Alex Shiekman maintains a broad-based corporate and transactional practice, partnering with companies, entrepreneurs, funds and fund managers, and investors across a variety of industries and at all stages of the corporate growth cycle. He guides clients through complex corporate transactions, and regularly develops and deploys bespoke solutions to unique challenges, delivering solution-driven counsel grounded in sound commercial judgment. He advises clients in the areas of public and private offerings, convertible and traditional debt offerings, mergers and acquisitions, security token offerings and digital asset transactions, domestic and international shareholder activism, corporate governance and general corporate matters.



Duke University School of Law (J.D., cum laude, 2015)

Southern Connecticut State University (B.A., summa cum laude, 2012)

Bar Admissions

New York

Speaking Engagements

U.S. Securities Laws for Financial Intermediaries Outside the United States

Guest Lecturer, Zurich Business School, Switzerland, December 2021


18 Kleinberg Kaplan Attorneys Named as 2022 Super Lawyers or Rising Stars

September 29, 2022

We are pleased to announce that 18 of the firm’s attorneys were selected for inclusion in the 2022 edition of Super Lawyers®, a national legal ranking. Attorneys were nominated by their peers and recognized for their outstanding professional achievement in several legal practice areas, including business litigation, estate & probate, mergers & acquisitions, real estate,…

SEC Proposes Sweeping New Rules on Climate Risk Disclosure

April 7, 2022

On March 21, 2022, the Securities and Exchange Commission (the “SEC”) proposed new climate disclosure rules (the “Proposed Rules”)1, which would require registrants, including foreign private issuers, to disclose a broad array of information on climate-related risks and activities, including emissions data. Background The goal of the Proposed Rules, the SEC says, is to enhance and…

SEC Expands the Definition of Accredited Investors: Action Required

November 9, 2020

On August 26, 2020, the Securities and Exchange Commission (the “SEC”) adopted previously proposed amendments (the “Amendments”) that expand the definition of “accredited investor” (or “AI”) applicable to private placements under Regulation D, and the definition of “qualified institutional buyer” (or “QIB”) under Rule 144A, each under the Securities Act of 1933, as amended (the…

SEC Proposes New “Finder” Exemption Registration

October 16, 2020

In an effort to assist small businesses raise capital, on October 7, 2020, the Securities and Exchange Commission (the “SEC”) voted to propose a new limited, conditional exemption (the “Proposed Exemption”) from the broker-dealer registration requirements of Section 15(a) of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934, as amended (the “Exchange Act”) for natural persons who…

Kleinberg Kaplan represents Mittleman in its completed merger with Aimia

June 22, 2020

Kleinberg Kaplan is pleased to have represented Mittleman Brothers, LLC in its completed merger with Aimia Inc. (AIM). This represents another in a recent string of Canadian public company transactions and activism engagements handled by our firm. Kleinberg Kaplan attorneys advising Mittleman included partners Christopher P. Davis and Eric Wagner and associate Alex Shiekman (Corporate), partner…

Treasury Releases PPP Loan Forgiveness Application

May 18, 2020

Last Friday night, the Department of Treasury (“Treasury”) released the loan forgiveness application (“Application”) for the paycheck protection program (“PPP”). The Application is consistent with the CARES Act provisions and the Treasury’s guidance that Kleinberg Kaplan previously summarized in a client alert, available here. The form of Application can be found here. Applications must be completed by…

Kleinberg Kaplan Advises MG Capital Management in Its Consent Solicitation and Successful Settlement with HC2 Holdings

May 14, 2020

May 14, 2020 – Kleinberg Kaplan’s activism team advised MG Capital Management Ltd. (together with its affiliates, “MG Capital”) both in connection with its 2020 consent solicitation and the resulting settlement, announced earlier today, with HC2 Holdings, Inc. (“HC2”). MG Capital is led by Third Point alum and first-time activist Michael Gorzynski, who, together with…

Treasury Adds Important FAQs and Responses for Paycheck Protection Program

May 7, 2020

On May 3 and May 5, 2020, the Department of Treasury (“Treasury”) updated its frequently asked questions (“FAQs”) related to the paycheck protection loan program (“PPP”) under the Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security Act (the “CARES Act”). You can find our previous client alerts on the program here and the full text of the…

Treasury Provides New Guidance on PPP Loans to Corporate Groups

May 6, 2020

Late last week, the Department of Treasury (“Treasury”) released a new interim final rule (the “Interim Final Rule”) relating to the administration of the paycheck protection program (“PPP”) under the CARES Act. The Interim Final Rule limits the amount any corporate group can receive under the PPP to $20,000,000. The full text of the Interim…

Fed Adds New Facility and Changes Terms of Main Street Lending Program

May 4, 2020

On April 30, 2020, the Federal Reserve Board (the “Fed”) released new term sheets for the $600 billion Main Street Lending Program, which was initially announced on April 9, 2020. In addition to changing terms to the two existing facilities, the Main Street New Loan Facility and the Main Street Expanded Loan Facility, the Fed…

Treasury Provides Material PPP Update for Hedge Funds and PE Firms

April 24, 2020

On April 24, 2020, the Department of Treasury (“Treasury”) issued a new interim final rule (the “Interim Final Rule”) and guidance, which materially changes portions of the existing guidance on the paycheck protection loan program (“PPP”) in a way meaningfully detrimental to hedge funds and private equity funds in particular. You can find our previous…

PPP Update for Partnerships and Self-Employed Individuals

April 16, 2020

On April 14, 2020, the Department of Treasury released a third interim final rule relating to the paycheck protection program (“PPP”) funds, to the extent authorized and available. The full text of the rule can be found here. The new interim final rule relates to the treatment of partners in a partnership and self-employed individuals (including…

The Force May Be With You: COVID-19 and Force Majeure Provisions

March 31, 2020

COVID-19 has caused major disruption to businesses, commerce and the financial markets. With the CDC and WHO projecting that the coronavirus is only in its early stages in the United States, businesses and individuals may feel the burden of the effects of COVID-19 for the foreseeable future. As the flow of goods and services continues…

Material Corporate Provisions of the CARES Act

March 30, 2020

In response to the recent outbreak of a novel coronavirus, COVID-19, President Trump signed the Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security Act (the “CARES Act”) into law on Friday, March 27, 2020. The CARES Act provides (I) unemployment assistance, (II) limits on paid leave requirements that were established in the Families First Coronavirus Response Act…