Chris Hartmann is a partner in the Real Estate Practice Group in the New York office of Kirkland & Ellis LLP. Chris has extensive experience representing clients in all aspects of complex commercial real estate transactions, including joint ventures, acquisitions, financings and sales.

Chris was named a “Rising Star” by Law360 and was recognized as a “Next Generation Lawyer” for real estate by Legal 500 U.S.



Recognized in The Legal 500 U.S. for Real Estate

Recognized in Law360’s Rising Stars

Certified Public Accountant (Iowa only) — Active from 2005 through 2008

Publication — Gholl v. eMachines'. Creating Predictability and Consistency in Appraisal Actions, Journal of Corporation Law, Volume 32, No. 1, Fall 2006

Memberships & Affiliations

Illinois State Bar Association


Admissions & Qualifications

  • 2007Illinois
  • 2017New York


  • University of Iowa College of LawJ.D.with Distinction2006
  • University of IowaM.Acc.2004
  • University of IowaB.B.Acc.with Highest Distinction2003