Elazar is a partner in Kirkland's New York corporate group. His practice focuses on representing private equity funds, private companies and public companies in a wide variety of highly structured and complex business transactions, including mergers and acquisitions, leveraged buyouts, private equity investments, restructurings (in and out of bankruptcy), recapitalizations and financings. Elazar also advises private equity funds and venture capital funds in growth capital investments, venture capital financings and in the management of their portfolio companies, including debt and equity financings, follow-on acquisitions and liquidity events. Elazar has structured, negotiated and completed transactions in a wide variety of industries, including business services, financial services, logistics/transportation services, oil and gas services, apparel, manufacturing, technology, consumer products, real estate, retail, food and beverage, industrials, manufacturing, and health care. A significant portion of Elazar's practice involves the representation of private equity firms and their portfolio companies. He has recently handled matters on behalf of Altaris Capital Partners, Brookfield Asset Management, Computershare Limited, J.H. Whitney Capital Partners, Kinderhook Industries, Metalmark Capital, Sawmill Capital, Sentinel Capital Partners, Starwood Capital Group and Teva Pharmaceuticals.



Admissions & Qualifications

  • 2003New York


  • New York University School of LawJ.D.2002
  • Brooklyn CollegeB.A.1998