Big firm capabilities. Small firm relationships.

2017

For the second year, Kleinbard Earns a “Best Law Firms” Ranking  from U.S. News & World Report and Best Lawyers

2016

The Philadelphia Business Journal recognizes Kleinbard as one of the 2016 Best Places to Work!

2014

Kleinbard commemorates its 75th Anniversary by streamlining its corporate name and accentuating the firm’s identity as a forward-thinking, influential practice.

2008

Kleinbard acts as co-M&A counsel to SunCom Wireless Holdings Inc. (NASD: TPC), a Berwyn headquartered wireless provider operating the southeastern United States, in connection with the sale to T-Mobile USA Inc. for $2.4 billion in cash and debt.

2007

Firm moves its offices to One Liberty Place (1650 Market Street).

2007

Kleinbard represents Boys Latin of Philadelphia Charter School in opening the first all-boys charter school in Pennsylvania in face of opposition from several law groups, including the ACLU and the Women’s Law Project, who had opposed the proposed school on the grounds that a single-sex charter school would violate the state and U.S. Constitutions.

2007

Kleinbard represents the management of Global Tower Partners in connection with the sale of the company from a Blackstone portfolio to a consortium led by Macquarie Infrastructure Partners and Macquarie Communications Infrastructure Group for an enterprise value of $1.425 billion.

2004

Kleinbard serves as co-counsel in representing three former employees of Schering-Plough in connection with a $345 million settlement of a whistleblower suit concerning allegations that the company defrauded the federal Medicaid program.

1999

Kleinbard serves as co-counsel in obtaining a $10 million jury verdict for former New York Giants football player Phil McConkey in connection with an employment related claim.

1995

Kleinbard represents Horizon Cellular, a Chase and JPMorgan backed telecommunications provider, in a Morgan Stanley led auction and sale to 5 separate purchasers for an aggregate purchase price of $600 million.

1995

Kleinbard represents former City of Philadelphia Managing Director Leo Brooks in connection with litigation brought by members of the organization MOVE resulting from the bombing of a block of residences in West Philadelphia by law enforcement.

1987

Firm moves its offices to the Stock Exchange Building (1900 Market Street).

1986

Kleinbard represents Klearfold, Inc., a leading manufacturer of plastic folding cartons, in its initial public offering on the London Stock Exchange.

1984

Kleinbard represents Solid State Scientific, Inc. (AMEX: SSI) in defending a hostile tender offer by the Penn Central Corporation, resulting in a doubling of enterprise value.

1982

After serving as a law clerk to Judge J. Skelly Wright of the United States Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit, John Schapiro clerks for Justice William J. Brennan, Jr. on the U.S. Supreme Court.

1977

Firm moves its offices to the United Engineering Building (30 S. 17th Street).

1970

Kleinbard represents Progressive Industries in connection with the sale of the company to Swiss conglomerate, Franke. After completion of the sale, the buyer retained the Firm to represent its interests in the United States.

1970

Kleinbard represents significant Philadelphia enterprises, such as Food Fair and Belmont Industries, in their labor negotiations.

1964

Paul Bomze joins Kleinbard, LLP as an associate beginning his nearly 50-year career with the firm.

1961

Kleinbard obtains a unanimous decision from the United States Court of Appeals for the Third Circuit on behalf of the Association of Professional Engineering Personnel in connection with a labor dispute with RCA who was represented by the most prominent appellate litigator in Philadelphia of that era.

1960

Kleinbard represents Hollingsworth Mfg. Co. in a joint venture in Leeds, England with the English Electric Company.

1950

Kleinbard expands beyond its labor practice and begins handling general corporate matters for Philadelphia based companies such as Lady Bug and Villager Industries.

1948

Firm changes name to Kleinbard, growing its prominent labor law practice by adding Joe Bell and Bob Brecker.

1940

Sylvan Hirsch represents Apex Hosiery Co. in case before U.S. Supreme Court claiming that a strike by its workers violated the Sherman Anti-Trust Act.

1939

Sylvan Hirsch and Joe Kleinbard form the Firm as Hirsch & Kleinbard, Philadelphia’s premier labor law boutique.

1927

Joe Kleinbard establishes the Temple Law Quarterly, the predecessor to the Temple Law Review.