Overview

Corey Fox is recognized for his work in private equity buyouts as a ‘super star’ whose ‘personal skills set him apart.’ - The Legal 500 U.S., 2018

Corey Fox is a partner in Kirkland's corporate transactional group. His practice is primarily focused on counseling private equity sponsors and their portfolio companies in structuring, negotiating and executing complex business transactions, including domestic and cross-border mergers and acquisitions, divestitures, leveraged buyouts, going-private transactions, purchases and sales through bankruptcy, carve-out transactions, corporate restructurings, recapitalizations, dividends and equity financings as well as general corporate matters.

Corey has led representative matters ranging in size from several million dollars to $4.5 billion in a variety of industries, including financial services, computer software and hardware, healthcare, manufacturing, education, retail, apparel, food, agriculture, restaurant, consumer services and automotive. Corey has handled such matters on behalf of, among other distinguished private equity clients, Sun Capital Partners, Thoma Bravo, New Water Capital, Audax, CHS Capital and Chicago Growth Partners, as well as many of their portfolio companies.

Corey was recognized in the 2018 edition of The Legal 500 U.S. for his work in private equity buyouts as a “‘super star’ whose ‘personal skills set him apart’” and was selected by Super Lawyers magazine as an Illinois Rising Star in each of 2012, 2013 and 2014.

Corey is a member of Kirkland’s Recruiting Committee and Associate Review Committee.

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Recognition

Selected by Super Lawyers magazine as an Illinois Rising Star in each of 2012, 2013, and 2014.

Credentials

Admissions & Qualifications

  • 2004Illinois

Education

  • Northwestern Pritzker School of LawJ.D.cum laude2004
  • University of MichiganB.A., American Culturewith Distinction1999