David Perechocky is a corporate partner in the New York office of Kirkland & Ellis LLP. His practice primarily focuses on public and private company mergers and acquisitions, corporate and securities law matters and shareholder activism defense. He also counsels clients with respect to general corporate and governance matters and business combination transactions involving special purpose acquisition companies (SPACs). In addition, David has extensive experience working with public and private REITs and other real estate companies.

David is recognized as a “Notable Practitioner” for his work in Corporate/M&A and Private Equity by IFLR1000 in 2021, 2022 and 2023 and is recognized by The Legal 500 U.S. in 2021 for Real Estate Investment Trusts (REITs).


Thought Leadership


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

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


Kirkland Rising Leaders of Real Estate Event 2019 


Named a “Notable Practitioner” for Corporate/M&A and Private Equity by IFLR1000, 2021, 2022 and 2023

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