Press Release

Preeminent Tax Attorney Jared Rusman to Join Kirkland's New York Office

Kirkland & Ellis LLP is pleased to announce that Jared Rusman has joined the Firm as a tax partner in the New York office.

“Jared is a top-of-market tax lawyer with an outstanding reputation,” said Jeffrey C. Hammes, Chairman of Kirkland’s Global Management Executive Committee. “His deep transactional experience working with corporations and private equity sponsors as well as his restructuring tax expertise will be a huge asset to our clients and to our premier tax practice.”

Mr. Rusman is focused on all aspects of corporate and partnership tax matters, with a particular emphasis on the tax aspects of domestic and cross-border mergers, acquisitions, joint ventures, restructurings, divestitures, and spin-offs and split-offs for public and private companies.

Mr. Rusman was named a 2015 Tax MVP by Law360, and has been recognized as a leading tax lawyer in Texas by Chambers USA since 2005, where clients note his “outstanding tax intellect, and ability to digest and analyze complex issues,” adding, “[he] can provide practical advice in a manner that is understandable to…company management.” He is also recognized as a leading lawyer by The Best Lawyers in America, The Legal 500 U.S. and Super Lawyers.

“We are delighted to welcome Jared to our tax practice in New York,” said Dean Shulman, a tax partner in Kirkland’s New York office. “Jared is among the country’s preeminent tax attorneys, and his expertise on a wide range of U.S. and international tax matters will serve our clients well and complement our team perfectly.”

Mr. Rusman joins Kirkland from the Dallas office of Weil, Gotshal & Manges LLP, where he was a partner in the tax department. Prior to joining Weil in 2007, Mr. Rusman was a partner with Wachtell, Lipton, Rosen & Katz in New York. Mr. Rusman attended New York University School of Law and Georgetown University.

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 and tax, litigation and dispute resolution/arbitration, and intellectual property matters. The Firm has offices in New York, Beijing, Boston, Chicago, Hong Kong, Houston, London, Los Angeles, Munich, Palo Alto, San Francisco, Shanghai and Washington, D.C.