Justin Petzold is a partner in the private equity and mergers & acquisitions group of Kirkland & Ellis, focusing on complex business transactions and general corporate matters. He advises financial sponsors and companies in mergers, acquisitions, leveraged buyouts, growth equity investments, carve-outs, divestitures, joint ventures, recapitalizations and similar matters. Justin also regularly works with Kirkland teams on debt financing, capital markets and incentive equity and executive compensation matters for his clients. Justin has experience across a wide variety of sectors, including technology, financial services, healthcare, industrials and consumer products.



Admissions & Qualifications

  • 2009Illinois


  • University of Wisconsin Law SchoolJ.D.magna cum laude2009

    James J. and Dorothy T. Hanks Memorial Award for Excellence in the Study of Corporate Law

    Articles Editor, Wisconsin Law Review

  • University of Wisconsin-MadisonB.S.2006