Michael Considine is one of the founding partners of the Dallas office of Kirkland & Ellis LLP. Michael represents clients in connection with significant corporate events, focusing on cross-border M&A, carve-out divestitures, joint ventures and private equity investments. Michael helps clients create innovative commercial solutions to complex business and legal issues. His experience spans a variety of industries, including consumer products, energy, manufacturing, real estate, software and technology.

Michael has been recognized in various legal publications for his work, including the Dallas Business Journal, Texas Lawbook, D Magazine and The M&A Advisor. He is committed to the enrichment of the community and involved in numerous organizations in the city of Dallas. Prior to his legal career, Michael was an entrepreneur, co-founding an Internet consulting agency, and a manager of a national IT outsourcing company.



Recognized for Energy Transactions: Oil and Gas, The Legal 500 United States, 2019

“Super Lawyer,” Texas Super Lawyers, 2018 and 2019

“Best Lawyers in Dallas,” D Magazine, 2016 and 2018

“Rising Star,” Texas Super Lawyers, 2015 and 2016

“40 Under 40 Emerging Leaders” award, The M&A Advisor, 2015

“Rising Star,” New York Metro Super Lawyers, 2011, 2012 and 2013


Admissions & Qualifications

  • Texas
  • New York


  • Emory University School of LawJ.D.with High Honors2005

    Order of the Coif

    Marketing Editor, Emory Law Journal

  • American UniversityB.A., Communications, Legal Institutions, Economics, and Government1998