Justin Stahl is a corporate associate in the Palo Alto office of Kirkland & Ellis LLP. Justin’s practice focuses on complex business transactions for private equity firms, including leveraged buyouts of private and public companies, take-private acquisitions, minority, growth equity and venture capital investments, sale transactions, equity restructurings, and debt financings. Justin also represents PE portfolio companies in all aspects of their business.

Justin has handled matters on behalf of Francisco Partners, Luminate Capital Partners, Vista Equity Partners, Sequoia Capital, GI Partners, Softbank, ABRY Partners, HGGC, Thoma Bravo, Gryphon Investors, HighBar Partners, Accel-KKR, Vitruvian Partners, FTV Capital, Tower Arch Capital, and Crest Investment Company.

Justin has experience handling transactions ranging from several million dollars to multiple billions of dollars.

Justin earned his J.D. at Stanford Law School, and graduated #1 in his undergraduate class at Johns Hopkins University.



Kirkland & Ellis Pro Bono Service Award, 2017–2018


Admissions & Qualifications

  • 2017California


  • Stanford Law SchoolJ.D.2017
  • Johns Hopkins UniversityB.A.2011

    Phi Beta Kappa

    Graduated First in Class