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Steven R. Klar
Partner
 
425 Lexington Avenue
New York, NY 10017 
 
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Phone: +1-212-455-2988
Fax: +1-212-455-2502

Steven Klar regularly advises some of the largest and most well-known private fund sponsors, including Blackstone, Centerbridge, EQT and Lexington Partners. Certain noteworthy private fund formation transactions include: Blackstone Capital Partners VII ($18 billion), Blackstone Real Estate Partners Asia II ($7.1 billion), Centerbridge Capital Partners III ($6 billion) and Lexington Capital Partners VIII ($10 billion). He has also represented various sponsors of private equity funds, including buyout funds, real estate funds, secondary funds and other alternative investment funds on fundraisings, co-investments, managed accounts and structured secondary transactions as well as ongoing advisory matters.

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Work Highlights
  • Blackstone in a number of fundraisings, including the establishment of Blackstone Capital Partners VII at $18 billion, Blackstone Real Estate Partners Asia II L.P. at $7.1 billion and Blackstone Capital Partners Asia at $2.3 billion and various co-investment vehicles and other separate accounts
  • Centerbridge in a number of fundraisings, including the establishment of Centerbridge Capital Partners III, L.P. at $6 billion and various co-investment vehicles
  • Lexington Partners in a number of fundraisings, including the establishment of the Lexington Capital Partners VIII program at over $10 billion, one of the largest secondary funds ever formed
  • Several private equity sponsors in connection with structured secondary transactions which took the form of asset sales, restructurings and tender offers
  • EQT in connection with the formation and raising of EQT’s flagship private equity fund, EQT VIII, which raised €10.75 billion 
Education
  • Fordham University School of Law, 2009 J.D.
    magna cum laude; Law Review; Milton Young Tax Award
  • Yeshiva University, Sy Syms School of Business, 2003 B.S.
Associations
  • Certified Public Accountant
Admissions
  • New York 2009
  • New Jersey 2009

Steven Klar is a Partner in the Firm’s Private Funds Practice. Steven focuses on the formation and operation of private equity funds, including buyout funds, real estate opportunity and real estate debt funds, secondary funds, co-investment funds, “funds-of-one” and managed accounts.

Steven regularly represents some of the largest and most well-known private fund sponsors, including Blackstone, Centerbridge, Lexington Partners and EQT. In addition, Steven has recently represented various sponsors in connection with structured secondary transactions and other ongoing advisory matters.

Some keynote representations have included:

  • Blackstone in a number of fundraisings, including the establishment of Blackstone Capital Partners VII at $18 billion, Blackstone Real Estate Partners Asia II L.P. at $7.1 billion and Blackstone Capital Partners Asia at $2.3 billion and various co-investment vehicles and other separate accounts
  • Centerbridge in a number of fundraisings, including the establishment of Centerbridge Capital Partners III, L.P. at $6 billion and various co-investment vehicles
  • Lexington Partners in a number of fundraisings, including the establishment of the Lexington Capital Partners VIII program at over $10 billion, one of the largest secondary funds ever formed
  • Several private equity sponsors in connection with structured secondary transactions which took the form of asset sales, restructurings and tender offers
  • EQT in connection with the formation and raising of EQT’s flagship private equity fund, EQT VIII, which raised €10.75 billion

Steven received his J.D., magna cum laude, from Fordham University School of Law in 2009 and his B.S. from Yeshiva University, Sy Syms School of Business in 2003. He is admitted to practice in New York and New Jersey. Steven is also a Certified Public Accountant in New York.

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