Ian N. Bushner is a corporate partner in the Boston office of Kirkland & Ellis LLP. Ian focuses his practice on meeting the corporate and transactional needs of private equity sponsors and public and private companies in a variety of domestic and cross-border complex business transactions. These include public and private mergers and acquisitions, divestitures, leveraged buyouts, going-private transactions, carve-out transactions, spinoffs, initial public offerings and other capital markets transactions, distressed acquisitions, joint ventures and alliances, recapitalization and restructuring transactions, private financings, PIPE investments, and other investment transactions. In addition, Ian advises on corporate governance, executive compensation, and general corporate matters, including counseling private equity sponsors in the management of their portfolio companies with respect to follow-on acquisitions, liquidity events, and management equity.

Ian has experience with transactions in a number of industries, including automotive, biotechnology, chemicals, clean energy, defense & aerospace, government contracts, health care, investment management, life sciences, pharmaceuticals, real estate, and technology.

Ian also has an active pro bono practice with a particular focus on social entrepreneurship and complex business transactions involving non-profit organizations.


Memberships & Affiliations

American Bar Association


Admissions & Qualifications

  • 2010Illinois
  • 2018Massachusetts


  • University of Chicago Law SchoolJ.D.with Honors2009
    Corporate Lab, Project Leader
  • Washington University in St. LouisB.A.2006
    College Honors