Mr. Kleeman also has significant experience serving as outside counsel for businesses from sole proprietorships to closely held and middle-market companies, and even publicly-traded companies, assisting them with their everyday business needs, including reviewing, drafting and negotiating all manner of business contracts, providing practical legal advice on day-to-day business issues, and coordinating and overseeing legal work performed by other Practice Groups at the Firm for those businesses. He has also litigated numerous business disputes including shareholder and partnership disputes, breach of fiduciary duty claims, workouts, construction disputes, and general contractual and breach of contract claims.
Mr. Kleeman also represents several local and regional banks, as well as mezzanine and private lenders, in negotiating and documenting multi-million dollar loans, including secured and unsecured lines of credit, senior and junior real estate loans, and asset-based lending transactions. He also serves as borrower’s counsel for the Firm’s clients including individuals, real estate developers, and manufacturing and other businesses in negotiating and closing complex loan and debt financing transactions.
A large portion of Mr. Kleeman’s practice also involves representing owners (both public and private), general contractors, subcontractors, material and equipment suppliers and developers in construction matters, including drafting and negotiating construction contracts, procurements related issues, negotiating and resolving issues including acceleration, disruption and delay claims, payment, bond and lien disputes, design disputes, and contract interpretation and performance issues.