Derek Stueben advises clients in areas of mergers and acquisitions, venture capital investments, debt and equity financings, business combinations and general corporate and commercial matters. He represents businesses at all stages of the corporate growth cycle, as well as institutional and individual investors considering investments in high growth companies. Derek has extensive experience advising clients from initial incorporation and early-stage seed financings through later-stage mergers and acquisitions, public offerings and other exit transactions.



Derek has also operated as “outside general counsel” to enterprises across a wide breadth of industries, including sports, technology, retail, fashion, and media and entertainment, where he provides strategic business advice on topics ranging from corporate governance and investor relations to intellectual property protection and licensing arrangements.


Cornell University (J.D., 2014)

Harvard University (A.B., 2011)

Bar Admissions

New York

New Jersey


Kleinberg Kaplan Announces Partner Promotions

January 3, 2023

January 3, 2023, NEW YORK – Premier boutique law firm Kleinberg Kaplan announces the promotion of two associates, Moshe Segal and Derek Stueben, to the firm partnership, effective January 1, 2023. Moshe is a member of Kleinberg Kaplan’s Private Funds & Investment Management group and Derek is a member of the firm’s Corporate Transactional &…

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,…