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Kirkland & Ellis

Banking & Finance

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What the team is known for

Stands out for its high-level expertise in advising private equity funds on debt and acquisition financings. Increasingly active in representing alternative investors. Go-to debt financing group acting for borrowers and lenders, while also offering experience of restructuring matters.

Strengths

"Kirkland & Ellis LLP is a top-tier team."

"Kirkland & Ellis LLP is the best of the best. The creativity is what differentiates the firm from the others in the top echelon of the legal world."

"The firm provides a top-notch service level and its lawyers are extremely responsive."

Work highlights

Kirkland & Ellis LLP advised Oaktree Capital Management’s Flagship Opportunities Fund on its investment in a suite of healthcare businesses held by WP Global Partners.

Notable practitioners

Los Angeles-based Austin Glassman is praised for his ability to assist on acquisition financings for investment firms.

Brian Ford is a respected figure in the California market, who is noted for his expertise in debt and acquisition financings.
"Brian is a phenomenal lawyer. His business judgment and ability to weigh legal and business considerations sets him apart. He is a great partner who gives thoughtful and strategic legal advice. He also knows the market well and provides great context and insights."

Christopher Kirkham is held in high regard for his corporate finance practice, which sees him handle all manner of borrower-side transactions. He typically acts on behalf of private equity clients, with a focus on acquisition financings.
"He is very strategic, practical and is a great partner."

David Nemecek 's practice spans the breadth of the finance market, advising on a range of transactions from acquisition financings to restructurings. He is also adept at handling leveraged buyouts.
"He is one of the best lawyers in the business. He is truly creative as they come, smarter than almost anyone I know and a true, loyal partner in every sense of the word." "He is the best liability management attorney in the business hands-down." "David Nemecek is a superstar leveraged finance lawyer."

Fred Lim 's client roster includes notable private equity sponsors, who he typically acts for in leveraged financings.
"Fred is great to work with and always thinking ahead of things we need to get the deal done." "Fred is a rockstar."

Nisha Kanchanapoomi is an up-and-coming individual recognized for her role on significant financing transactions.
"She knows how to negotiate with creditors well."

Sonali Shah Jindal regularly acts for noteworthy private equity clients in a host of corporate financings.
"Sonali is a great lawyer. She knows the market well and provides great advice." "She has a tremendous work ethic and demonstrates error-free attention to detail."

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Banking & Finance

Kirkland & Ellis

firm
Location

555 South Flower Street

Los Angeles

California

USA

CA 90071

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Ranked Lawyers

Chambers Research is conducted by 200 Research Analysts, across 200 jurisdictions and provides nearly 6,000 rankings tables. Annually we collect hundreds of thousands of responses from clients, the majority via in-depth interview. Learn more about our methodology.

California

Banking & Finance


Austin Glassman
Up and Coming
Christopher W Kirkham
Band 1
David M Nemecek
Band 1
Nisha Kanchanapoomi
Up and Coming

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