Anthony Sexton is a tax partner in Kirkland’s Chicago office.
The principal focus of Anthony’s practice is representing debtors, creditors, and potential investors in connection with all aspects of in- and out-of-court restructuring transactions, special situations and financings (including liability management transactions), the interpretation and application of tax sharing agreements, and other complex structuring issues.
Anthony is widely recognized as a leading practitioner on tax issues faced by distressed companies. He has obtained several novel private letter rulings from the Internal Revenue Service to optimize the tax outcomes for his restructuring clients, has been listed as a “Bankruptcy Tax Specialist in the Nation’s Major Law Firms” by Turnarounds & Workouts since 2018, has been listed as a leading lawyer and “noted for his tax work as it relates to bankruptcies and restructurings” since the 2022 edition of Chambers USA, and has been recognized by The Legal 500 United States.
Anthony frequently speaks at conferences, writes articles, and participates in the drafting of comment letters regarding the tax matters that are relevant to distressed companies, and is an editor for Colliers on Bankruptcy Taxation. Additionally, he is currently a member of the Committee on Government Submissions of the ABA Tax Section, with responsibility for submissions made by the Corporate; Affiliated and Related Corporations; and Tax Collection, Bankruptcy and Workouts Committees, and was previously Chair of the Affiliated and Related Corporations Committee of the ABA Tax Section (2021–2022). He is also a member of the planning committee for the University of Chicago Federal Tax Conference, teaches courses on the taxation of bankrupt companies and general business planning at the University of Chicago Law School, and is a member of the Board of Trustees of the Taxpayers' Federation of Illinois.
Prior to joining Kirkland, Anthony clerked for the Honorable Frank H. Easterbrook of the Seventh Circuit Court of Appeals.
Admissions & Qualifications
- University of Chicago Law SchoolJ.D.2011
Sole Recipient of Highest Honors in the Class of 2011
- University of Wisconsin-MilwaukeeB.F.A., Music Education