Jonathan Benloulou is a corporate partner in Kirkland’s Dallas and Los Angeles offices. Jon regularly advises private equity firms and private and public companies on merger & acquisition transactions, including leveraged buyouts, joint ventures, minority investments, restructurings and other strategic transactions. In addition, Jon has extensive experience in asset manager M&A transactions and GP-led secondary transactions.

He was recognized in the annual list of the “Top 20 Under 40” lawyers in California by the Los Angeles Daily Journal in 2015.



IFLR1000, “Highly Regarded” in California for Mergers & Acquisitions, 2020–2023

Los Angeles Business Journal, “Leaders of Influence: Private Equity Investors & Advisors,” 2020

M&A Advisor Emerging Leader Award, 2016

Daily Journal “Top 20 Under 40” Lawyers in California, 2015

The Legal 500 United States: Next Generation, 2017–2023

The Legal 500 United States: M&A Corporate & Commercial: Private Equity Buyouts, 2016–2023

The Legal 500 United States: Mergers, Acquisitions and Buyouts: M&A: Large Deals ($1bn+), 2014 and 2019

The Legal 500 United States: Technology: Transactions, 2016–2018

Southern California Super Lawyers Rising Stars, 2013–2016


Admissions & Qualifications

  • 2021Texas
  • 2011California
  • 2006New York


  • Harvard Law SchoolJ.D.cum laude2005
  • Columbia CollegeB.A.summa cum laude2002