Rimon Law welcomes Corporate and Financial Services attorney Debbie Klis as Partner in its Washington, DC office
News Debbie A. Klis · May 13, 2020
Rimon Law welcomes Debbie Klis as Partner on its Corporate and Financial Services teams based out of the Washington, DC Office. Ms. Klis joins Rimon from Polsinelli in Washington, DC where she was shareholder.
Ms. Klis brings extensive experience to Rimon in forming and advising private equity firms, investment funds and other financial sector participants in a wide range of capital markets and securities law matters. She counsels venture capital funds, creates complex domestic and international joint ventures, domestic and offshore funds, Opportunity Zone Funds, real estate investment funds and trusts, EB-5 funds, and large master-feeder structures.
At Rimon, Ms. Klis will join a deep and talented Financial Services group with significant experience in a broad range of domestic, international and cross-border financing transactions, and adds to its excellent Leveraged Finance team that includes Ken Weinberg and Jen Howard, who also joined Rimon this year. Ms. Klis can tailor her practice to fit the individual needs of each of her clients through Rimon’s unique business model.
“Capital markets and securities transactions have been a cornerstone of Rimon’s long term growth,” said Rimon’s CEO Michael Moradzadeh. “Companies will continue to look for the best attorneys to help them structure the complex financing transactions that will allow them to survive an economic downturn and grow in the coming years. Debbie has the experience to assist companies in handling these challenges. With her in-depth practice representing private equity and investment firms, Debbie is a great addition to our capital markets and securities team that spans four continents.”
Ms. Klis has considerable experience with private securities offerings and financial products, counseling private equity managers, fund structuring, capital raising, Advisers Act and broker-dealer advice, investment structuring, impact investing (ESG criteria), and has worked on cutting-edge matters such as the first private qualified opportunity fund established to operate as a venture capital fund and the first investment vehicles that combined several federal funding programs/incentives for project finance.
“Rimon is well-known for its roster of distinguished clients and its prestigious securities and investment fund practice. I am excited to join such a forward-thinking firm and work with profoundly talented attorneys to serve my clients’ legal needs fully” said Ms. Klis.
Ms. Klis is a recognized authority on investment funds and has written and spoken extensively on topics relating to private equity, opportunity zone funds, crowdfunding, real estate funds, and the EB-5 program.
Ms. Klis earned her L.L.M. from Georgetown University, her J.D. from Golden Gate University and her B.S. from Santa Clara University.
Rimon has 31 offices across four continents. The firm is widely known as being at the vanguard of legal innovation. The firm has been repeatedly recognized by the Financial Times as one of North America’s most innovative law firms. The firm’s Managing Partners were both named ‘Legal Rebels’ by the American Bar Association’s ABA Journal and have spoken on innovations in the practice of law at Harvard and Stanford Law Schools. Rimon and its lawyers have also received numerous awards for excellence, including from Best Lawyers and Chambers.