Overview

Mike Carew is a tax partner in the Chicago office of Kirkland & Ellis LLP. He focuses his practice on the tax aspects of mergers, acquisitions, buyouts and private equity investing, with a special emphasis on cross-border and international transactions. He also advises clients on the tax aspects of securities issuances, recapitalizations, joint ventures, and debt and equity restructurings.

Mike has worked on numerous private equity and M&A transactions for clients including: Bain Capital, Sankaty Advisors, Summit Partners, GTCR, Apax Partners, and Blackstone.

Mike was listed as a leading lawyer for international tax in the 2016–2019 editions of The Legal 500 U.S. Mike was also recognized in 2015 as a “Rising Star” by Law360 for Tax Law.

Mike also serves as an adjunct professor of law at Northwestern Pritzker School of Law, where he teaches “Tax Aspects of Private Equity Transactions.”

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Credentials

Admissions & Qualifications

  • 2004Illinois

Education

  • Harvard Law SchoolJ.D.cum laude2004
  • University of RochesterB.S., Computer Science; B.A., Mathematicsmagna cum laude2000
    Phi Beta Kappa