Richards Layton Names New Firm Officers
July 1, 2013
WILMINGTON, Delaware (July 1, 2013) – The board of directors of Richards, Layton & Finger has elected Robert Krapf as president and Gregory Varallo as executive vice president of the firm. Mr. Krapf and Mr. Varallo assume their new roles on July 1 and will each serve a three-year term. In addition, Cynthia Kaiser has been appointed to serve as the firm’s senior vice president.
“Our firm has thrived under the vision and hard work of a long line of exceptional leaders,” said Mr. Krapf. “I’m honored to be given the opportunity to lead the firm’s continued commitment to excellence and client service.”
Robert Krapf, head of Richards Layton’s Real Estate Group, focuses his practice on a variety of transactional matters in the areas of real estate, commercial and land use law. His clients include many of the regional and national developers, landlords, banks and other lenders, conservation organizations, institutions, businesses and industries operating in Delaware. Vice chair of the American Bar Association’s Real Property Trust & Estate Law Section, Mr. Krapf has held many local and national leadership positions in the bar, as well as in numerous business, charitable and cultural organizations. He is a frequent speaker and author on topics of real estate, land use and business law. Mr. Krapf has earned high rankings in many legal directories, including The Best Lawyers in America, Super Lawyers and Chambers USA.
Gregory Varallo focuses his practice on significant corporate and business litigation, corporate governance and corporate transactions. He has litigated numerous complex business disputes in the Delaware courts and in state and federal courts throughout the United States, and has served as lead counsel in several high-profile matters. Vice chair of the firm’s Corporate Department, Mr. Varallo’s work also includes mergers and acquisitions, special committee matters, arbitration and mediation. He has been recognized for excellence in Chambers USA, The Best Lawyers in America, Benchmark Litigation and numerous other legal directories.
Cynthia Kaiser, head of Richards Layton’s Commercial Transactions Group, handles a wide variety of transactional matters, including finance, asset sale and purchase, mergers and acquisitions, supply and distribution agreements, trust preferred securities, structured finance and secured transactions. Chair of the Delaware State Bar Association’s Uniform Commercial Code Committee, Ms. Kaiser has participated in drafting amendments to the Delaware Uniform Commercial Code and worked on the subcommittee that reviewed Delaware’s version of Revised Article 9. She is past chair of the DSBA’s Commercial Law Section and has been named for several years in The Best Lawyers in America.