ANDREW M. CHONOLES

MANAGING PARTNER

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.

Practices

About

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 nearly 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 Super Lawyer since 2011.

Education

Brooklyn Law School (J.D., 1987)

Emory University (B.A., 1984)

Bar Admissions

1988, New York

Publications

Medical Office Building Development on Hospital Campuses – Solid Growth Area – BNA Bloomberg article authored by our Real Estate Partners

BNA Bloomberg, May 2013

Hospital Campus MOBs Need Special Handling

Real Estate Forum, May 2013

Insights

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…