Samuel Zaretsky is a real estate associate in the New York office of Kirkland & Ellis LLP.


Thought Leadership

Speaking Engagements

Panelist, 2018–2021 Private Equity Real Estate hosted by various law schools, including Fordham University School of Law, Columbia Law School and The George Washington University Law School.

Presenter, Loan Acquisitions and Related Topics, December 2020.

Panelist, 2020 Real Estate Roundtable hosted by the Real Estate Society of Brooklyn Law School, October 2020.

Memberships & Affiliations

Associates Committee Member, Kirkland & Ellis LLP

Associate Board Vice Chair, Reading Partners New York

Remote Career Advisor, Brooklyn Law School


Admissions & Qualifications

  • 2018New York


  • Brooklyn Law SchoolJ.D.magna cum laude2017

    Dean’s List, 2015–2017

    Gwen J. Greenberg Prize

    Professor Roberta S. Karmel Prize

    Carswell Scholar

    CALI Excellence for the Future Award (Taxation of Real Estate Transactions, Securities Regulation, Legal Writing)

    Symposium Editor, Brooklyn Law Review

  • University of MarylandB.A., English Language and Literature2014

    Dean’s List, 2011–2014