John M. Knapke is a partner in the Asset Management Department in New York. John’s practice focuses on private investment funds. In the area of fund formation, he has assisted sponsors with the formation of closed-end domestic and international funds, including funds focused on growth equity, distressed debt, energy, mezzanine and real estate investments. In addition to his sponsor-side work, John also regularly advises investors in connection with primary and secondary investments.


  • Representation of Gainline Capital Partners in the closing of its second private equity fund.




Cornell Law School, J.D., 2010 Ohio State University, B.A., 2007

Bar Admissions

New York, 2011