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Kleinberg Kaplan Elevates Three Attorneys to Partnership

Firm News | January 3, 2017

Kleinberg, Kaplan, Wolff & Cohen, P.C., is pleased to announce that Jared R. Gianatasio, Jason W. Soncini, and Christopher M. Terry have been elevated to partnership at the firm. “Jared, Jason and Chris each have a proven track record of excellence and a commitment to exceptional client service,” said managing partner Andrew Chonoles. “They have shown a great ability to collaborate with their colleagues and to advise clients on complex legal issues to help them achieve their goals. We are honored to call them partners, and look forward to their future successes.”

Jared has extensive experience representing market participants in the structuring and documentation of complex over-the-counter and exchange-traded derivatives transactions and documentation, including ISDA documentation. This includes drafting and negotiating highly structured derivative and repurchase agreements, master trading agreements/confirmations and other account documentation for derivatives and other financial products. He also represents fund managers on prime brokerage documentation and counterparty and other risk management matters relating to their trading relationships. Jared also advises clients on a number of OTC derivatives, commodities, and securities regulatory and risk management issues, including developing regulatory compliance requirements under the Dodd-Frank Act and existing regulations of the CFTC. Jared received his J.D. from Benjamin N. Cardozo School of Law, and a B.A., cum laude, from Roger Williams University.

Jason advises clients on equity investments in public companies and various other transactional matters, including mergers and acquisitions, and general corporate and securities law matters. He has significant experience providing strategic guidance to investors and public and private companies and their boards of directors on proxy contests, consent solicitations, letter-writing campaigns, tender offers and hostile takeovers. Additionally, Jason regularly advises hedge funds and other large investors in connection preparation of various regulatory filings, including Schedule 13Ds, Schedule 13Gs, Form 13Fs and Hart-Scott-Rodino filings, as well as reporting requirements and compliance with Section 16 of the Securities Exchange Act. Jason received his J.D. from Northwestern University, and his B.A. from the University of Michigan.

Chris concentrates his practice in the areas of real estate and real estate finance law, including joint venture transactions, real estate development, sales and acquisitions, financing, and leasing. He has significant experience advising a diverse group of clients, including owners, operators, developers, lenders, borrowers, landlords, tenants and investors in sophisticated transactions in and across the continental United States and Hawaii. Chris received his J.D. from the University of Hawaii William S. Richardson School of Law, an M.A., in Asian Studies (with a focus on China) also from the University of Hawaii, and his B.A. from The College of William and Mary.