Garrett Lorentz is a corporate partner in the Chicago office of Kirkland & Ellis LLP, where he concentrates on complex business transactions for private equity sponsors and their portfolio companies, as well as public and private companies, with a focus on structuring, negotiating and managing leveraged buyouts, strategic mergers and acquisitions, joint ventures, divestitures, recapitalizations, executive compensation and incentive equity arrangements and capital investments, ranging in size from a few million to over a billion dollars. Additionally, Garrett acts as outside counsel to many privately held companies (including the portfolio companies of his private equity clients).

Garrett’s experience spans a range of industries, including software, technology, financial services, healthcare, manufacturing, and business and in-home services. Garrett has handled matters for numerous clients, including Accel-KKR, Alpine Investors, Audax, Francisco Partners, GTCR, H.I.G. Capital, Keystone Capital, Olympus Partners, Thoma Bravo, as well as many of their portfolio companies.



Admissions & Qualifications

  • 2014, Illinois
  • 2013, Florida (inactive)


  • University of Miami School of LawJ.D.cum laude

    Dean's List

    Dean’s Certificate, Legal Research

    Fellow, Professional Responsibility & Ethics Program

    Founding Editor, LegalEthicsinMotion.com

    Quarterfinalist, University of Miami School of Law Negotiation Competition

  • University of MiamiB.S., Finance

    Florida Bright Futures Medallion Scholarship