Paul Hoest is a corporate associate in the San Francisco office of Kirkland & Ellis LLP, where he advises private equity sponsors and public and private companies in a range of transactions and corporate governance matters, including mergers and acquisitions, divestitures, going private transactions and joint ventures.

Paul began his legal career in the New York office of Cravath, Swaine & Moore LLP, and prior to joining Kirkland in 2017, he worked as an M&A investment banker for Lazard.

Admissions & Qualifications

  • California
  • New York


  • University of Chicago Law SchoolJ.D.
  • The University of Chicago Booth School of BusinessM.B.A.
  • Grinnell CollegeB.A.