September 20, 2018
NEW YORK; September 20, 2018 – Premier, mid-sized law firm Kleinberg Kaplan is the recipient of the HFM US Hedge Fund Services Award as the top onshore law firm providing legal services to start-ups. The firm was also short-listed in all US law firm categories.
The HFM US Hedge Fund Services Awards honors providers of services and solutions to the hedge fund sector that have demonstrated exceptional innovation, customer service and performance over the past 12 months. Kleinberg Kaplan was recognized as the leader in the “Best onshore law firm – hedge fund start-ups” category. The award is given to the firm that has demonstrated a consistently high standard in providing legal services to hedge fund start-ups.
Kleinberg Kaplan has been a leader in the hedge fund industry for more than 45 years and has developed a national and international reputation for its representation of private funds, including several pioneers in the hedge fund industry.
“It is gratifying to be acknowledged as the best, especially in the company of many other notable firms. This award is a testament to the hard work of all our lawyers. We pride ourselves on being a boutique law firm with a level of sophistication in hedge funds on par with the larger institutional law firms – providing comprehensive customer service to hundreds of managers including start-ups and funds with billions of dollars under management,” said Jason Grunfeld, a Kleinberg Kaplan partner and head of business development for the firm.
Eric Wagner, partner and chair of the firm’s Corporate Department said, “Start-ups have been the lifeblood of the hedge fund industry and we have partnered with numerous managers as they launched their businesses. These managers benefit from our personal attention, accessibility, responsiveness, experience and business savvy. We have built a suite of services that covers the life cycle of funds from formation, to regulatory compliance, to transactions, and general counsel services – making Kleinberg Kaplan a one-stop shop for hedge fund legal services.”
Kleinberg Kaplan has been recognized by HFM in eight of the last nine years on the short list in various categories. In 2017, the firm was named “Best Boutique Law Firm” by HFM. Kleinberg Kaplan has also been identified as an industry leader by other notable publications, including Chambers USA, Legal 500, IFLR1000 – The Guide to the World’s Leading Financial Firms, and Institutional Investor’s Alpha magazine.
A full list of award winners can be found here.