PHILADELPHIA, PA – Kleinbard, a Philadelphia-based law firm, is pleased to announce the addition of Ana Calves and James Yoakum as associates. Calves joins the Firm’s Business and Finance Department and Yoakum joins the Real Estate Department.

“We’re very excited to welcome Ana and James,” said Michael Frattone, Managing Partner at Kleinbard. “Our clients and their needs are ever evolving and we look forward to enhancing our service offerings and continuing to strengthen our relationships with the addition of Ana and James.”

Prior to joining Kleinbard, Calves was an associate in the Corporate & Business Transactions Practice at Morgan, Lewis & Bockius LLP. During her first year with Morgan Lewis, she was seconded to JPMorgan Chase, N.A., where she supported the Bank’s bankruptcy team. Calves earned her J.D. from George Washington University Law School and her B.A. from the University of Pennsylvania.

James Yoakum has extensive experience in commercial real estate law and real estate finance. He previously served as an associate in Dechert LLP’s Finance & Real Estate Practice. Prior to practicing law, Yoakum worked as a real estate sales and leasing agent in Philadelphia and founded and ran a craft distillery in Camden, New Jersey. He earned his J.D. from Temple University Beasley School of Law and his B.S.E. from the University of Pennsylvania.

Kleinbard continues to welcome new talent to its growing team of attorneys. In the past year, the Firm has welcomed six new associates across various practice areas. Most recently, it announced the addition of Christopher Sullivan, an associate in the Real Estate Department.

About Kleinbard LLC

Founded in 1939, Kleinbard is a respected Philadelphia-based law firm that provides sophisticated legal representation. Offering a range of legal services including business and finance, real estate, labor and employment, government relations, political law, intellectual property, litigation, trusts and estates, and taxation, Kleinbard works with companies looking for greater agility, intimate knowledge of their business, and exceptional client service. Kleinbard attorneys take a collaborative and relationship-first approach, functioning as both counselor and trusted adviser for closely-held businesses, public companies, financial institutions, governmental and quasi-governmental agencies, schools and universities, nonprofits, and individuals. For more information, please visit