Kirkland & Ellis LLP

Sanford E Perl

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Practice Areas

Sanford (Sandy) Perl serves as a lead advisor and counsel in complex business transactions including LBOs, mergers and acquisitions, equity investments, PIPEs, IPOs, management compensation arrangements and restructurings. Fund clients include Beecken Petty O'Keefe, Clearlight Partners, Flexpoint Partners, Glencoe Capital, GTCR, Insignia Capital, Lake Capital Partners, Lake Pacific Partners, Madison Dearborn Partners, Maranon Capital, Mountaingate Capital, New Harbor Capital, Periscope Equity, Shorehill Capital, Stephens Group, Victory Park Capital, and their portfolio companies. Mr. Perl also represents entrepreneurs, management teams and public and private companies. Mr. Perl also chairs Kirkland’s Audit Committee.

Professional Memberships

American Israel Public Affairs Committee (Director), Jewish Federation of Metropolitan Chicago (Director), Civic Federation of Chicago (Trustee).


University of Illinois, (B.S., Accountancy, High Honors, 1987); University of Michigan Law School, (J.D., magna cum laude, Order of the Coif, 1990). Certified Public Accountant (Elijah Watt Sells Award, 1987).