU School of Law
  • Judge, Harvard Business School Business Plan Contest
  • Counsel to Crowdfunding Trade Association
  • Member, Advisory Council to the Public Policy Committee of the Angel Capital Association