Incredible work ethic... very responsive, commercial, efficient and a very good thought partner.” - Chambers USA, 2023

Justin Solomon is a partner in the Investment Funds Group in the Los Angeles and Bay Area offices of Kirkland & Ellis LLP.

With over 15 years of experience, Justin is a trusted advisor to many of the world’s leading private equity firms. Justin has led fund formations ranging in size from under $100 million to over $15 billion. In addition to his work with established firms, Justin frequently represents emerging managers in spin-out negotiations, management company start-ups and first time fund formations.

Justin also advises clients on a variety of internal economic and governance matters, including employee departures, succession negotiations, long-range planning and strategic transactions, such as seed deals and minority stake sales.

Recognized by Chambers USA - Nationwide Private Equity: Fund Formation in 2023, Justin is described as “highly adept at providing counsel on the formation of funds to high profile private equity firms.” Recently, the Los Angeles Business Journal named Justin to their “Leaders of Influence: Private Equity, Investors & Advisors,” 2023.

Representative Clients

  • American Discovery Capital
  • Angeles Equity Partners
  • Ares Management
  • Arrowroot Capital
  • Aurora Capital Partners
  • Baird Capital
  • Breakwater Management
  • BroadLight Capital
  • Butterfly
  • Center Rock Capital Partners
  • ECP
  • Francisco Partners
  • Frazier Healthcare Partners
  • Gallant Capital
  • Galvanize Climate Solutions
  • HGGC
  • HighBar Partners
  • Insignia Capital Group
  • K1 Investment Management
  • Knox Lane
  • LightBay Capital
  • Lone View Capital
  • New Catalyst Strategic Partners
  • Seaside Equity Partners
  • Solamere Capital
  • SBJ Capital
  • Sunstone Partners
  • Truelink Capital
  • Turn/River Capital
  • Vance Street Capital
  • Windjammer Capital Investors


Thought Leadership


Speaker, Debtwire — Middle Market Junction Podcast, June 2016

Speaker, Stanford Law School, May 2016

Speaker, Kirkland & Ellis Registered Adviser Seminar & CCO Summit, November 2015


Chambers USA: Nationwide Private Equity: Fund Formation, 2023

Los Angeles Business Journal, “Leaders of Influence: Private Equity, Investors & Advisors,” 2023

Los Angeles Business Journal, “Thriving in their 40s,” 2021 

Who's Who Legal: Private Funds, 2021


Admissions & Qualifications

  • 2006, Illinois (inactive)
  • 2014, California


  • University of Michigan Law SchoolJ.D.2006
    Book Award (Civil Procedure)
  • James Madison UniversityB.B.A., Economics & Financemagna cum laude, with Distinction in Economics2003

    Honors Scholar

    2003 Outstanding Senior in Economics

    Beta Gamma Sigma