Transactional practice in the private equity group covering a wide range of transactions including primarily leveraged buyout transactions, recapitalizations, mergers, venture capital/growth equity investments, and bank and mezzanine financings (as both borrower's and lender's counsel). Extensive previous experience as general and limited partner counsel in the formation of private equity funds and mezzanine debt funds.
Named "Up and coming" in Private Equity: Buyouts by the Chambers USA Guide to America's Leading Lawyers for Business. Said to combine "'great judgment with a pragmatic approach.' Clients value his business acumen and look to him for commercial guidance." Also mentioned in IFLR1000's Guide to the World's Leading Financial Law Firms as receiving "considerable praise from peers" in Private equity – Transactions and nominated to the Guide to the World's Leading Private Equity Lawyers 3rd Edition and the Guide to the World's Leading Private Equity Lawyers 4th Edition. Selected as a "CUP Catalyst" by the Council of Urban Professionals (CUP) in 2012, a distinction that recognizes leaders in the legal services industry who have made noteworthy contributions to their community.
Bain Capital, Warburg Pincus, Catterton Partners, Apax Partners, ICV Capital Partners, Vista Equity Partners, TriPointe Capital and numerous portfolio companies of various sizes and industries. Directly responsible for bringing significant matters from each of the foregoing clients to the Firm.
Memberships & Affiliations
Kirkland & Ellis
Co-Chair, Firmwide Diversity Committee, Member of Diversity Integration Task Force
New York Operations Committee
Firmwide Compensation Committee
Chair, Associate Review Committee (NY)
Firmwide Non-Share Partner Review Committee
Recruiting Committee (NY)
Council of Urban Professionals (CUP) – Board Member, 2009-2012
First Presbyterian Church Nursery School – Board Member, 2007-2011
Greenwich Village Little League – Junior Minors Manager, 2008 and 2009 seasons
Speaker, "2012 Trends in Middle Market Private Equity-Sponsored M&A," Practical Law Company, October 10, 2012.