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Private Equity/M&A Partner Elisia M. Klinka Joins Kramer Levin

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NEW YORK, October 19, 2021--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Kramer Levin is pleased to announce that Elisia M. Klinka is joining the firm’s New York office as a partner in its Private Equity/M&A practice.

Ms. Klinka’s practice focuses on private equity and mergers and acquisitions, and she represents several private equity sponsors and strategic acquirers.

Kramer Levin co-managing partners Howard T. Spilko and Paul H. Schoeman said, "We are pleased to welcome Elisia to the firm. We have been growing our Corporate practice dramatically in recent years, particularly our private equity and M&A capabilities, and that growth continues to be a strategic priority for the firm."

"We are experiencing extraordinarily high demand for our group’s services on private equity and M&A transactions," added Ernest S. Wechsler, chair of Kramer Levin’s Corporate department. "We see an excellent fit between Elisia’s talents and experience and our clients’ needs, and we couldn’t be happier to have her on board."

"I am very excited to join Kramer Levin’s dynamic Corporate team," said Ms. Klinka. "I look forward to helping the firm’s clients find creative, practical solutions that enable them to execute their strategic plans as efficiently as possible."

Throughout her career, Ms. Klinka has also been committed to pro bono work involving political asylum petitions, disabled veterans’ claims and nonprofit corporate governance matters. Pro bono and community service are integral to Kramer Levin’s practice and culture. The firm’s Veterans Assistance Project and Small Business Clinic, among other projects, are advancing its Racial Justice Initiative, which was established in June 2020.

Ms. Klinka received her J.D., cum laude, from Fordham University School of Law. She received her B.A. from Cornell University and is a member of Phi Beta Kappa.

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Jennifer Manton
Kramer Levin Naftalis & Frankel LLP

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