Press Release

Kirkland Welcomes Tax Partner Stanley Ramsay

Kirkland & Ellis LLP is pleased to announce that Stanley Ramsay has joined the Firm as a partner in the Tax Practice Group based in the New York office.

“Stan is an outstanding lawyer with extensive experience advising clients on the formation and structuring of private funds as well as a range of transactional tax issues,” said Jon A. Ballis, Chairman of Kirkland’s Executive Committee. “It is a pleasure to welcome Stan to our first-class tax practice.”

Mr. Ramsay’s practice is focused on representing private equity sponsors, institutional asset managers and investors on the formation and operation of private equity funds and investment vehicles, partnerships, joint ventures and limited liability companies. Mr. Ramsay has significant experience in the structuring and documentation of private equity and merger and acquisition transactions, and has advised clients on the formation and structuring of a wide range of private equity funds.  

“Stan is a market-leading tax lawyer with a long history of guiding clients on tax matters across the spectrum of private equity and sponsor-initiated transactions,” said Dean Shulman, a partner in Kirkland’s Tax Practice Group in New York. “Stan is a perfect fit for our tax group and we are delighted to welcome him to the team.”

Mr. Ramsay has been recognized as a “Bankruptcy Tax Specialist” by Turnarounds & Workouts and has been recommended for U.S. Taxes: Non-Contentious by Legal 500. He is a frequent speaker on tax topics and is the chair of the Private Equity Subcommittee of the Partnerships Committee of the Tax Section of the American Bar Association.

Mr. Ramsay was previously a partner in the tax department at Weil, Gotshal & Manges LLP. He received his master of laws degree from New York University and his J.D. from Ohio State University.