Kirkland & Ellis LLP is pleased to announce that Ken W. Muller has joined the Firm’s San Francisco office as a partner in the Investment Funds Group.
“Ken is an outstanding investment funds lawyer who has represented some of the largest and most well-known fund sponsors in this space,” said Jeffrey C. Hammes, Chairman of Kirkland’s Global Management Executive Committee. “He is another talented addition to our sophisticated team of leading investment funds attorneys.”
Mr. Muller’s practice focuses on the formation, organization and operation of private equity real estate funds, private equity funds, club vehicles, REITs and other platforms; private equity, real asset and other alternative investment managers; as well as private equity and strategic finance, M&A, joint ventures, and other types of complex business transactions.
“Ken is a fantastic addition to our premier investment funds team, and we expect his experience in structuring funds for private equity real estate and private equity firms across the U.S., Europe and Asia will further deepen our market leading platform,” said John O’Neil, a Kirkland investment funds partner and member of the Firm’s Global Management Executive Committee.
“It is an honor to join the top-tier private equity fund formation team at Kirkland,” said Mr. Muller. “The Firm continues to attract some of the best and brightest legal minds in the business and I am genuinely looking forward to introducing clients to the benefits of Kirkland’s global private equity and fund formation platforms.”
Mr. Muller is recommended as a leading lawyer by Legal 500 U.S. and IFLR 1000, and has been named by Institutional Investor as a “Rising Star” in private equity. He is a member of the Pension Real Estate Association (PREA) and writes and lectures frequently on real estate, private equity, tax, securities, LLC and REIT issues.
He joins Kirkland from Morrison & Foerster LLP, where he served as co-chair of the private equity fund group. He earned degrees from the University of California, Hastings College of Law, and the University of California, Berkeley.
About Kirkland & Ellis
Kirkland & Ellis is a global law firm with 2,200 attorneys representing 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 13 offices around the world: San Francisco, Beijing, Boston, Chicago, Hong Kong, Houston, London, Los Angeles, Munich, New York, Palo Alto, Shanghai and Washington, D.C. The Firm is a global leader in providing sophisticated advice to investment fund sponsors, institutional investors and other market participants in the alternative investment fund space. With more than 300 dedicated investment funds attorneys, including nearly 100 partners, few firms approach the breadth, depth and scope of Kirkland’s experience in investment funds legal services.