Kirkland & Ellis LLP announced today that it is expanding with the opening of an office in Boston — the Firm’s eighth in the United States and thirteenth worldwide. Kirkland’s Boston office will be located at 200 Clarendon Street, in the heart of Back Bay.
“Kirkland has strong ties to the Boston community, and we have been fortunate to develop longstanding client relationships in the city. Our new office is a natural evolution for our Firm that will help us to provide even better service to Boston-based clients as we continue to grow, and we are very excited to be here,” said Jeffrey C. Hammes, Chairman of the Firm’s Global Management Executive Committee.
“Boston has long been one of the preeminent private equity centers in the country, with numerous top-tier sponsors. We have had a significant presence working with clients here for many years, but it’s time to take the next step. We are thrilled to become residents of the Back Bay and officially establish ourselves as part of Boston’s private equity community,” said Jon A. Ballis, a corporate partner and member of the Firm’s Global Management Executive Committee.
Kirkland partners Armand A. Della Monica, Neal J. Reenan and Ian N. Bushner will relocate to Boston to join in launching the office. All three lawyers represent private equity sponsors in leveraged buyouts, mergers and acquisitions, and other complex transactions. The Firm will continue building out the team in the coming months.
Kirkland has one of the most active and highly regarded international corporate practices, representing more than 400 private equity firms and many of the world’s largest public companies on complex multijurisdictional transactions in every major market around the globe. The Firm consistently ranks number one in global leveraged buyouts, including for 2016, during which the Firm advised on 128 buyouts totaling $35 billion, according to mergermarket.
About Kirkland & Ellis
Kirkland & Ellis is a 1,900-attorney law firm representing global clients in private equity, M&A and other complex corporate transactions, restructuring, litigation and dispute resolution/arbitration, and intellectual property matters. With the opening of the Boston office, the Firm will have 13 offices around the world: Boston, Beijing, Chicago, Hong Kong, Houston, London, Los Angeles, Munich, New York, Palo Alto, San Francisco, Shanghai and Washington, D.C.