Peter Connolly is tremendously innovative and creative across all aspects of fund formation… - The Legal 500 U.S.

Peter M. Connolly is a partner of Kirkland & Ellis LLP, where he is a founding member of the Los Angeles office's Investment Funds Practice Group. Peter advises on structuring and capital raising for private funds, with a particular focus on real estate funds. He has represented global sponsors, as well as newly organized firms, in the formation of their funds and the optimization of their management structures. Peter regularly counsels his clients on internal economic and governance matters, co-investment arrangements, firm- and fund-level strategic transactions, regulatory matters, and all aspects fund raising and operations. Peter also has experience representing large institutional investors making commitments to private equity and real estate funds.



Ranked in The Legal 500, 2021


Admissions & Qualifications

  • 2013California


  • Loyola Law School, Los AngelesJ.D.summa cum laude2013

    William T. Aggeler Award

    Sayre Macneil Scholar

    Fritz B. Burns Scholar

  • University of California, Santa BarbaraB.A.with Honors2009