Ryan T. Rafferty, P.C.

Partner Debt Finance


Ryan Rafferty is a debt finance partner in the New York office of Kirkland & Ellis LLP. Ryan represents private equity sponsors, their portfolio companies and other private and public companies in connection with complex secured and unsecured debt financing transactions, including leveraged acquisition financings, senior and subordinated lending transactions, first and second lien, bridge, mezzanine and asset-based financings.

Ryan is recognized as a Rising Star by The Legal 500 United States (2020), where he is described as an “ultimate professional.”



Rising Star, The Legal 500 United States (2020)


Admissions & Qualifications

  • New York


  • George Washington University Law SchoolJ.D.cum laude2012
  • Merrimack CollegeB.S.2009