W.F. Cody Sonntag is a partner in the Real Estate Practice Group in the Los Angeles office of Kirkland & Ellis LLP. Cody’s practice includes the representation of institutional real estate investors, developers and joint ventures in the acquisition, disposition, financing and development of commercial, office, industrial, hotel, residential and mixed-use properties across the United States.



Named one of five “Rising Stars” in Real Estate, Law360, 2020

Princeton University School of Applied Sciences & Engineering, Departmental Book Award for a Superior Thesis: “Inclusionary Development: Affordable Housing Provision and Integration in New Jersey’s ‘Wealth Belt’”

Memberships & Affiliations

California Bar

Urban Land Institute - Full Member, Member of the Recreational Development Council


Admissions & Qualifications

  • 2012California


  • University of California, Los Angeles, School of LawJ.D.2012

    Order of the Coif

    Managing Editor, UCLA Law Review

  • Princeton UniversityB.S.E., Civil and Environmental Engineeringcum laude2007