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

Firm News | June 17, 2022 | Hedge Funds | Investor Activism

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

The Hedge Funds practice was praised for its “ability to maintain the feel of a small, intimate, collaborative practice, all while maintaining such a large (and growing) industry presence.” One client shared that “your relationship with the firm always feels very personal rather than transactional. It’s a rarity.” Practice group chair Eric Wagner and Partner Jamie Nash were given “tremendous credit for having the vision and executing on it to build out a strong team.”

Clients described Partner and Head of Business Development Jason Grunfeld as a “consummate professional” and highlighted that “[he] is very responsive and understands where his expertise lies. He also thinks commercially and works efficiently.” Associate Rita Fitch was also recommended in the Hedge Funds space.

Kleinberg Kaplan’s Investor Activism practice was recognized as “excellent” and one which “advises all kinds of activists on shareholder engagements and proxy fights.” Investor Activism chair Christopher Davis was commended by clients for “his strong track record on advising on activism-related matters,” including a number of high-profile cases.

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 40 law firms that received recognition across the Hedge Funds and Investor Activism categories, Kleinberg Kaplan was the only boutique law firm included in the 2022 rankings.

In addition to The Legal 500, Kleinberg Kaplan and its attorneys have been recognized in numerous other industry outlets, including Chambers USA, IFLR1000 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