He has superb business judgment and can assess complex situations to formulate a clear path to successful outcomes. - Chambers USA
Kevin M. Ehrhart is a Real Estate partner at Kirkland & Ellis LLP.
Kevin represents real estate investors, capital providers, owners, developers and others in all aspects of real estate related transactions. He focuses on capital investment directed to real estate and real estate operating companies, financings within all segments of the capital stack, joint ventures, property and operating company acquisitions. His practice has an emphasis on the acquisition and disposition of commercial office, hospitality, multi-family and other assets located throughout the U.S., as well as all types of related debt and equity financings.
Kevin’s clients include private equity funds and investment advisors, publicly traded REITs, privately-held real estate companies and international investors. He regularly advises foreign and domestic clients with respect to the formation and capitalization of joint ventures in all matters of commercial real estate. He also represents clients in connection with recapitalization of operating companies and assets, raising new capital and the formation of related investment funds.
Kevin has been recognized by The Legal 500 U.S. for his REIT work, and by Chambers USA each year since 2006. In the 2021 edition of Chambers USA, a client commented that "Kevin is phenomenal – he has a great combination of deep knowledge and transactional expertise and combines creativity with sharp legal skills." In previous editions of Chambers USA, clients said “[h]e is extremely easy to work with, very detailed and commercial in his approach. He has superb business judgment and can assess complex situations to formulate a clear path to successful outcomes.” “[H]e’ll add value for his clients.” Kevin was recognized by The Daily Journal as one of California’s “Top 30 Real Estate Attorneys” and was honored by the Los Angeles Bar Association’s Real Estate Section as its “Young Lawyer of the Year” in 2006. In 2010, Kevin was recognized as one of the country’s “Top 40 Real Estate Professionals” by Real Estate Forum.
Kevin was recognized in Chambers USA, America's Leading Lawyers for Business from 2015–2021 for Real Estate.
Sources praise Kevin for his “great strategic advice,” noting that “he is diligent, efficient and good at pulling the deal together.” – Chambers USA, 2017
Widely regarded as “a fabulous real estate attorney” with “great breadth and depth of experience” and “a creative problem solver.” – Chambers USA, 2016
Admissions & Qualifications
- University of Southern California, Gould School of LawJ.D.1997
- Georgetown University Walsh School of Foreign ServiceB.S.F.S.1994