Dean Shulman is a tax partner in the New York office of Kirkland & Ellis LLP. He represents clients on a wide range of U.S. and international tax matters, including mergers, acquisitions, divestitures, tax-free spin-offs, leveraged buyouts, initial public offerings and the formation of funds. Dean has extensive experience advising on and structuring transactions, including partnership workouts and restructurings, and like-kind exchanges, as well as transactions involving the formation and operation of partnerships, limited liability companies, joint ventures, funds and real estate investment trusts. He also has represented regulated investment companies, publicly traded partnerships and investment partnerships and advises clients, including investment advisers, on the tax aspects of structuring financial instruments and other derivatives, as well as in various capital markets transactions.


Thought Leadership

Publications and Seminars

Dean has written several bar reports and other articles addressing current issues in corporate taxation. He lectures in continuing legal education programs and is a contributing author to the Practising Law Institute's Federal Income Taxation Seminar.


Dean repeatedly has been selected for inclusion in Chambers USA: America’s Leading Lawyers for Business and in The Legal 500 U.S.


Admissions & Qualifications

  • New York


  • New York University School of LawLL.M., Taxation1993
  • New York University School of LawJ.D.cum laude1991
  • Muhlenberg CollegeA.B.summa cum laude1988