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Kleinberg Kaplan Promotes Joshua Guttman to Partner

Premier boutique law firm Kleinberg Kaplan announces the promotion of Joshua Guttman to partner effective January 1, 2021. Since 1971, 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 offices. “I am pleased to announce the promotion of Josh Guttman to partner,”…

FEATURED PUBLICATION | January 4, 2021 | Hedge Funds | Private Equity Funds | Investment Management

Kleinberg Kaplan Partner Philip S. Gross Featured in Hedge Fund Law Report’s “2020 Year-End Tax-Planning Considerations for Fund Managers”

Philip S. Gross, partner and chair of Kleinberg Kaplan’s Tax Department, is featured in Hedge Fund Law Report’s article “2020 Year-End Tax-Planning Considerations for Fund Managers.” In the in-depth Q&A, Phil details year-end tax-planning issues for both the principals of hedge fund managers and their funds, including any special considerations for 2020 due to the COVID-19…

Firm News | December 10, 2020 | Hedge Funds | High Net Worth Individual Planning

IBOR Transition – IBA Announces Plan For Key USD LIBOR Tenors Beyond 2021

The ICE Benchmark Administration (“IBA”) announced earlier this week that it will consult on its intention to extend publication of the overnight and one-, three-, six-, and 12-month USD LIBOR rates until June 30, 2023. The June 2023 extension, however, applies only to legacy contracts—no new USD LIBOR contracts will be permitted after 2021.1 The…

Client Alerts | December 3, 2020 | Commercial and Corporate Litigation | Derivatives | Hedge Funds | Risk Management

Kleinberg Kaplan Partners Philip S. Gross and Maurice Collada III Featured in S&P Global Intelligence

Philip S. Gross, partner and chair of Kleinberg Kaplan’s Tax Department, and Maurice Collada III, Private Equity and Hedge Funds partner, are featured in an S&P Global Intelligence article. In “Biden’s proposed tax plans could hit private equity in the pocket,” Phil and Maurice shared their thoughts on the concerns surrounding the possible tax increases…

Firm News | December 3, 2020 | High Net Worth Individual Planning | Private Equity Funds | Hedge Funds

Tax Issues and Planning to Consider Before Year-End 2020

November 2020 This annual newsletter briefly highlights certain tax issues and planning that hedge fund managers (and other high-net-worth individuals) should consider (or reconsider) before year-end. Although year-end tax planning is always important, the potential increase in tax rates in 2021 makes it even more important this year-end. The election may be over, but uncertainty…

Client Alerts | November 10, 2020 | Business Advice and Planning | High Net Worth Individual Planning | Hedge Funds | Private Equity Funds | Planning for Fund Managers

Kleinberg Kaplan’s Hedge Funds and M&A Practice Groups Recognized in 30th Edition of IFLR1000

The 30th edition of IFLR1000 named Kleinberg Kaplan’s Hedge Funds and M&A practice groups among the leading U.S. law firms providing exceptional service across 170 national jurisdictions. The firm’s Hedge Funds group was named a Tier 3 law firm while the M&A practice group received the distinction of Other Notable Law Firm. Kleinberg Kaplan has…

FEATURED PUBLICATION | October 8, 2020 | Hedge Funds | Mergers & Acquisitions

SEC Amends Rule 14a-8 To Raise the Bar for Shareholder Proposals

On September 23, 2020, the Securities and Exchange Commission (the “SEC”) announced that it had voted to adopt amendments to Rule 14a-8 and the process for shareholder proposals (the “Amendments”).1 The Amendments purport to “modernize” the shareholder proposal process, but in practice will limit the range of shareholders who are eligible for their proposals to…

Client Alerts | September 29, 2020 | Hedge Funds | Investment Management | Investor Activism

Helping Clients Navigate COVID-19 (Updating)

Kleinberg Kaplan is working closely with our clients to provide counsel and guidance during these unprecedented times. A selection of our recent thought leadership pieces related to the implications of COVID-19 includes: Corporate Considerations  The PPP Just Got Better (June 10, 2020): Chris Davis, Dov Kleiner, Uri Rosenwasser and Benjamin Goldman discuss the key highlights of the…

Client Alerts | August 18, 2020 | Business Restructuring and Reorganization | Creditors’ Rights and Bankruptcy Litigation | Derivatives | Distressed Real Estate Assets | Employment Litigation | Estate Planning and Administration | Hedge Funds | Investment Management | Investor Activism | Leasing | Mergers & Acquisitions | Nonprofit and Tax-Exempt Organizations | Private Equity Funds | Securities and Corporate Finance | Special Situations and Credit

SEC Amends Proxy Rules to Tighten Requirements on Proxy Advisory Firms

On July 22, 2020, the Securities and Exchange Commission (the “SEC”) released its much-anticipated final amendments to its rules with respect to proxy voting advice businesses (the “Amendments”). The SEC first issued their proposed amendments concerning proxy advisory firms in November 2019 (the “Proposals”). Overall, the final Amendments represent a more tempered approach to regulation of…

Client Alerts | July 29, 2020 | Hedge Funds | Investment Management | Investor Activism

SEC Proposes 13F Disclosure Relief for Smaller Investment Managers

On July 10, 2020, the Securities and Exchange Commission (the “SEC”) announced that it had proposed an amendment to Form 13F and Rule 13f-1 to, among other items, substantially increase the reporting threshold for institutional investment managers  (the “Proposal”).1 If the Proposal is adopted, it would be the first amendment to Form 13F since its…

Client Alerts | July 21, 2020 | Hedge Funds | Investment Management | Investor Activism