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Scott Jones Joins Kirkland & Ellis to Launch Boston Office’s Tax Practice Group

Kirkland & Ellis LLP is pleased to announce that Scott Jones has joined the Firm as a partner in the Boston office. Mr. Jones is Kirkland’s first tax lawyer in Boston, the Firm’s newest office which opened in May 2017.

“Scott has extensive experience advising private equity and investment funds clients on complex tax issues,” said Jeffrey C. Hammes, Chairman of Kirkland’s Global Management Executive Committee. “He is a key addition to our growing Boston office, boosting our ability to fully support our private equity and investment funds client base from Boston and complementing our existing top-tier national tax practice.”

Mr. Jones focuses his practice on tax planning and counseling for private equity fund managers. He advises on fund raising, complex structuring, operational issues, internal organization matters and international tax issues associated with non-U.S. investment activities. He also advises on tax issues related to U.S. tax-exempt and non-U.S. investors in growth equity funds, buyout funds, credit funds and other investment partnerships.

“Scott’s knowledge of the complex tax landscape related to investment funds is first class, and I’m delighted he has joined our growing team in Boston to strengthen our pre-eminent national and international tax practice,” said Jon A. Ballis, a corporate partner and member of the Firm’s Global Management Executive Committee. “Scott’s arrival further rounds-out our premier, Boston-based offering to private equity and investment funds clients.”

Mr. Jones joins Kirkland from Proskauer Rose LLP. He holds a J.D. from Harvard Law School and an A.B. from Brown University. He is noted in Chambers USA (2011-2017) and Super Lawyers (2017) as a leading Massachusetts tax lawyer, and in The Best Lawyers in America (2013-2018) as a leading lawyer in the private investment funds and tax law fields.

“I’m excited about joining Kirkland, a firm with a strong reputation for handling complex, cutting-edge transactions and with a growing and dynamic team in Boston,” said Mr. Jones. “I look forward to establishing the tax practice in Boston and working with colleagues across Kirkland’s global platform on solving complex challenges for our clients.”

Mr. Jones’s appointment follows several recent senior hires within Kirkland’s Boston office, which includes about 40 lawyers focused on transactional areas of practice: M&A/private equity, debt finance, investment funds and now tax. Earlier this year, Kirkland welcomed Christian Atwood, formerly co-chair of the private equity group and a member of the executive committee at Choate Hall & Stewart LLP, to the office.

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Kirkland & Ellis is a global law firm with more than 2,000 attorneys representing clients in tax, private equity/M&A and other complex corporate transactions, restructuring, litigation and dispute resolution/arbitration, and intellectual property matters. The Firm has 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.

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