Jacob Bitton advises well-established as well as emerging fund managers on structuring, launching, offering and administering fund vehicles and separately-managed accounts, structuring and negotiating seed deals and other strategic relationships, negotiating with and onboarding service providers, negotiating and drafting side letters, liaising with investors, structuring and restructuring of management companies and other partnership arrangements, executive compensation, and employment and separation agreements



Jacob also advises on securities laws, regulatory and compliance issues, and other general corporate matters. Jacob’s experience includes guiding foreign emerging and established managers in navigating the U.S. regulatory climate and offering fund vehicles to U.S. investors, mindful of “industry standards” and investors’ expectations in the United States.

Jacob was selected as a New York Metro Rising Star by Super Lawyers since 2019 and was named in Best Lawyers in America: Ones to Watch 2021 edition.


Benjamin N. Cardozo School of Law (J.D., magna cum laude, 2012)

Cardozo Law Review

Bernard Revel Graduate School (M.A., 2012)

Yeshiva University (B.Sc., Finance, 2009)

Bar Admissions

2013, New York






Kleinberg Kaplan Advises Absoluto Partners in its Investment in Brazil-based Nubank

June 15, 2021

Kleinberg Kaplan client, Absoluto Partners, a Brazil-based hedge and venture capital fund manager with headquarters in Rio de Janeiro, recently participated in a Series G fundraising round totaling $750 million for Nubank, a Brazil-based fintech company. Absoluto Partners, Verde Asset Management and Sands Capital invested $250 million, while Berkshire Hathaway invested $500 million. According to The…

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,…

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…

Kleinberg Kaplan Attorneys Recognized in Best Lawyers in America

August 21, 2020

Premier boutique law firm Kleinberg Kaplan has been recognized in the Best Lawyers in America 2021 edition. Several firm attorneys were listed in the Best Lawyers in America and in the inaugural Best Lawyers in America: Ones to Watch categories. Best Lawyers in America 2021 Philip Gross (Tax Law) Jeffrey B. Kolodny (Trusts & Estates) James R.…