Susan V. Kai is a partner in the Real Estate Practice Group in the Chicago office of Kirkland & Ellis LLP. Susan's practice focuses on acquisitions, dispositions, financings and development of multi-state commercial real estate projects (including office, retail, hotel, multi-family residential, golf course and mixed use properties) for institutional and entrepreneurial investors, owners and developers. She also has substantial experience preparing and negotiating retail lease agreements on behalf of both landlord and tenant clients.



Rising Star, Georgetown Advanced Commercial Leasing Institute, 2014

Memberships & Affiliations

Associates Board Member, Ladder Up, 2013–2014


Admissions & Qualifications

  • 2012Illinois


  • Northwestern Pritzker School of LawJ.D.2012
    Executive Editor, Northwestern Journal of International Law and Business
  • Emory UniversityB.B.A.Honors with Highest Distinction2008