Steven Cantor

Partner Tax


Steven Cantor is a tax partner in the Washington, D.C., office of Kirkland & Ellis LLP. His practice focuses on domestic and cross-border mergers, acquisitions, and leveraged buyouts, in- and out-of-court debt workouts, restructuring matters, minority investments in private equity sponsors, and financing matters. Steven also represents private equity and real estate fund managers in connection with the formation and operation of their funds.


Thought Leadership


Author, "The Tax Man Cometh, and He's Blind – Taxation of Distressed Cryptocurrency Exchanges and Their Customers," The University of Southern California 75th Institute on Federal Taxation


Admissions & Qualifications

  • 2023District of Columbia
  • 2017Illinois


  • United States Court of Appeals for the Fourth Circuit


  • Northwestern Pritzker School of LawJ.D.magna cum laude2016

    Order of the Coif

    Senior Research Honors

    Associate Editor, Northwestern University Law Review

  • Washington University in St. LouisB.A., Math & Economics; History Minor2009

    College Honors