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Howard Spilko, Partner, Kramer Levin Naftalis & Frankel LLP to Speak at Knowledge Congress Event

New York, NY, March 10, 2013 --( The Knowledge Group/The Knowledge Congress Live Webcast Series, the leading producer of regulatory focused webcasts, has announced today that Howard Spilko, Partner, Kramer Levin Naftalis & Frankel LLP, will speak at a 2-hour webcast entitled “Transactional Insurance: Best Tool to Close the Deal LIVE Webcast.” This event is scheduled for April 18, 2013 @ 12:00 PM to 2:00 PM (ET).

About Howard Spilko

Howard T. Spilko is a member of the firm’s Executive Committee. He has a diverse transactional-based practice with significant experience in domestic and cross-border mergers and acquisitions, joint ventures and alliances, and general corporate matters.

Mr. Spilko works with a broad range of clients from well-known large multinational companies to private equity firms, hedge funds and entrepreneurial ventures across many different industries.

He was recognized in Chambers USA (2007 through 2012) reports as a highly regarded leader in the corporate/M&A field, and was similarly distinguished in Legal 500 in 2008 through 2012. In these publications, Mr. Spilko has been described as a “renowned dealmaker,” a “hard-working,” “accomplished,” “excellent attorney,” a “great draftsman and a great problem-solver” and a “responsive” “attorney who produces fair-priced, impeccable legal work,” as well as an “excellent deal maker” and “someone who can bring both sides together in a difficult transactional environment.”

About Kramer Levin Naftalis & Frankel LLP

Kramer Levin Naftalis & Frankel LLP is a premier, full-service law firm with offices in New York, Silicon Valley and Paris. Firm lawyers are leading practitioners in their respective fields, who understand their clients’ businesses, demonstrate a strong focus on client service and offer innovative and practical solutions. The firm represents Global 1000 and emerging growth companies, institutions and individuals, across a broad range of industries. The Corporate Department of Kramer Levin handles virtually every type of complex corporate and securities transaction from public offerings and private placements to mergers, acquisitions, dispositions and joint ventures, while also providing the full range of general corporate law services from contract preparation to strategic counseling. It has extensive experience in corporate and financial transactions involving the insurance and reinsurance industries, including mergers, acquisitions and dispositions and related regulatory action; joint ventures; credit facilities; premium financing facilities; venture capital and strategic investments; work outs and distressed debt transactions; money management matters; and general corporate representation.

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Event Synopsis:

Today's buyers and sellers are more cautious when negotiating M&A deals as complex and difficult problems can unexpectedly surface. Insurance has become an increasingly favorite tool among top dealmakers to help provide cover if the deal goes sour.

Transactional Insurance such as representations and warranties insurance, contingent liability insurance, and tax indemnity insurance are of high demand in today's M&A transactions. Buyers and sellers find these insurance as an effective tool in resolving deal issues, particularly matters on protecting post-closing erosion of value.

About The Knowledge Group, LLC/The Knowledge Congress Live Webcast Series

The Knowledge Congress is a series of live webcasts produced by The Knowledge Group, LLC, which examine trends, regulatory, and technology changes across a variety of industries. Its mission is to produce unbiased, objective, and educational live webcasts that examine industry trends and regulatory changes from a variety of different perspectives. The goal is to deliver a unique multilevel analysis of an important issue affecting business in a highly focused format.

The organization brings together the world's leading authorities and industry participants through informative two-hour webcasts to study the impact of changes and emerging trends. Hear from leading government officials/regulators, key thought leaders, and industry experts objectively analyze the latest trends and issues and their impact on industries. For further details, please visit the organization’s website:
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