Fred Lim is a corporate partner in the Bay Area office of Kirkland & Ellis LLP. Fred focuses on representing private equity sponsors and capital sources in complex financing transactions, representing private equity groups in structuring and negotiating financing transactions in connection with leveraged buyouts, take-private acquisitions, recapitalizations, cross-border transactions and restructurings. He is also experienced with representing lenders in private debt financings, asset based and other secured lending and specialized collateral transactions.


Thought Leadership


Author, “Grey Tuesday Leads to Blue Monday: Digital Sampling of Sound Recordings After the Grey Album,” University of Illinois Journal of Law, Technology & Policy, 369, Fall 2004


Fred was a 2021 & 2023 recommended lawyer for Commercial Lending by The Legal 500 United States. He has also been selected for inclusion in Chambers USA: America’s Leading Lawyers for Business.

Memberships & Affiliations

American Bar Association

Asian American Bar Association of the Greater Bay Area


Admissions & Qualifications

  • 2008California


  • United States District Court for the Eastern District of Michigan


  • English
  • Hokkien


  • University of Illinois College of LawJ.D.cum laude2005
    Journal of Law, Technology and Policy, Production Editor
  • Michigan Technological UniversityB.S., Environmental Engineering2002
  • Michigan Technological UniversityA.S., Applied Science & Chemical Engineering Technologycum laude2002