John Kefer is a corporate partner in Kirkland’s New York office and focuses his practice on debt financing transactions. John represents private equity groups, public and private companies, borrowers and issuers as well as commercial lending institutions. His practice involves all aspects of corporate transactional work, particularly the negotiation, structuring and documentation of complex acquisition and leveraged financings, cross-border transactions, working capital financings and refinancings, dividend recapitalizations and other types of financings.


Memberships & Affiliations

American Bar Association

New York Bar Association


Admissions & Qualifications

  • 2014New York
  • 2014Massachusetts
  • 2017Illinois


  • United States District Court for the Eastern District of New York
  • United States District Court for the Southern District of New York


  • St. John's University School of LawJ.D.cum laude2014

    Senior Staff Member, St. John’s Law Review

    Dean’s Awards: Constitutional Law, Family Law, Federal Personal Income Tax, Property, Trusts and Estates

  • Bucknell UniversityB.S., Business Administration2009