Leif Buschmann is a corporate associate in the Chicago office of Kirkland & Ellis LLP. His practice focuses on negotiating and structuring complex business transactions, including mergers and acquisitions, leveraged buyouts, private equity investments, strategic investments, executive compensation and incentive equity arrangements and other general corporate matters. Leif has handled such matters on behalf of, among others, Audax, Bain Capital Private Equity, GTCR, Thoma Bravo, Accel-KKR and Summit Partners, as well as many of their portfolio companies.


Memberships & Affiliations

Inner City Education Mentor


Admissions & Qualifications

  • 2017Illinois


  • Northwestern Pritzker School of LawJ.D.2017

    Associate Editor, Journal of Law and Social Policy

    Kirkland & Ellis Scholar

    Vice President, Health Law Society

  • University of British ColumbiaB.A., Philosophy2013