Keith W. Kaplan serves on the Executive Committee of the firm.Keith leads one of Philadelphia's most successful investment fund practices. He regularly represents private investment funds and their sponsors in their formation and operation, and also represents institutional investors in their investment transactions. His representation of investment funds has ranged in size from $10 million to over $2.5 billion, domestically and internationally. His broad experience includes venture capital, real estate, buyout, structured finance, distressed debt, special situation, mezzanine and hedge funds. For more than 25 years, Keith has worked on some of the country's most high profile and notable investment funds. These intricate transactions can often take as long as 1 1/2 to 2 years to complete and their investor base includes well known university endowments, state and corporate pension plans, education plans and other traditional institutional investors. In addition, Keith regularly represents clients from across the United States in connection with a variety of business and commercial matters including private placements, private equity investments, mergers and acquisitions, sales and purchases of businesses, partnership and limited liability company transactions, and general corporate matters. Keith was a practicing Certified Public Accountant prior to becoming an attorney. His distinctive combination of legal, tax and accounting expertise uniquely positions him to advise clients on a broad range of corporate transactions, while at the same time structuring those transactions in a tax efficient manner.
Rutgers University School of Law-Newark, J.D. (1987)
New York University, LL.M., Taxation (1991)
University of Maryland, B.S. (1979)
Philadelphia Bar Association
Pennsylvania Bar Association
American Bar Association
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