Michael A. Kleinman

Michael A. Kleinman

  • Associate
  • Litigation
  • New York
  • T:   +1.212.859.8476
  • F:   +1.212.859.4000
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  • Counsel to the special committee of the board of directors of Apollo Commercial Real Estate Finance in the company’s US$641m acquisition of Apollo Residential Mortgage.
  • Obtained a significant victory for Centerview Partners in a consolidated class action/derivative lawsuit challenging the acquisition of Elizabeth Arden by Revlon.
  • Obtained a victory for NorthStar Realty Finance Corp. in litigation brought by Colony Hills Capital, LLC in the Southern District of New York seeking damages for various business torts arising from an alleged agreement and joint venture to acquire a portfolio of properties in Mobile, Alabama.  The Court dismissed all of the plaintiff's claims.
  • Counsel to Terex Corporation, its directors, and certain of its senior officers in a securities class action litigation pending in the US District Court for the District of Connecticut, which alleges that the company failed to disclose alleged improper accounting practices.
  • Counsel to a proprietary trading firm and managing partners/co-founders in FINRA arbitration and bankruptcy proceeding.

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Education

Benjamin N. Cardozo School of Law, JD – 2009
  • magna cum laude
  • Order of the Coif
  • Cardozo Law Review
Tufts University, BA – 2004
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