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18 Kleinberg Kaplan Attorneys Named as 2022 Super Lawyers or Rising Stars

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,…

Firm News | September 29, 2022 | Acquisitions and Sales | Business Restructuring and Reorganization | Creditors’ Rights and Bankruptcy Litigation | Estate Planning and Administration | Financing | Mergers & Acquisitions | Securities and Corporate Finance | Securities Litigation

Historic Regulatory Shake-up for the Private Funds Industry

In recent months, the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission (the “SEC”) has introduced a wave of proposals amounting to approximately 1,100 pages of new and amended rules that will significantly impact the private funds industry, likely subjecting it to an unprecedented degree of regulation. Many of these proposed rules would apply to all private fund…

Client Alerts | April 7, 2022 | Hedge Funds | Private Equity Funds | Securities and Corporate Finance

SEC Proposes Sweeping New Rules on Climate Risk Disclosure

On March 21, 2022, the Securities and Exchange Commission (the “SEC”) proposed new climate disclosure rules (the “Proposed Rules”)1, which would require registrants, including foreign private issuers, to disclose a broad array of information on climate-related risks and activities, including emissions data. Background The goal of the Proposed Rules, the SEC says, is to enhance and…

Client Alerts | April 7, 2022 | Investor Activism | Securities and Corporate Finance

SEC Proposes Overhaul of Beneficial Ownership Reporting, including Accelerated Filing Deadlines, Changes to Group Rules and Treatment of Cash-Settled Derivatives

On February 10, 2022, the Securities and Exchange Commission (the “SEC”) announced its proposals to amend Regulation 13D-G and Regulation S-T to address, they said, information asymmetries in financial markets and to modernize the regulations under Section 13 of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934 (the “Exchange Act”) to account for technological and financial innovations. …

Client Alerts | February 18, 2022 | Securities and Corporate Finance | Investor Activism

A Split in the Track: Transition from LIBOR – SOFR as Accepted New Benchmark Rate vs. Other Alternative Benchmark Rates

As discussed in our October 26, 2021 client alert, the ICE Benchmark Administration will cease to publish the USD LIBOR benchmarks on June 30, 2023,1 and the Alternative Reference Rates Committee (the “ARRC”) announced its recommendation that the forward-looking Secured Overnight Financing Rate (“SOFR”) term rates published by the CME Group should be utilized as…

December 6, 2021 | Securities and Corporate Finance | Special Situations and Credit | Derivatives

All Aboard! The Train Is Speeding Along: Transition from LIBOR – What Market Participants Need to Know About CME Term SOFR Licenses

As discussed in our January 29, 2021 client alert, the ICE Benchmark Administration will cease to publish the most widely used tenors of the USD LIBOR benchmarks on June 30, 2023.1 Additionally, financial institutions have been advised not to utilize the most widely used tenors of the USD LIBOR benchmarks for any financial products that…

Client Alerts | October 26, 2021 | Securities and Corporate Finance | Special Situations and Credit | Derivatives

SEC Enforcement Action Against SPAC, Sponsor, Merger Target, and CEOs for Misleading Statements

Background On July 13, 2021, the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission (the “SEC”) filed an administrative enforcement action and announced a settlement with Stable Road Acquisition Corp. (“Stable Road”), a special purpose acquisition company (“SPAC”); SRC-NI Holdings, LLC, Stable Road’s sponsor (the “Sponsor”); Brian Kabot, Stable Road’s Chief Executive Officer and the Sponsor’s managing member (“Kabot”);…

Client Alerts | July 23, 2021 | Securities and Corporate Finance

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

The Train Has Left the Station: LSTA Issues Revised Secondary Trading Documentation To Reflect Transition from LIBOR

Effective January 27, 2021, the Board of the Loan Syndications and Trading Association (the “LSTA”) published a revised suite of trading documents to reflect the market’s transition from the use of the London Interbank Offered Rate (“LIBOR”) to the Secured Overnight Financing Rate (“SOFR”) or other alternative risk-free rates (“RFRs”) as a key benchmark for…

Client Alerts | January 29, 2021 | Securities and Corporate Finance | Special Situations and Credit | Derivatives