Jonathan Schechter is a partner in the Real Estate group of Kirkland & Ellis LLP. He advises both U.S. and non-U.S. clients with respect to a wide range of domestic and international real estate-related transactions. Jonathan has extensive experience representing private equity investors in connection with the formation of joint ventures and acquisitions, dispositions, mergers, financings and development of real estate and real estate-related assets.
Chambers USA, America’s Leading Lawyers for Business has recognized Jonathan as a leading lawyer for Real Estate: Corporate in its 2012-2018 editions, with clients praising him for his “brilliant legal mind,” and noting that he is “very capable, smart, resourceful and hard-working.” The Legal 500 U.S. has listed Jonathan as a leading lawyer every year since 2007 and has described him as a lawyer who “thinks outside the box.” In addition, he is also distinguished as one of The Best Lawyers in America for 2013–2019 in the Real Estate Law category and in 2012 was named “Real Estate MVP” in Law360’s “MVPs of the Year.”
Admissions & Qualifications
- 1999New York
- The George Washington University Law SchoolJ.D.with High Honors1998
Order of the Coif
- The City University of New York, Brooklyn CollegeB.A.summa cum laude1995Phi Beta Kappa