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Kleinberg Kaplan Recognized in Latest Edition of The Legal 500: United States

Firm News | June 14, 2023 | Hedge Funds | Investor Activism

Premier boutique law firm Kleinberg Kaplan was recognized in the latest edition of The Legal 500United States for its Hedge Funds and Investor Activism practices.

The Hedge Funds practice was praised for its “thorough and practical advice, efficiency in getting projects done, and competitive rates.” As one client stated, “KKWC has been demonstrating an outstanding ability to timely deliver various pieces of work despite the high complexity of requests/projects. They understand tight deadlines, are very responsive and excellent communicators [and] always quickly identify any potential roadblock early in the process.” Another client similarly described the group as “very responsive,” “efficient in getting things done,” and as “a must have in your business.”

Practice group chair Eric Wagner and Partner Jamie Nash were highlighted in the editorial, along with Partner and Head of Business Development Jason Grunfeld, described as a “client favorite.” Partners Kelly Zelezen and Maurice Collada were also recommended in the Hedge Funds space, and Partner Christian Gloger and Senior Counsel Rita Fitch were mentioned as “key lawyers.”

Kleinberg Kaplan’s Investor Activism practice was recognized for its track record in representing the funds industry, along with its investment management expertise and ability to act for both first time and seasoned activists. Investor Activism chair Christopher Davis was noted for his leadership of the team, and his regular advice to sophisticated clients on shareholder activism, proxy contests and tender offers.

The Legal 500 reviews the performance of a firm or department through both qualitative and quantitative analysis, contacting more than 300,000 clients for feedback on the lawyers they instruct. Of the 35 law firms that received recognition across the Hedge Funds and Investor Activism categories, Kleinberg Kaplan was the only boutique law firm included in the 2023 rankings.

In addition to The Legal 500, Kleinberg Kaplan and its attorneys have been recognized in numerous other industry outlets, including Chambers USAIFLR1000 and U.S. News & World Report’s  “Best Law Firms,” among others. The firm was also ranked as a top legal advisor catering solely to activist investors both globally and in the United States in Bloomberg’s Global Activism Market Review.

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