Nicholas Schwartz, P.C.

Partner Debt Finance


Nicholas Schwartz is a corporate partner in the New York office of Kirkland & Ellis LLP. His practice focuses primarily on debt financing. Nick has experience in a wide range of financings across sizes and industries, representing both corporate and private equity borrowers in acquisition and non-acquisition contexts. He also has significant experience in the financing and strategic elements of in-court and out-of-court restructurings, including complex liability management and other capital structure transactions.

Nick has been recognized as a “Next Generation Lawyer” in The Legal 500 U.S. — Commercial Lending, in each of 2017 and 2018.


Thought Leadership


Panelist, 6th Edition Leveraged Lending GFMI Conference, April 2019: "Enhancing Conversations Across Players within the Leveraged Lending and Finance Landscape"

Panelist, Reorg Research Panel Discussion, June 2017: "Creative Financing Trends"


Recognized as a "Notable Practitioner" in IFLR1000, 2019–2021

Recognized as a “Next Generation Lawyer” in The Legal 500 U.S. — Commercial Lending, 2017–2018

Memberships & Affiliations

American Bar Association

New York State Bar Association

The Association of the Bar of the City of New York


Admissions & Qualifications

  • 2009New York


  • Harvard Law SchoolJ.D.magna cum laude2008
    Board of Student Advisors
  • Dartmouth CollegeB.A., Governmentsumma cum laude2005

    Phi Beta Kappa

    Rufus Choate Scholar