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

Firm News | November 17, 2020 | Litigation | Securities and Corporate Finance | Mergers & Acquisitions | Transactional | Estate Planning and Administration | Leasing | Acquisitions and Sales | Development | Securities Litigation | Structured Finance & Derivatives Litigation

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, securities & corporate finance, and tax.

Selection as a Super Lawyer distinguishes the top 5% of attorneys in each state in over 70 practice areas and recognizes those who have attained significant peer recognition and professional achievement. Rising Stars, chosen by their peers as up-and-coming lawyers, represent 2.5% of attorneys in New York.

10 of the firm’s attorneys were selected as New York Metro Super Lawyers. Five attorneys were selected as New York Metro Rising Stars which includes attorneys who are 40 years old or younger, or have practiced for 10 years or less.

The 10 attorneys selected as 2020 New York Metro Super Lawyers include:

Jonathan A. Ain (Mergers & Acquisitions)
Andrew M. Chonoles (Real Estate)
Philip S. Gross (Tax)
Jason P. Grunfeld (Securities & Corporate Finance)
James R. Ledley (Estate & Probate)
David Parker (Business Litigation)
Steven R. Popofsky (Business Litigation)
Marc R. Rosen (Business Litigation)
Bruce D. Steiner (Estate & Probate)
Ross L. Yustein (Real Estate)

This year marks the 10th consecutive year firm Managing Partner Andy Chonoles has been recognized. Additional Kleinberg Kaplan lawyers with 10 or more years of recognition include James Ledley (14 years), David Parker (14), Steven Popofsky (13) and Bruce Steiner (11).

The five attorneys selected as 2020 New York Metro Rising Stars include:

Jacob Bitton (Business/Corporate)
Maya D. Cater (Business Litigation)
Maurice Collada, III (Securities & Corporate Finance)
Kristen P. Klempner (Business/Corporate)
Uri Rosenwasser (Securities & Corporate Finance)

About Kleinberg Kaplan

Described as “Wall Street’s best-kept secret” (The Legal 500: United States), Kleinberg Kaplan is a premier boutique law firm that provides practical, business-minded legal counsel to investors, entrepreneurs and other industry leaders. With a national and international reputation for representation of private funds, the firm serves an impressive roster of clients, including investment funds and companies at all stages of their life cycles, as well as a wide variety of real estate investors, family offices and high-net-worth individuals. Kleinberg Kaplan provides a full-service platform that combines extensive Big Law experience with the personalized attention of a boutique firm, true teamwork and an entrepreneurial culture attuned to investments, building businesses and transforming ideas into successful companies. To learn more please visit