NEW YORK, May 30, 2006 – LAWFUEL – Press Release Service – Kramer Le…

NEW YORK, May 30, 2006 – LAWFUEL – Press Release Service – Kramer Levin Naftalis & Frankel LLP today announced that Philip R. Weingold has joined the firm as a partner in the Tax Department. Mr. Weingold’s practice includes the representation of corporations, partnerships, limited liability companies, joint ventures and individuals with respect to federal, state, local and international tax matters. His wide range of experience includes the taxation of mergers, acquisitions, dispositions and joint venture arrangements and private equity, hedge and insurance dedicated funds (including the structuring of portfolio investments, fund formations and tax planning for tax-exempt and foreign investors). Weingold’s work has also involved general corporate and partnership taxation (including real estate and bankruptcy restructurings), public and private offerings, asset-backed transactions and executive compensation planning.

“Mr. Weingold is an important addition to our Tax Department,” said Paul Pearlman, the firm’s managing partner. “His extensive experience with sophisticated corporate transactions and complex tax matters will enhance the services we already provide to our institutional, hedge fund and private equity clients.”

Mr. Weingold served as attorney advisor to the Honorable Theodore Tannenwald, Jr. of the United States Tax Court and, most recently, was a partner with McDermott Will & Emery LLP in New York. He received a B.S. magna cum laude from The Wharton School, University of Pennsylvania in 1982 and a J.D. from Columbia University School of Law in 1985, where he served as business editor of the Journal of Law and Social Problems and was a Harlan Fiske Stone Scholar.

Kramer Levin Naftalis & Frankel LLP, an Am Law 100 full-service firm with approximately 325 attorneys, has offices in New York and Paris, and an alliance with London-based Berwin Leighton Paisner LLP. The firm represents clients worldwide, from the Global 1000 to entrepreneurial start-up concerns and individuals. Additional information about the firm is available on the firm’s website: www.kramerlevin.com.