Press Release

Karen Lee Joins Kirkland as a Tax Partner in Palo Alto

Kirkland & Ellis LLP is pleased to announce that Karen Lee has joined the Firm’s Palo Alto office as a partner in the Tax Practice Group.

“Karen is an outstanding tax attorney with impressive experience advising on sophisticated and complex transactions,” said Jeffrey C. Hammes, Chairman of Kirkland’s Global Management Executive Committee. “Her experience will bolster the Firm’s ability to provide creative tax solutions and comprehensive transactional guidance to clients in the Bay Area and across the Firm.”

Ms. Lee counsels a wide variety of clients regarding the tax aspects of mergers, acquisitions and dispositions, joint ventures, private equity transactions, bankruptcy and financial restructurings, private and public securities offerings, and real estate and REIT transactions.

“Karen’s experience on a range of transactions will be a great asset to our team,” said Dean Shulman, a tax partner at Kirkland. “We are excited to add her to our preeminent tax team, which plays a fundamental role in our ability to navigate clients’ increasingly complex business needs.”

Ms. Lee holds a J.D., with honors, from the University of Chicago Law School and a bachelor’s degree, magna cum laude, Phi Beta Kappa, from the University of Washington. She was previously counsel in the Palo Alto office of Skadden, Arps, Slate, Meagher & Flom LLP.

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, litigation and dispute resolution/arbitration, restructuring and tax, and intellectual property matters. The Firm has 13 offices around the world: Palo Alto, Beijing, Boston, Chicago, Hong Kong, Houston, London, Los Angeles, Munich, New York, San Francisco, Shanghai and Washington, D.C.