Greg Klein Named to List of Top Dealmakers in U.S.
Investment Dealers' Digest in its November 2008 cover story named Greg Klein, an Irell & Manella transactions partner, as one of the top 40 deal makers in the United States under the age of 40. The list includes lawyers and investment professionals who are identified as "the best and brightest . . . who are making their mark relatively early in their careers." He is one of eight attorneys on the list and the only attorney from the west coast.
Mr. Klein, a UCLA law school graduate specializing in private equity transactions, has a varied practice and spent much of the past year structuring renewable energy investments. He counseled Renewable Resources Group on a $48 million wind energy joint venture with CIM Group. He also serves as legal advisor to US Renewables Group, a Santa Monica, Calif.-based private equity firm that invests in clean energy.
Mr. Klein serves on the board of charter school operator Bright Star Schools.
This is the second honor Mr. Klein has received in the past year. Earlier, the Los Angeles & San Francisco Daily Journal selected Klein as one of the top 20 attorneys in California under the age of 40.