Scott Berger is a partner in the Real Estate Practice Group of Kirkland & Ellis LLP. He focuses on the private equity aspects of domestic and international real estate and real estate related transactions. Scott regularly advises sponsors, owners, developers and equity investors on joint ventures, investment funds, club arrangements, M&A and capital markets transactions, dispositions, acquisitions, financings and development. Scott frequently represents clients in matters involving non-U.S. parties.

Scott has been recognized in Chambers USA from 2011–2021 and has been praised as “a superb all-around lawyer” as well as for his “excellent client skills and enormous energy” and as “a dedicated, skilled practitioner who is very detail oriented” and “thinks outside the box and contemplates everything.” In 2016, he was among a group of five attorneys nationwide recognized as Law360’s MVPs in the real estate field. The Legal 500 U.S. has frequently selected him as a leading lawyer for Real Estate since 2007, and their sources have described him as a “first-rate” attorney who delivers “spot-on advice.” Scott has also been named one of The Best Lawyers in America by U.S. News and World Report from 2013–2019 and was recommended for Real Estate by PLC Which Lawyer? from 2009–2012.


Memberships & Affiliations

New York State Bar Association

American Bar Association


Admissions & Qualifications

  • 1986New York
  • 1985Connecticut


  • Maurice A. Deane School of Law at Hofstra UniversityJ.D.with Distinction and Honors1985
    Editor, Law Review
  • University of ConnecticutB.S., Accounting1982
    Honors Scholar Program