Mike Sartor is a corporate partner in the Boston office of Kirkland & Ellis LLP. Mike focuses on representing private equity sponsors as well as public and private companies in connection with mergers and acquisitions. Mike also has substantial experience representing private equity firms in their fund formation activities and strategic transactions and representing public and private companies in general corporate law matters. Representative clients include 3i Group plc, Cerberus Capital Management, Gemspring Capital, Monomoy Capital Partners, Nautic Partners, Parthenon Capital and TPG Growth.



In 2016, Michael was named as an Emerging Leader by The M&A Advisor in its 7th annual “Top 40 Under 40” list. While in law school, he was lead articles editor of the Washington and Lee Law Review. Mike has also been recognized as a “Notable Adviser” in The Legal 500 and as a “Notable Practitioner” in the IFLR1000.


Admissions & Qualifications

  • Massachusetts


  • Washington and Lee University School of LawJ.D.magna cum laude2005
    Lead Articles Editor, Washington and Lee Law Review
  • Colgate UniversityA.B., Economics1999