Brandon Short is a partner in the tax department of Kirkland & Ellis LLP. Brandon's practice focuses on the tax and structuring aspects of forming, investment in and investment by private investment funds. He represents clients in connection with fund formation, mergers and acquisitions, secondary purchases and sales, strategic transactions, fund recapitalizations, minority investments and other complex business transactions.

Brandon maintains a robust pro bono practice, and represents individuals who fear return to their home countries at various stages of the asylum process. He also advises charitable organizations with respect to obtaining and maintaining tax-exempt status.


Thought Leadership


Co-Author, "Federal Court Says Portion of Purchase Price for Wind Farms May Be Allocable to Intangibles, Reversing Court of Claims," Pratt's Energy Law Report, February 2019

Memberships & Affiliations

New York State Bar Association, Tax Section

Boston Bar Association

Massachusetts LGBTQ Bar Association


Admissions & Qualifications

  • 2017Massachusetts
  • 2018New York


  • English
  • Spanish


  • Columbia Law SchoolJ.D.2017

    James Kent Scholar

    Columbia Journal of European Law, Staff Editor

    Columbia Law School Mediation Clinic, Teaching Fellow

  • Boston CollegeB.A., Linguistics & Philosophymagna cum laude2014

    Order of the Cross and Crown