What's Unique About Kleinberg Kaplan?
Our Client-Centered Focus
Clients come first at Kleinberg Kaplan. Understanding people, their needs and their business is our firm's top priority. We establish personal, long-lasting relationships with our clients, built on trust and mutual respect. We take great pride in having served many of our clients for many years, some for almost four decades. Every client is a client of our firm, and not just a client of one attorney.
We respond to our clients' needs quickly, efficiently and cost-effectively. Our size and versatility enable us to combine our business acumen and sophisticated legal skills with the personal approach of a trusted advisor.
In a period where law firms disappear, whole departments leave one firm and join another and clients are, in essence, bought and sold, we see ourselves as more than a fee-and-expense-sharing business. We enjoy our unique legal practice with its creative and intense client focus, as we have for almost 40 years, since our founding in 1971. We are determined to add value to each of our client engagements, to provide solutions for our clients' legal and business challenges and to help them avoid risks and achieve their goals.
Our Diversified Client Roster
While the firm acts as special counsel to a number of substantial public companies and financial institutions, the majority of our clients are private investment funds and successful privately-held businesses. These businesses and their owners need the same level of legal advice that a public company requires, plus an understanding of the unique problems facing a closely-held business.
Based in New York City, our firm has an outstanding reputation in the transactional, regulatory, tax, trusts and estates, real estate, litigation and securities arenas, representing clients in a wide range of local, state, national and international matters.
We are well-positioned in a variety of "niches," including:
Kleinberg Kaplan believes that diversity contributes to achieving our primary goal of delivering value added, cost effective services to our clients and that a diverse work force offers many benefits, including different perspectives on problem solving and achieving clients’ goals. We endeavor to incorporate diversity at every opportunity where we are able to do so. We do not discriminate in recruitment, retention or promotion on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, age, disability or sexual orientation and encourage all qualified applicants for employment to join our team.
The firm acts on a pro bono basis as general counsel for The Children’s Museum of Manhattan and has done so for many years. In addition, one of our partners serves on the museum’s board. We have also recently undertaken pro bono work for the Wall Street Warfighters Foundation, an organization focused on benefiting Service Disabled Veterans.
Many of our attorneys serve as volunteer officers, directors and trustees of other non-profit organizations. Some of these include:
We are involved in many community and charitable activities including: