The Best Lawyers in America Recognizes Nine Kluger Kaplan Attorneys

BestLawyersLogo1The Best Lawyers in America© once again recognizes Kluger, Kaplan, Silverman, Katzen & Levine for its legal expertise and excellence in its 2019 edition.

“We are thrilled that our team members have been recognized again for this great honor,” said Founding Member Alan Kluger. “It’s a testament to our dedication to the legal profession and affirms the stellar reputation our attorneys have earned through delivering outstanding client service while practicing with integrity and professionalism.”

The following attorneys were featured in this year’s list:

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Deborah S. Chames

* Family Law


Abbey L. Kaplan

* Commercial Litigation

* Entertainment Law- Motion Pictures and Television

* Litigation – Mergers and Acquisitions

* Litigation – Real Estate


Bruce A. Katzen

* Commercial Litigation

* Securities / Capital Markets Law


Alan J. Kluger

* Commercial Litigation

* Family Law

* Litigation – Banking and Finance

* Litigation – Real Estate


Todd A. Levine

* Litigation – Real Estate


Philippe Lieberman

* Commercial Litigation


Jason R. Marks

* Family Law


Steve I. Silverman 5 years

* Commercial Litigation


Minneapolis, MN

Daniel N. Rosen

* Eminent Domain and Condemnation Law

Best Lawyers lists are compiled based on an exhaustive peer-review evaluation. Almost 87,000 industry leading lawyers are eligible to vote (from around the world), and the publication has received almost 10 million evaluations on the legal abilities of other lawyers based on their specific practice areas around the world. For the 2019 Edition of The Best Lawyers in America©, 7.8 million votes were analyzed.

Step Away From the Computer: Why Divorce and the Internet Don’t Mix

By: Jason Marks, Member

Kluger, Kaplan, Silverman, Katzen & Levine, P.L.

Jason Marks_072 greyIt should come as no surprise by now that content posted on Facebook, Twitter and other online forums is open for the whole world to read.  Nor is it a secret that such public postings are discoverable in the court of law.  For example, at the end of last month, a Manhattan judge ordered Twitter to release the private tweets of an Occupy Wall Street protester in an ongoing criminal investigation, only further underscoring what has become a new trend whereby courts are reluctant to recognize privacy rights when an individual posts his or her thoughts in a public forum.

Most of us have friends who feel it necessary to publicize every detail of their personal lives on Facebook – including taking jabs at their soon-to-be-ex spouses.  But can taking a pop shot at your ex-to-be negatively impact the outcome of your divorce?

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Prenups: Not Just For the Wealthy

By Jason R. Marks

It is a common misconception that prenuptial agreements are for the very wealthy, but that is not always true.  There are numerous reasons to enter into a prenuptial agreement even if you do not have substantial pre-marital assets to protect.

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Social Media in Litigation: What Businesses Should Know

By Steve I. Silverman

Monday’s DBR featured an article about social media and the evidence that it might create.  Social media is proving to be a hot source for evidence in litigation.  My partner, Jason Marks, previously blogged about using social media in the family law context on the Kluger Kaplan blog.  But what about social media and commercial litigation?

There are two general areas where evidence may exist in the social media context – the company’s social media pages and in the pages of its employees.  For example, a business may have its own Facebook page, Twitter handle, a LinkedIn profile and perhaps an Instagram or Pinterest account.  In addition, each employee, at all levels of the business, is likely active on at least one or more of those social media outlets.

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Kluger Kaplan Steps Out of the Courtroom & onto the Ping Pong Court

This year, Kluger Kaplan‘s annual holiday party featured a unique twist – a ping pong tournament!  Teams of three banded together to take on co-workers in a tournament that rivaled March Madness.  Congratulations to Alan Kluger, Todd Levine and ringer,  Jesse Dean-Kluger, on their gold medal victory over Jason Marks, Mike Landen and Rich Segal.