Jon-Micheal A. Wheat is a partner in the Chicago office of Kirkland & Ellis LLP. His practice focuses on complex business transactions, including structuring and negotiating strategic and leveraged acquisitions and divestitures, mergers and acquisitions, venture capital and growth equity investments, equity and debt financings, recapitalizations and restructurings, executive compensation and incentive equity matters, and general corporate counseling and compliance. Jon-Micheal has represented public companies, private companies and private equity and venture capital firms in transactions ranging in size from several million dollars to more than $1 billion. His practice covers a variety of industries, including regulated industries such as healthcare and education.
Selected by Super Lawyers magazine as an Illinois Rising Star (2010)
Skadden, Arps, Slate, Meagher & Flom LLP, Associate (2004-2007)