Jonathan Kidwell is a partner in the Firm’s Environmental Transactional Practice Group. Jonathan counsels clients regarding managing environmental compliance and liability issues, primarily in the context of corporate mergers, acquisitions, and divestitures, financing transactions, real estate investments and bankruptcies. Jonathan’s work has included hundreds of successfully closed deals in a wide range of commercial transactions. Jonathan routinely identifies and assesses environmental risks and liabilities, coordinates due diligence, manages environmental consultants and technical experts, drafts and negotiates contracts and lease agreements, coordinates lender issues, negotiates environmental insurance coverage, coordinates environmental regulatory approvals and pursues resolution of regulatory compliance and environmental liability issues. The Practice maintains a worldwide network of environmental consulting and insurance and legal professionals to provide clients with all necessary resources during or following their transactions.

Jonathan was recognized in The Legal 500 U.S. for Environment: Transactional in 2017 and 2018, including for his work in the natural gas sector.



Recognized in The Legal 500 U.S. for Environment: Transactional, 2017–2018

Kirkland’s environmental group recognized as “Environmental Law Group of the Year” multiple times by Law360.


Admissions & Qualifications

  • Not admitted to practice in Texas
  • 2009, District of Columbia
  • 2009, Massachusetts


  • English
  • German


  • Notre Dame Law SchoolJ.D.cum laude2008
  • Yale UniversityB.A.2002