David Perechocky is a partner in the Real Estate Practice Group in the New York office of Kirkland & Ellis LLP and a member of Kirkland’s REITs and Real Estate M&A practice. David primarily focuses on public and private company mergers and acquisitions, strategic portfolio transactions, joint ventures and other corporate and securities law matters, particularly for REITs, real estate private equity sponsors and other real estate companies and real estate-related businesses. He also has experience advising real estate fund sponsors on GP-led transactions, including continuation funds, recapitalizations and secondaries.

David is recognized as a “Notable Practitioner” for his work in Corporate/M&A, Private Equity and Real Estate by IFLR1000 in 2021–2024 and is recognized by The Legal 500 U.S. in 2021 for Real Estate Investment Trusts (REITs). David was also recognized in 2023 by Law360 as a “Rising Star” in its list of Top Attorneys Under 40.


Thought Leadership


“Retail Real Estate Vehicles: Recent Developments,” co-authored for PREA Quarterly, Spring 2024 

“Expert Q&A: SPACs and Real Estate,” Thomson Reuters Practical Law 

“REIT Activism Trends to Expect in the Wake of COVID-19,” Law360


Presenter, “Unlocking the Retail Market: Introduction to Retail Real Estate Vehicles,” Kirkland & Ellis Webinar Series, December 5, 2023

Kirkland Rising Leaders of Real Estate Event 2019 


Named to Law360's list of Top Attorneys Under 40, 2023

Named a “Notable Practitioner” for Corporate/M&A, Private Equity and Real Estate by IFLR1000, 2021–2024

Recognized in The Legal 500 U.S. for Real Estate Investment Trusts (REITs), 2021

Memberships & Affiliations

National Association of Real Estate Investment Trusts (Member)

Urban Land Institute (Member)


Admissions & Qualifications

  • New York
  • Massachusetts


  • New York University School of LawJ.D.2012

    Staff Editor, Journal of International Law and Politics

  • Wesleyan UniversityB.A.2005