Anne Kim is a tax partner in the Los Angeles office of Kirkland & Ellis LLP. Anne’s practice focuses on advising public and private companies in both taxable and tax-free mergers and acquisitions, divestitures, cross-border transactions, recapitalizations and formation of joint ventures. She has significant experience representing private equity firms and asset managers in all aspects of transactions, including secondaries transactions, liquidity solutions for private fund sponsors and asset management M&A. She also advises clients on the tax aspects of capital markets transactions and debt restructurings.

Anne has been recognized by Chambers USA for a decade and has been ranked Band 1 of Chambers USA (2024) as a leading lawyer in Tax for Southern California. In the 2023 edition of Chambers USA, clients commented that Anne “has a rare ability to explain things in ways that the client can understand,” and “she brings an incredible amount of knowledge to the table.” She has also been recognized by The Legal 500 United States for U.S. Tax: Non-Contentious. The International Tax Review ranked Anne as “Highly Regarded” in the areas of General Corporate Tax and Transactional Tax since 2022 and her representations have led the group to two “Los Angeles Tax Firm of the Year” awards in 2022 and 2023. In 2020, the Los Angeles Business Journal named Anne to its list of the “Top Minority Attorneys in Los Angeles.”



Chambers USA: Southern California: Tax, 2019–2024

Chambers USA: California: Tax, 2014–2018

International Tax Review, Americas Tax Awards: Los Angeles Tax Firm of the Year, 2022–2023

International Tax Review, World Tax Guide: Highly Regarded – Transactional Tax: California, 2022–2023

The Legal 500 United States: U.S. Taxes: Contentious, 2020 

The Legal 500 United States: U.S. Taxes: Non-Contentious, 2017–2018 & 2023–2024

The Legal 500 United States: Tax: Domestic Tax: West Coast, 2014

The Los Angeles Business Journal: Top Minority Attorney in Los Angeles, 2020


Admissions & Qualifications

  • California
  • New York


  • Columbia Law SchoolJ.D.2003
    Harlan Fiske Stone Scholar
  • Yale CollegeB.A.magna cum laude1997