Kevin Evanich is a senior member of Kirkland's Corporate Group, concentrating in mergers and acquisitions, leveraged buyouts and private equity fund formations. He is responsible for structuring, supervising and closing numerous leveraged buyouts and a variety of buyout, venture capital and mezzanine funds. He represents gatekeepers and other major investors in fund investments. He has served as lead counsel in the representation of numerous portfolio companies of private equity funds.
In June 2006, Kevin was recognized by legal publisher Chambers & Partners with an award for excellence in private equity. He is the first to be honored in this category at Chambers & Partners' U.S.-based awards event. In every year since 2002, he has been listed as a leading practitioner in Chambers' USA and Global guides to the "Leading Lawyers for Business." He has been endorsed by clients as a "current leading light in the private equity world" who is "at the top of his game." Kevin was also named a leading practitioner in numerous other legal publications.
In 2008, Kevin received the Stanley C. Golder Medal from the Illinois Venture Capital Association in recognition of his long term contributions to the field of private equity law. In 2011 and 2012, he was listed as an "Illinois Super Lawyer" by Super Lawyers magazine. In 2012, he was recognized by the Legal 500 U.S. for Private Equity Buyouts.
Kevin is Chairman of the board of directors of Communities In Schools of Chicago, a non-profit organization that connects Chicago public school students with health care, arts enrichment programs, violence prevention education and many other essential programs and services. Kevin helps develop strategy, raise funds and assess programs which support more than 60,000 Chicago public schools students each year.