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Kleinberg Kaplan Announces Partner Promotions

Firm News | January 3, 2023 | Investment Management | Executive Compensation | Hedge Funds | Private Equity Funds | Digital Assets and Cryptocurrency | Emerging Companies & Venture Capital | Mergers & Acquisitions | Securities and Corporate Finance

January 3, 2023, NEW YORK – Premier boutique law firm Kleinberg Kaplan announces the promotion of two associates, Moshe Segal and Derek Stueben, to the firm partnership, effective January 1, 2023. Moshe is a member of Kleinberg Kaplan’s Private Funds & Investment Management group and Derek is a member of the firm’s Corporate Transactional & Finance practice.

Since 1971, New York-based Kleinberg Kaplan has been a leading law firm advising private investment funds, sophisticated entrepreneurs, emerging companies, prominent real estate investors, and family offices.

“In a world of increasingly complex business arrangements, both Moshe and Derek have guided firm clients – whether private investment funds, entrepreneurs or private companies – to highly successful outcomes,” said Andrew Chonoles, Kleinberg Kaplan managing partner. “Their accomplishments are a testament to their hard work and Kleinberg Kaplan’s focus on exceptional client service. I congratulate them on becoming partners.”

Moshe Segal focuses his practice on the organization and continuing operation of a variety of private investment funds, including hedge funds, private equity funds, hybrid funds, distressed funds, credit funds, structured product funds, co-investment funds and funds of funds. Moshe’s experience with private investment funds extends to the development and negotiation of the organizational documents of such funds and the preparation of their offering materials, side letters and seed deals.

Moshe received his J.D. from Columbia Law School and his B.A. from Beth Medrash Govoha.

Derek Stueben advises clients in areas of mergers and acquisitions, venture capital investments, debt and equity financings, business combinations and general corporate and commercial matters. He represents businesses at all stages of the corporate growth cycle, as well as institutional and individual investors considering investments in high growth companies. Derek has extensive experience advising clients from initial incorporation and early-stage seed financings through later-stage mergers and acquisitions, public offerings and other exit transactions. He has also operated as “outside general counsel” to enterprises across a wide breadth of industries, providing strategic business advice on topics ranging from corporate governance and investor relations to intellectual property protection and licensing arrangements.

Derek received his J.D. from Cornell University and his B.A. from Harvard University.

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