Steve Yoo is a partner in Kirkland’s Investment Funds Group, where he focuses on the structuring, formation and operation of private investment funds. Steve counsels fund sponsors on all facets of their business, including regulatory compliance, internal economic and governance matters, minority sale transactions, restructurings and employee hires and departures, as well as on fund-related aspects of M&A transactions, such as tax structuring, co-investment arrangements and alternative investment structures. Steve also represents clients in GP-led secondary transactions, having advised on numerous multibillion-dollar fund restructurings and recapitalizations for single- and multi-asset deals.


Thought Leadership

Speaking Engagements

Moderator, “Fundraising,” AAAIM Elevate, October 2023



Recognized by the Los Angeles Business Journal as one of Los Angeles' Minority Leaders of Influence, 2023


Admissions & Qualifications

  • 2009California
  • 2010New York


  • New York University School of LawLL.M., Taxation2009
  • University of California, Los Angeles, School of LawJ.D.2008
  • University of California, BerkeleyB.A., English2004