Kramer Levin Naftalis & Frankel LLP

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Location: New York, NY
Founded: 1968
Specialty: Corporate M&A

ESQ Firm Of The Year – Large

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Kramer Levin Naftalis & Frankel LLP

Jodi Rosensaft

Kramer Levin Naftalis & Frankel LLP is a premier, full-service law firm with offices in New York, Silicon Valley and Paris. The firm’s lawyers are leading practitioners in their respective fields, who understand clients’ businesses, demonstrate a strong focus on client service and offer innovative and practical solutions. Kramer Levin represents Global 1000 and emerging-growth companies, institutions and individuals, across a broad range of industries. Pro-bono and community service also are integral to Kramer Levin’s practice and culture. The firm’s pro-bono achievements have been recognized with major awards from the American Bar Association, the New York State Bar Association, Legal Services NYC, the National Law Journal, New York’s Legal Aid Society, and others.

QUICK TIP “Cool heads win games.”

In a recent M&A deal, Kramer Levin represented a buyer negotiating with a seller who was generally unsophisticated in the realm of M&A transactions and financial concepts. The firm’s lawyers realized that problems coming up in negotiations were not actually disagreements on economic terms, but rather the result of a lack of understanding of the deal process and some financial terms used in the purchase agreement. As a result, Kramer Levin switched its tactic from negotiation to education. In the end, the parties finalized the purchase agreement and completed the transaction successfully.