Alston & Bird LLP
Blake Estes is a partner in the Financial Services & Products Group in Alston & Bird’s New York office. Blake centers his practice on alternative investment funds and capital markets transactions involving derivatives and structured products.
Blake guides asset managers and broker-dealers through all aspects of the development and distribution of alternative investment funds, focusing on product structuring, compliance, operations, and fundraising within complex regulatory frameworks.
Blake’s derivatives practice covers a wide range of transactional and regulatory matters for investment fund managers, financial institutions, and corporate end-users. Blake guides clients through the development, structuring, and documentation of derivatives and other complex financial products. Blake is a member of the Futures & Derivatives Regulation Committee of the New York City Bar Association.
Blake also provides essential legal and commercial guidance to operators of FinTech projects, including technology platforms for managing alternative investments, digital asset exchanges, tokenized platforms, and project investors. Blake is co-leader of Alston & Bird’s Blockchain & Distributed Ledger Technology Team.