Choate Strengthens Private Equity Practice with Addition of Kimberley J. Kaplan-Gross
BOSTON, DECEMBER 01, 2016 – Choate, Hall & Stewart LLP today announced that Kimberley J. Kaplan-Gross has joined the firm as a partner in the Private Equity Department. Kaplan-Gross joins Choate from Cooley LLP where she founded the Boston office’s Fund Formation practice and was a partner.
Kaplan-Gross brings more than 20 years of experience to Choate’s globally recognized private equity practice. She represents domestic and international private equity and venture capital firm sponsors in fund formation, firm establishment (including team spin-outs), management company and general partner structuring and governance matters, regulatory matters, and creation and operation of separate account and special purpose investment programs. Additionally, she advises institutional investors in their investments in private equity funds, as well as in their acquisitions and dispositions of portfolios of private investment fund and operating company interests.
“Kim’s fund formation practice is highly complementary to the firm’s strategy to enhance the breadth of our existing capabilities in the private equity market,” said Bill Gelnaw, co-managing partner at Choate. “Kim has an exceptional track record and will contribute to the strong growth the firm is experiencing in middle market fund work, while providing a valuable venture capital resource for our sponsor clients.”
Kaplan-Gross has been recognized by Chambers USA as a leading practitioner in venture capital in 2010 and in fund formation in 2011 through 2016, and in the 2012 through 2017 Best Lawyers in America reports as a leading lawyer in venture capital law. She received her J.D., Order of the Coif, from University of Miami School of Law in 1994 and her B.S. from Boston University in 1989.