George Kleeman is a member of GDCR’s Business and Transactional Law practice. He represents business owners, investors, private equity funds, venture capital groups, and lenders in mergers and acquisitions, business purchases and sales, debt and equity financings, commercial lending and finance transactions, formation and start up, real estate transactions, joint ventures, spinoffs, restructurings, formation of investment funds, corporate governance issues and assisting with business succession planning.
Mr. Kleeman also has significant experience serving as outside counsel for businesses from sole proprietorships to closely held and middle-market companies, assisting them with their everyday business needs, including reviewing, drafting and negotiating all types of business contracts, providing practical legal advice on day-to-day business and legal 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 regional and community banks, as well as private lenders, in negotiating and documenting loan and finance transactions, including secured and unsecured lines of credit, senior and junior real estate loans, construction loans, asset-based loans, leveraged and buyout loans, and acquisition financing. He also serves as borrower’s counsel for the Firm’s clients including individual investors, real estate developers, manufacturers 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, counseling, negotiating and resolving issues including acceleration, disruption and delay claims, payment, bond and lien disputes, design disputes, and contract interpretation and performance issues and advising on procurement-related issues.
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Represent local school districts in connection with defaults by general contractors and performance bond claims, including negotiating resolutions with surety companies for completion of projects