Ted Zook focuses his practice primarily on complex business transactions, including mergers and acquisitions, leveraged buyouts and venture capital and growth equity investments. He represents private equity sponsors and their portfolio companies in virtually all aspects of their businesses. Ted joined Kirkland & Ellis in 1988 and has been a partner since 1994.



Included in The Best Lawyers in America and Illinois Super Lawyers Lists

Speaker at various seminars and conferences

Passed CPA Exam

Memberships & Affiliations

Member, American Bar Association

Member, Illinois Bar


Admissions & Qualifications

  • 1988Illinois


  • University of Virginia School of LawJ.D.1988

    Order of the Coif

    Virginia Law Review

  • Illinois Wesleyan UniversityB.A., Accountingmagna cum laude1985