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Firm Details

Managing Partner: Andrew M Chonoles

Number of partners: 42

Number of lawyers: 63

Firm Overview

Kleinberg Kaplan is a premier boutique law firm that provides practical, business-minded legal counsel to investors, entrepreneurs and other industry leaders. With a national and international reputation for representation of private funds, the firm’s clients include an impressive roster of investment funds and emerging companies at all stages of their life cycles, as well as a wide variety of public companies, real estate investors, financial services companies, family offices and high-net-worth individuals. Kleinberg Kaplan provides a full-service platform that combines extensive Big Law experience with the personalized attention of a boutique firm, true teamwork and an entrepreneurial culture attuned to investments, building businesses and transforming ideas into successful companies.

Practice Areas

Bank Debt/Claims Trading

Bankruptcy

Derivatives

Emerging Companies & Venture Capital

Estate Planning & Administration

Executive Compensation

Hedge Funds

Investor Activism

Litigation & Risk Management

Mergers & Acquisitions

Nonprofit and Tax-Exempt Organizations

Private Equity Funds

Real Estate

Securities & Corporate Finance

Tax

Offices

500 Fifth Avenue

New York, NY 10110

Contact: Jason Mulgrew

Tel: +1 212 986 6000

Fax: +1 212 986 8866

Email: [email protected]

www.kkwc.com

Main Areas of Practice

Hedge Funds

21 Partners

Kleinberg Kaplan has been a trusted advisor to the hedge fund industry for 50 years and has developed a national and international reputation for representing hedge funds and hedge fund managers, including pioneers and leaders in the industry with billions of dollars under management. The firm provides comprehensive legal services for fund managers and their funds, including fund structuring and formation, partnership and employment agreements, seed deals, investments, trading, and regulatory matters, and remains uniquely committed to helping hedge fund managers from inception through all stages of growth of their business.

Contact: Eric S Wagner

Tel: +1 212 880 9845

Email: [email protected]


Private Equity Funds

19 Partners

Kleinberg Kaplan represents domestic and offshore private equity funds and their portfolio companies covering a wide range of investment strategies and asset classes, including real estate funds, venture funds and credit funds. The firm does not view every issue through the same private equity lens and has devised many hybrid private investment vehicles that have elements of private equity together with elements of a more open-ended, hedge fund product.

Contact: Eric S Wagner

Tel: +1 212 880 9845

Email: [email protected]


Securities & Corporate Finance

13 Partners

Kleinberg Kaplan advises private investment funds and other clients engaged in active securities trading on securities and compliance issues and represents investors making private investments in the debt and equity securities of public and private U.S. and foreign companies. The firm also represents secured lenders, as well as buyers and sellers of distressed bank debt, bonds and trade claims, under LSTA and LMA documentation.

Contact: Jonathan A Ain

Tel: +1 212 880 9869

Email: [email protected]


Litigation & Risk Management

7 Partners

Kleinberg Kaplan represents privately held and public companies as well as high-net-worth individuals in a broad spectrum of corporate, business and commercial litigation. The firm has particular experience in hedge fund and financial services litigation, regulatory investigations and defence, and employment law matters. The firm handles litigations – including “bet-the-company” disputes – in state and federal courts around the country, in domestic and international arbitration forums and before regulatory authorities and administrative agencies.

Contact: Marc R Rosen

Tel: +1 212 880 9897

Email: [email protected]


Tax

4 Partners

Kleinberg Kaplan’s team is highly experienced with federal, state, local and international tax matters and advises hedge and private equity funds, including domestic funds, offshore funds, funds-of-funds and real estate funds, on the full scope of these matters. The firm also counsels clients on structuring (and restructuring) funds, structuring investment managers and general partners, compensating managers and employees, investing in funds and seeding managers, and on the taxation of financial instruments.

Contact: James D McCann

Tel: +1 212 880 9834

Email: [email protected]


Real Estate

4 Partners

Kleinberg Kaplan represents national and local real estate developers, owners, lenders, joint ventures and tenants in capital raising, development, acquisition, financing, joint ventures and leasing of large-scale commercial, office, retail, industrial and mixed-use projects, including experience in the medical office buildings space. The firm also provides comprehensive legal services to sponsors of private equity and hedge funds that focus their investments on real estate and real estate-related assets.

Contact: Ross L Yustein

Tel: +1 212 880 9848

Email: [email protected]


Mergers & Acquisitions; Investor Activism

8 Partners

Kleinberg Kaplan represents private investment funds, corporations and entrepreneurs in a full range of purchase, sale and investment transactions, including sales of management companies and other strategic transactions by investment managers. The firm also represents activist investors in developing and implementing sophisticated and creative strategies to achieve their goals, from the initial analysis of available options through the conclusion of an activist campaign.

Contact: Christopher P Davis

Tel: +1 212 880 9865

Email: [email protected]


Estate Planning & Administration; Nonprofit and Tax-Exempt Organizations

4 Partners

In both planning and administering estates, Kleinberg Kaplan’s objective is to help its clients achieve their goals with respect to the disposition of their assets with the least tax cost while minimising the risk of potential claims of creditors. The firm provides sophisticated, multidisciplinary advice to a wide range of tax-exempt entities, including national and international public charities; private foundations; arts and cultural organisations; and social clubs on matters of critical importance, such as corporate governance and compliance; exempt organisation tax issues; tax controversies; strategic planning; mergers, acquisitions, joint ventures and other business transactions.

Contact: Jeffrey B Kolodny

Tel: +1 212 880 9864

Email: [email protected]


Emerging Companies & Venture Capital

4 Partners

Kleinberg Kaplan offers a broad range of services to emerging companies and investors. The firm provides practical, business-minded counsel for companies at all stages of their life cycles, as well as advising a wide variety of emerging company investors — venture capitalists, family offices, traditional private equity firms and other strategic and financial investors.

Contact: Jonathan A Ain

Tel: +1 212 880 9869

Email: [email protected]


Bankruptcy

5 Partners

Kleinberg Kaplan’s bankruptcy practice spans both transactional and litigation work. The firm represents clients in their capacities as secured and unsecured creditors, equity holders, debtors, lenders, landlords, investors and buyers of distressed companies in connection with chapter 11 reorganizations and out-of-court workouts.

Contact: Eric S Wagner

Tel: +1 212 880 9845

Email: [email protected]

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