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New York Super Lawyers and Rising Stars: 9 Kleinberg Kaplan Attorneys Recognized

Firm News | June 17, 2012

Andrew M. Chonoles, James R. Cohen, Myron Kaplan, James R. Ledley, David Parker, Bruce D. Steiner, Ross Yustein have been recognized as 2012 New York Super Lawyers, a leading guide to the top attorneys in Manhattan. In addition, Jonathan A. Ain and Marc R. Rosen have been recognized as Rising Stars in the 2012 metro New York list – a new category for attorneys under 40.

Andy Chonoles

Andy Chonoles is Kleinberg Kaplan’s Managing Partner. He practices in the areas of real estate and finance law, with a concentration in private equity funds, joint venture transactions, real estate development and leasing. Andy’s practice includes the representation of developers, real estate companies, joint ventures, institutional and high net worth investors, financial services firms, and technology companies. Andy was named a New York Super Lawyer in 2011.

Jim Cohen

Myron Kaplan

Myron Kaplan, a founding member of the firm, has extensive experience representing hedge funds as outside general counsel and special counsel. He is involved in the formation, operation, and continuity of these funds and advises funds and their managers on structural and organizational matters and continuity planning as well as ongoing regulatory, governance and compliance issues.

Jim Ledley

Jim Ledley chairs Kleinberg Kaplan’s Estate Planning and Administration Group. Jim focuses on the firm’s estate planning practice, including wealth preservation, asset protection, multi-generational and international estate and succession planning for high net worth individuals and their families, as well as an estate administration practice. Jim also gives advice on the federal and state income tax issues of estate and trusts, a subject that has become important to many clients.

David Parker

David Parker chairs the firm’s Litigation, Risk Management and Arbitration department and has a broad range of litigation experience in commercial matters, including contract disputes, securities, tax, executive employment, covenants not-to-compete and intellectual property issues, with a specialty in complex financial instruments. David handles many diverse and complex issues on behalf of hedge funds, both at the litigation and pre-litigation stages. He has significant experience in representing clients with respect to regulatory investigations, including responding to subpoenas and preparing clients for testimony. David has been involved in many high profile cases on behalf of hedge funds and lectures at graduate and law schools on the subject of hedge fund litigation.

Bruce Steiner

Bruce Steiner has over 30 years of experience in the areas of taxation, estate planning, business succession planning and estate and trust administration. He is a frequent lecturer at continuing education programs for bar associations, CPAs and other professionals. He is a commentator for Leimberg Information Services, Inc., a member of the editorial advisory board of Trusts & Estates, and a technical advisor for Ed Slot’s IRA Advisor. He has written numerous articles for Estate Planning, BNA Tax Management’s Estates, Gifts & Trusts Journal, Trusts & Estates, the Journal of Taxation, Probate & Property, TAXES, the CPA Journal, the CLU Journal and other professional journals. Bruce has been quoted in various publications including Forbes, The New York Times, The Wall Street Journal, Lawyers Weekly, Bloomberg’s Wealth Manager, Financial Planning, Kiplinger’s Retirement Report, Newsday, the New York Post, the Naples Daily News, Individual Investor,, and Dow Jones (formerly CBS) Market Watch. Bruce has served on the professional advisory boards of several major charitable organizations. He also was named a New York Super Lawyer in 2010.

Ross Yustein

Ross Yustein chairs Kleinberg Kaplan’s Real Estate Department. He practices in the areas of real estate and real estate finance law, with a concentration in joint venture transactions, real estate development, sales and acquisitions, financing, leasing and real estate private equity. Ross represents a diverse group of clients, including owners, operators, developers, lenders, borrowers, landlords, tenants and investors in various transactions such as sales, acquisitions, financings (permanent, construction, mezzanine and revolving), leases, joint ventures and restructurings. Ross has also worked on a substantial number of real estate bankruptcies and workouts.

Jonathan Ain

Jonathan Ain concentrates his practice in the areas of mergers and acquisitions, public and private offerings (including PIPEs), strategic and troubled company acquisition and disposition transactions, joint ventures and general corporate, securities law and contract matters.

Marc Rosen

Marc Rosen practices corporate and commercial litigation in the state and federal courts as well as before arbitration tribunals and regulatory agencies. Marc frequently represents private investment funds and their advisors and principals with an emphasis on prosecuting and defending complex business disputes; enforcing financial instruments; protecting the rights of stockholders in mergers and acquisitions litigation and corporate control contests; responding to regulatory subpoenas and investigations by the SEC, FINRA and the Department of Justice; advising investment funds owning debt of troubled companies, such as Enron Corporation, Lehman Brothers and Visteon Corporation; representing purchasers of distressed securities in bankruptcy litigation; and advising clients with respect to risk management and litigation avoidance issues.