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Kleinberg Kaplan Adds David Pentlow as Senior Counsel to Private Funds & Investment Management Practice

Premier boutique law firm Kleinberg Kaplan has announced that David Pentlow has joined the firm as Senior Counsel in its Private Funds & Investment Management Practice. Mr. Pentlow has extensive experience representing private equity funds, hedge funds, real estate funds and other investors, financial institutions, and issuers – from start-ups to established public companies –…

Firm News | February 16, 2021 | Private Equity Funds | Hedge Funds | Real Estate Funds | Investment Management | Securities and Corporate Finance | Mergers & Acquisitions | Business Restructuring and Reorganization

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

SEC Expands the Definition of Accredited Investors: Action Required

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…

Client Alerts | November 9, 2020 | Investment Management | Securities and Corporate Finance

LIBOR Transition – ISDA Prepares to Launch 2020 IBOR Fallbacks Protocol and Supplement

Following a favorable review from the Antitrust Division of the U.S. Department of Justice, the International Swaps and Derivatives Association (“ISDA”) announced on October 9, 2020 that it intends to publish a protocol, along with updates to its standardized documentation to provide for fallback rates and procedures to account for the potential discontinuation of certain…

Client Alerts | October 19, 2020 | Derivatives | Investment Management

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

OCIE Risk Alert – Observations from Examinations of Private Fund Advisers

On June 23, 2020, the staff of the Office of Compliance Inspections and Examinations (“OCIE”) of the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission (the “SEC”) issued a risk alert (the “Risk Alert”) that provides an overview of certain compliance issues and deficiencies that OCIE has observed in recent examinations of registered investment advisers that manage private…

Client Alerts | July 22, 2020 | Investment Management

SEC Sets LIBOR Transition Preparedness as an Examination Initiative

The LIBOR transition encompasses far-ranging legal issues that impact the investment management industry, including the potential impact on trading and derivatives portfolios, fund performance targets within fund documentation, financing and brokerage arrangements, and a wide range of operational and other issues that need to be considered by managers. Background LIBOR (London Interbank Offered Rate) is…

Client Alerts | July 21, 2020 | Investment Management