Andy Chonoles has been the Managing Partner of Kleinberg Kaplan since 2006. In this role, he is responsible for the overall strategic direction of the firm and its focus on delivering value and exceptional service to clients. In addition, Andy is recognized as a leading real estate lawyer. He brings a unique level of skill and insight into managing and negotiating complex strategic transactions, and appreciates the importance of providing clients with solution-driven counsel to address their business needs.



Andy handles a wide range of real estate transactions and has extensive experience in formation and structuring of real estate investment funds, joint ventures and other vehicles for investment in real estate. He regularly advises clients on the acquisition, financing and disposition of large portfolios of real estate, and on all areas of commercial real estate generally, including developments, construction, leasing and restructuring. Often serving as outside general counsel for clients, Andy frequently assists on issues such as regulatory requirements, structuring of transactions and strategic guidance on management company agreements.

Andy represents private companies and high-net-worth investors, financial services firms and investment funds. His experience covers all real estate asset classes, with a special emphasis in medical office buildings, shopping center/retail and mixed use assets.

Andy shares the same entrepreneurial mindset of many of his clients; his more than 15 years of experience leading Kleinberg Kaplan – in addition to his more than 30 years of practice – gives him a unique perspective into the challenges that clients face growing and operating a business venture, as well as the risks associated with that venture.

Andy has been named a New York Metro Super Lawyer by Super Lawyers since 2011.


Brooklyn Law School (J.D., 1987)

Emory University (B.A., 1984)

Bar Admissions

1988, New York


“Hospital Campuses See Medical Office Building Development as Solid Growth Area,” Bloomberg BNA Real Estate Law & Industry Report, April 2013

Hospital Campus MOBs Need Special Handling

Real Estate Forum, May 2013


Kleinberg Kaplan Recognized in 21st Edition of Chambers Global

February 18, 2021

Premier boutique law firm Kleinberg Kaplan announced that it has been recognized by Chambers Global 2021 for its work on behalf of the world’s leading hedge funds and alternative investment funds. For the second year in a row, the firm was ranked in the “Investment Funds: Hedge Funds (USA)” category, and co-leader of the firm’s…

Kleinberg Kaplan Adds David Pentlow as Senior Counsel to Private Funds & Investment Management Practice

February 16, 2021

Premier boutique law firm Kleinberg Kaplan has announced that David Pentlow has joined the firm as Senior Counsel in its Private Funds & Investment Management Practice. Mr. Pentlow has extensive experience representing private equity funds, hedge funds, real estate funds and other investors, financial institutions, and issuers – from start-ups to established public companies –…

15 Kleinberg Kaplan Attorneys Named as 2020 Super Lawyers or Rising Stars

November 17, 2020

We are pleased to announce that 15 of the firm’s attorneys were selected for inclusion in the 2020 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/corporate, business litigation, estate & probate, mergers & acquisitions, real estate,…

Kleinberg Kaplan Partner Chris Davis Recognized by Chambers USA as Leading Shareholder Activist Lawyer

July 9, 2020

Kleinberg Kaplan, a pure-play activist law firm, is pleased to announce that Christopher P. Davis, chair of its Investor Activism and Mergers and Acquisitions Practices, was recently ranked as a leading activist lawyer in Chambers USA. Described as a “tireless advocate” for firm clients, Chambers further noted that Davis is “extremely knowledgeable and experienced” and…

Kleinberg Kaplan Praised as ‘Wall Street’s best-kept secret’ in Latest Edition of The Legal 500: United States

June 23, 2020,

Premier boutique law firm Kleinberg Kaplan was recognized in the latest edition of The Legal 500: United States for its Investment Funds practice. The firm’s work on behalf of the world’s leading hedge funds and alternative investment funds was praised as “Wall Street’s best-kept secret.” Client testimonials lauded the “impressive” capabilities of the group’s lawyers and…

Landlords and Tenants Restructure Rent Obligations in Response to COVID-19

April 22, 2020

Stay-home requirements in response to COVID-19 have left most commercial tenants unable to use their spaces, which more often than not has resulted in significantly reduced (or eliminated) income. Similarly, many landlords are facing reduced rent rolls with vacant space that cannot be filled, while certain operating expenses, taxes and debt service obligations still must…

Kleinberg Kaplan Recognized in Chambers Global

February 19, 2020

Premier boutique law firm Kleinberg Kaplan announced that it has been recognized by Chambers Global 2020 for its work on behalf of the world’s leading hedge funds and alternative investment funds. The firm was ranked in the “Investment Funds: Hedge Funds in USA” category, and co-leader of the firm’s hedge fund practice, Jamie Nash, was…

Kleinberg Kaplan Adds Maya Cater as Partner to Litigation Group

January 21, 2020

Premier boutique law firm Kleinberg Kaplan has announced that Maya D. Cater has joined the firm as a partner in its Litigation Practice. She arrives from Quinn Emanuel. Ms. Cater has extensive experience representing clients in the financial services sector, including private investment funds, in commercial disputes. She represents both financial and corporate clients on matters involving collateralized debt…

Kleinberg Kaplan Announces Partner Promotions

January 15, 2020

Premier boutique law firm Kleinberg Kaplan announces the promotion of two lawyers. Joshua K. Bromberg, a litigator, and Arinze Ike, a corporate lawyer, have been named partners effective January 1, 2020. For almost 50 years, New York-based Kleinberg Kaplan has been a leader in advising hedge and private equity funds, sophisticated business ventures, prominent real estate operators, and family…

Kleinberg Kaplan Adds Joshua Kaplan as Partner to Trusts and Estates Group

December 9, 2019

Premier boutique law firm Kleinberg Kaplan has announced that Joshua M. Kaplan has joined the firm as a partner in its Estate Planning and Administration Practice. He arrives from Dechert. With more than a decade of experience in private wealth matters, Mr. Kaplan advises clients on a broad range of issues, including estate planning and administration; estate, gift and…