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.
Temple University School of Law, J.D. (1976)
Franklin & Marshall College, A.B. (1972)
Board of Directors, Philadelphia Chamber of Commerce
Board of Directors, The Philadelphia School
Board of Directors, Congregation Rodeph Shalom
Board of Directors, The Gesu School
Board of Directors, Operation Understanding
Philadelphia Bar Association
Pennsylvania Bar Association
American Bar Association
Mayor John Street's Finance Committee