Andrew Small is a partner in the Real Estate Group in the Chicago office of Kirkland & Ellis LLP. Andrew has extensive experience in commercial real estate advising real estate investors, funds, finance companies, sponsors and operating companies on private equity capital raising, finance (including preferred equity and mezzanine), investment and development of commercial real estate. He also advises on the formation of joint ventures to own, operate, develop and finance global real estate. He regularly represents lenders with participations, modifications, originations and workouts of commercial real estate financings. The 2011 edition of Chambers USA, America’s Leading Lawyers for Business notes that clients describe him as “an unusually talented guy, who combines tremendous technical skills with sound business judgment.” In the 2017 edition of Chambers USA, clients praised him for his “absolutely terrific” technical skills.



Recognized in Chambers USA, America's Leading Lawyers for Business (2004–2019)

Recognized in The Best Lawyers in America© (2006–2019)

Recognized as an "Illinois Super Lawyer" by Super Lawyers magazine (2006–2014)

Recognized in The Legal 500 U.S. for Real Estate (2013–2015, 2017, 2019)

Memberships & Affiliations

American Bar Association

Chicago Bar Association

International Council of Shopping Centers


Admissions & Qualifications

  • 1989Illinois


  • University of Chicago Law SchoolJ.D.1989
  • University of MichiganB.B.A.1986