Kirkland & Ellis LLP

Private Wealth Law Department

Illinois
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Kirkland & Ellis runs "a nimble trusts and estates practice and they hit the nail on the head," says an expert source. Another commentator adds that "they are very good" and "a very tight-knit team." An attorney notes: "They are all very sophisticated."

Interviewees highlight the team's experience with private equity clients. One source notes that, in this area, the team is "good quality," and another explains: "They really specialise in planning, it has a great private equity practice. They specialise in estate planning for private equity guys and in that sense are very good."

Notable practitioners


Angelo Tiesi
advises high net worth clients on succession planning, wealth transfer and charitable matters. His clients include affluent individuals and families, business owners and fiduciaries. Sources describe him as "a good lawyer" who is "practical."


David Handler
is at "the top of the list for estate planning lawyers in our city," according to a market insider who continues: "He is high, high quality and very innovative." Another interviewee enthuses: "He's terrific and he is constantly promoting cutting-edge techniques." A market commentator adds: "He is the smartest guy in the world."A peer further reports: "He is creative, he is thoughtful, and he will spend the time to try and resolve an issue and find a good solution for any client."