Chad Nichols is a corporate partner in the Houston office of Kirkland & Ellis LLP. His practice focuses on private equity, financing transactions and debt restructurings. Chad has extensive experience representing private equity funds, hedge funds, financial institutions and public and private issuers in a wide variety of financing transactions in both the United States and abroad, with a concentration on acquisition financing, investment grade lending, cash-flow based lending, asset-based lending (including reserve-based lending for oil and gas transactions), mezzanine financing and subordinated debt financing. In addition, Chad is experienced in debtor-in-possession and exit financing and workouts and restructurings on behalf of both issuers and financial institutions. Chad also regularly counsels clients on working capital arrangements, debt compliance matters and corporate governance matters.



Admissions & Qualifications

  • Texas


  • Northwestern Pritzker School of LawJ.D.cum laude
  • Northwestern Pritzker School of LawLL.M., Taxationwith Honors
  • University of Southern CaliforniaM.Acc.with Honors
  • University of MissouriB.S.magna cum laude