Sara Zablotney is a tax partner in the New York office of Kirkland & Ellis LLP. She has a broad based practice, and handles all manner of complex transactions, focusing on the tax aspects of mergers, acquisitions, divestitures, joint ventures and spin-offs, both domestic and cross-border. She also advises clients on the tax aspects of securities issuances, bankruptcy and restructuring, and investment fund formation. Sara was recognized by Chambers USA for Tax [NY] from 2017–2020, as a Law360 MVP for Tax in 2017, as a “Rising Star” by Law360 for Tax Law in 2014, and is recommended by The Legal 500 U.S. 


Thought Leadership


"Debt Instruments Subject to Timing Contingencies: A Discussion and Proposal," Bloomberg BNA Tax Management Memorandum, August 2013

"Taxing Thoughts on Outsourcing," Managing Offshore, September 2005

Memberships & Affiliations

New York State Bar Association, Tax Section: Member at Large of the Executive Committee

Member, Tax Forum


Admissions & Qualifications

  • 2003New York


  • New York University School of LawJ.D.cum laude2002

    Leonard J. Schreier Memorial Prize in Ethics

    Norma Z. Paige Award 

    Articles Editor, Annual Survey of American Law

  • Duke UniversityB.A., Economics & Historymagna cum laude1999