Kleinbard LLC is proud to announce that Diego Matamoros and Elizabeth Roggio have joined the Firm as associates in the Business and Finance Department.

Diego’s practice includes the representation of middle-market businesses in the healthcare, infrastructure, and technology sectors. He has significant experience representing corporate and fund borrowers in secured financing transactions, and in handling general corporate and transactional matters.

Prior to joining Kleinbard, Diego was an associate in the Corporate Department of Simpson Thacher & Bartlett LLP in New York.  Prior to becoming a lawyer, Diego was a professional opera singer, performing at leading venues around the world, including the Metropolitan Opera, the Turin Royal Opera and at the Shanghai World Expo.

Diego earned his law degree from Yale Law School and he received his B.A., summa cum laude, from New York University.

Liz is an associate in the Business and Finance Department, and a member of the firm’s Government Relations Group. She advises businesses and non-profit organizations in a wide variety of corporate, finance, and governance matters.  Liz has experience representing companies in mergers and acquisitions (representing both sellers and buyers), corporate finance, business formation and governance, joint ventures, private equity offerings, real estate and other commercial transactions. In addition, Liz works with businesses, candidates and PACs to structure and manage their political activities, ensuring compliance with federal, state and local laws and regulations.

Prior to joining Kleinbard, Liz was an associate at Dilworth Paxson LLP.  Liz’s political experience includes working for Senator Bob Casey (D-PA) beginning with his first Senate run in 2006.

Liz earned her law degree from Brooklyn Law School where she was a member of Order of the Barristers and was the Associate Managing Editor of the Brooklyn Journal of Corporate, Financial and Commercial Law.  She received her B.A. from Lehigh University.

Michael Frattone, Kleinbard’s head of lateral recruiting said “like many of our attorneys, Liz and Diego have been trained at large well known law firms and we are excited to add their respective backgrounds and experience to our sophisticated transactional practice.  Very few firms of our size offer the suite of services we do in the areas of both business and finance and litigation which has continued to attract strong lateral candidates to our firm.  The hiring of Diego and Liz reaffirms our commitment to growing our team so that we can provide our clients with an even greater depth of high level experience.”

For almost 80 years, Kleinbard attorneys have served as trusted advisors and advocates for clients to help them achieve their goals.  Kleinbard offers clients sophisticated legal representation that focuses on collaborating with the client to devise the best possible strategy for resolving their issue-whether by winning a dispute, closing a deal, or achieving legal compliance.  Kleinbard’s clients appreciate the firm’s approach to legal work – goals are defined, lines of communication are fostered, and matters aren’t overstaffed.  The Firm’s clients run the gamut from publicly-held multinationals and fourth generation family-owned businesses, to technology start-ups and high net worth individuals, to nonprofits and governmental agencies.  Kleinbard offers services in the areas of business and finance, employment, government relations, intellectual property, litigation, real estate, taxation, and trusts and estates.  For more information please visit the firm’s website at www.kleinbard.com.