Timothy Nolan is a corporate partner in the Investment Funds Practice Group in the Chicago office of Kirkland & Ellis LLP. Tim’s practice focuses on the formation, organization, operation and regulatory compliance of sponsors of domestic and offshore hedge funds, private equity funds, funds-of-funds, real estate funds and other investment vehicles. He also advises sponsors in connection with complex business transactions in the private funds secondary market, including portfolio sales, structured secondaries, fund recapitalizations and other liquidity solutions.

Tim advises clients on a variety of regulatory and compliance matters (including registering advisers with the SEC, developing compliance programs and codes of ethics for investment advisers, assisting with ongoing compliance obligations and preparing regulatory filings). In addition, he works closely with clients undergoing regulatory examinations and responding to inquiries from regulatory and self-regulatory organizations, including those from the SEC and FINRA.

Tim also has significant experience in large business transactions involving asset manager, broker-dealers and other regulated entities, including mergers, acquisitions, leveraged buyouts, private equity, recapitalizations and divestitures.


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Admissions & Qualifications

  • 2017Illinois
  • 2019District of Columbia


  • Northwestern Pritzker School of LawJ.D.cum laude2017
    Kirkland & Ellis Scholar, Torts, Summer 2015
  • Houghton CollegeB.S., Business Management2015