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1835 Market Street - Suite 1400
Philadelphia
PA 19103
215.569.3005 phone215.568.6603 faxlklehr@klehr.com
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Biography

Leonard Klehr is a founding partner of the firm.  He concentrates his practice on mergers and acquisitions, private equity investments, finance, real estate development, capital formation, and debt restructuring.  

His broad insights cross many disciplines, and he is as comfortable in the board room as he is at the negotiating table.  His acknowledged legal skills and solid judgment are widely sought after by a variety of institutional and corporate clients, as well as successful entrepreneurs.  His ability to problem-solve and to navigate through administrative agencies has been demonstrated by his role in numerous major Philadelphia development projects.  He is sought after as a lawyer and counselor on issues of significant importance in the legal, commercial, governmental and civic community arenas. 

When Mayor John Street was in office, Mr. Klehr was appointed co-chair of his transition team and at that time served as the chair of Mayor Street's Finance Committee.  He is a board member of the Executive Committee of the Greater Philadelphia Chamber of Commerce and is active in numerous other organizations which help shape the vision of Philadelphia and the region.

Mr. Klehr was named by other lawyers as one of Pennsylvania's top real estate lawyers in a survey conducted by the polling organization Law and Politics. Details concerning the selection process and the overall results of the survey were published in the June 2006 edition of Philadelphia Magazine or at www.superlawyers.com.

Representative clients include Electronics Boutique, Lubert Adler Funds, SCP Private Equity Partners, Westrum Development Corporation, and PREIT-Rubin.

Credentials

Education

Temple University School of Law, J.D. (1976)

Franklin & Marshall College, A.B. (1972)


Admissions

Pennsylvania


Memberships

Member,  Board of Directors, Philadelphia Chamber of Commerce

Member,  Board of Directors, The Philadelphia School

Member,  Board of Directors, Congregation Rodeph Shalom

Member,  Board of Directors, The Gesu School

Member,  Board of Directors, Operation Understanding

Member,  Philadelphia Bar Association

Member,  Pennsylvania Bar Association


Member,  American Bar Association

Chair,  Mayor John Street's Finance Committee