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Kaplan Voekler Cunningham & Frank advises some of the most significant investment banking entities in the world on a full range of banking, securities and regulatory matters. Clients also rely upon us for skilled counsel in the mergers and acquisitions space.

KVCF’s attorneys have helped investment banking clients through a broad array of transactional, regulatory and financing issues. They have extensive experience in initial and follow-on public offerings, private placements, syndications, fund formation and management, regulatory and compliance issues, financing arrangements, mergers, acquisitions, and restructurings.

We have particular expertise in the real estate industry, where we have helped investment bankers through a series of major transactions worth tens of millions, to billions, of dollars. Our attorneys have represented leading regional, national, and international investment banks in initial and follow-on public offerings and private placements for REITs and bond offerings, and we have counseled numerous sponsors on REIT, Regulation A and private equity syndications.

Our investment banking clients benefit from a team of attorneys with a long, highly respected track record in capital markets and securities work and who are deeply versed in the business and regulatory issues facing the investment management industry. The lawyers at KVCF are able to provide clients with excellent legal counsel and with insightful business perspectives based upon real-world experience. Partner Robert R. Kaplan, for instance, co-founded Carter Kaplan & Co., a Richmond-based investment and merchant bank, in 1988. A few years later, he co-founded the leveraged buyout sponsor firm Columbia Naples Capital, which deployed millions of dollars in equity to companies across a series of industries.

The KVCF team’s unmatched experience and boutique size allows it to provide investment banking clients with the sophisticated representation they might expect from a global law firm – without the accompanying layers of bureaucracy and expense. Our firm is dedicated to agile decision making that helps us make fast decisions and leverages the expertise of lawyers across practices. And our size allows us the flexibility to take on niche practices – such as Regulation A financings — that provide great value to clients but that are not typically in the repertoire of a Wall Street law firm. 

Our flexibility extends to the size and types of deals we will handle. Where many large law firm players would be cost prohibited from doing a small or mid-cap transaction, we are able to handle M&A work involving Fortune 500 corporations, medium-sized companies, and Main Street enterprises in a variety of industries – such as energy, distribution, manufacturing and technology. Every transaction we handle is staffed by experienced negotiators and dealmakers whose goal is to help clients realize the success of their businesses. They focus on creating and carrying out practical, tax-efficient transaction structures that maximize returns to buyers and sellers alike.

Contact us to learn more about our unique approach and how we can deploy our team to meet your investment banking needs.