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Corporate Photos of Kirk A. Radke for Kirkland & Ellis

 Shoot with Kirk A. Radke Copyright 2012 Michael Benabib Called "ahead of the pack when it comes to private equity," by 2010 Chambers USA, America's Leading Lawyers for Business, Kirk Radke is recognized internationally as one of today's top private equity and corporate attorneys.

Shoot with Kirk A. Radke for Kirkland & Ellis Copyright 2012 Michael Benabib Photography

Called “ahead of the pack when it comes to private equity,” by 2010 Chambers USA, America’s Leading Lawyers for Business, Kirk Radke is recognized internationally as one of today’s top private equity and corporate attorneys.

During his 26 year career, he has handled every type of complex business transaction for global private equity and corporate clients. Clients describe him as “a terrific lawyer with an exhaustive practice” and a “terrific all-around deal lawyer” who “knows the intricacies of the industry at the highest possible level.”

According to the 2011 Chambers Global, The World’s Leading Lawyers for Businessdirectory, Mr. Radke “handles a broad range of matters and has gained international recognition for his cross-border work.” The directory called him a “‘a key figure in the market,” while noting that “clients hail his practice as “ahead of the pack.” In the 2011 edition of Chambers USA, America’s Leading Lawyers for Business, Mr. Radke is applauded as an “expert in both buyouts and fund-raisings.” Previous editions ofChambers lauded his “meticulous approach” and noted that “if you need to declare war on someone, he’s your man.” Mr. Radke has been honored by:


    • World Finance magazine: 2011 “Best Individual Lawyer in the USA,” 2010 “Best Lawyer USA” and 2009 “Best Private Equity Lawyer, USA”


    • Chambers USA, America’s Leading Lawyers for Business (every edition since 2003): nationally ranked as a Tier 1 attorney in “Private Equity: Buyouts.” Mr. Radke is the only attorney in Chambers USA to rank in Tier 1 for “Private Equity: Buyouts” and also rank in “Investment Funds: Private Equity: Fund Formation.”


  • Chambers Global, The World’s Leading Lawyers for Business (every edition since 2001): Mr. Radke has been recognized among the top private equity lawyers globally for “Private Equity Buyouts” and, similar to Chambers USA, Mr. Radke also ranks globally for his work in “Fund Formation.”

Corporate Photography of David F. Swensen Copyright 2012 Michael Benabib

Corporate Photography of David Swensen Of Yale University for Forbes Magazine

Copyright 2012 Executive Photos NYC / Michael Benabib

David F. Swensen has been the Chief Investment Officer at Yale Universitysince 1985. He is responsible for managing and investing the University’s endowment assetsand investment funds, which total $19.4 billion.[1] Realizing an average annual return of 11.8 percent on his investments over the ten years to 2009,[2] Swensen’s consistent track record has attracted the notice of Wall Street portfolio managers. Currently, he lives in New Haven, Connecticut with his children Tory, Alex, and Tim.

He is chiefly notable for having invented what has become known as “The Yale Model” which is an application of Modern Portfolio Theory.

Book cover for Simon & Schuster

S.E. Cupp Right Wing Pundit

S.E. Cupp Right Wing Pundit

I am a hired gun.  I work for the R.N.C., crooked investment banks and now for Simon and Schuster to shoot a cover of the new book titled “Losing Our Religion: The Liberal Media’s Attack on Christianity”. I have to be honest and say that although S.E. Cupp is attractive and sassy, the premise of her new book is completely off the mark. Her central premise is summed up in the title. I take the position that religion is truly the third rail of politics and just as frightening for major media. I consider myself to be a secularist in a increasingly  religiously fanatic and intolerant nation. There is no war on Christmas. The right has made the political calculation that proclaiming such will polarize the religious majority in the light of us versus them politics. Unfortunately this type of divisiveness works. You can read more here…


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A very timely headline for this cover, “The Rise of the E-Patient”

Stephen Dubner, nerd rock star.

Stephen J. Dubner is an award-winning author and journalist who lives in New York City. He is the co-author, with Steven D. Levitt, ofFreakonomics: A Rogue Economist Explores the Hidden Side of Everything. He is also the author of Turbulent Souls: A Catholic Son’s Return to His Jewish Family(1998), Confessions of a Hero-Worshiper(2003), and a children’s book, The Boy With Two Belly Buttons (2007).

Freakonomics, published in April 2005, instantly became an international best-seller, with more than 1.5 million copies sold in the U.S. alone. It won the inaugural Quill Award for best business book; was short-listed for the inaugural Financial Times/Goldman Sachs Business Book Award; received a Visionary Award from the National Council on Economic Education; is a BookSense Book of the Year; and was named a Notable Book of 2005 by the New York Times.Turbulent Souls was also named a Notable Book, and was a finalist for the Koret National Jewish Book Award. Turbulent Souls is being reissued in late 2006 under a new title, Choosing My Religion.

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More Book Cover Photography

I got hired by the senior designer at Knopf Delacorte Dell Books to shoot a book cover for GLOVES OFF by Susan McBride. Fun concept of a debutante taking off her gloves. I received an education in formalwear at the famous retailer Klienfeld Manhattan. We went to Klienfelds, which carries the largest selection of couture wedding dresses, designer exclusives, eveningwear. I found THE glove shop just 2 blocks from the studio, The guy who runs the place I see all the time walking his dog. For some reason he and my dog Luke are mortal enemies.

GLOVES OFF book cover