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Kirkland & Ellis Promote Eight Tax Attorneys to Partner Status

Oct. 4, 2022, 8:53 PM

Eight tax attorneys in eight different cities were among 193 attorneys promoted to partner by Kirkland & Ellis LLP, the law firm announced this week.

  • Andrew Chan, in the firm’s San Francisco Bay Area office, focuses on the tax aspects of complex business transactions and investment fund structuring. He also advises private equity and venture capital fund sponsors and investors on tax considerations, according to the firm.
  • Nicholas Warther, based in Chicago, advises on a wide variety of complex transactions, focusing on the tax aspects of mergers and acquisitions, buyouts, in- and out-of-court restructurings, special situations and financing matters, and investment fund formations.
  • Rebecca Fine, based in Dallas, focuses on the tax aspects of complex business transactions, including mergers and acquisitions, divestitures, joint ventures, and reorganizations, the law firm said.
  • Ryan Phelps, in the Houston office, focuses on the tax aspects of structuring, forming, and investing in US and international private equity, real estate, and continuation funds, as well as planning and advising over other secondaries transactions and liquidity solutions for private fund sponsors. He also advises clients on the tax aspects of complex domestic and cross-border transactions, the firm said.
  • Emma Faulker-Hill in London advises on a wide range of UK and international tax matters relevant to investment funds, particularly credit and private equity funds, including fund level, carried interest and co-investment structuring, investment structuring, and secondaries, the law firm said.
  • Jake Jung focuses on tax aspects of complex international and domestic business transactions in the New York City office, according to the firm.
  • Paul Hendrickson, in the Salt Lake City office, focuses on the tax aspects of complex business transactions and fund formation and structuring, the firm said.
  • Steven Cantor’s Washington D.C.-based practice focuses on domestic and cross-border mergers, acquisitions, and leveraged buyouts, in- and out-of-court debt workouts, restructuring matters, minority investments in private equity sponsors, and financing matters, Kirkland said.

The promotions went into effect Oct. 1, the firm said Monday.

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