Mr Toby Chun > Kirkland & Ellis LLP > Washington DC, United States > Lawyer Profile

Kirkland & Ellis LLP
1301 Pennsylvania Avenue, N.W.
Washington, D.C., 20004
United States
Toby Chun photo


A partner in Kirkland’s Environmental Transactional Practice Group, Toby has successfully managed the environmental aspects of hundreds of corporate and real estate transactions spanning a diverse range of businesses, industries and properties in the U.S. and internationally. His practice focuses on conducting environmental due diligence for target companies and properties, managing environmental consultants to identify and quantify known and potential liabilities, counseling clients on environmental liability and risk allocation issues, negotiating environmental provisions of transaction documents, assisting in procurement of environmental insurance and other risk-mitigating solutions, and managing post-closing resolution of identified environmental issues.

Lawyer Rankings

United States > Industry focus > Environment: transactional

Kirkland & Ellis LLP is valued by clients for its deep bench and combination of technical and commercial skills. It is routinely involved in environmental due diligence, pre-deal counselling, environmental risk allocation and mitigation, analysis of the environmental regulatory landscape, negotiation of environmental insurance policies, and enforcement and defence of indemnity claims. The outfit has a strong presence advising clients in the energy sector, where recent highlights have included acting on behalf of Rowan Companies in its $12bn combination with Ensue, and advising Energy Future Holdings on its agreement with Sempra Energy for the acquisition via merger of 100% percent of the client’s equity by a subsidiary of Sempra. The ‘outstandingBrian Land co-leads the environmental transactional practice group from Washington DC, where he is also the East Coast practice leader. Other ‘A-players’ in the team include practice co-lead Paul Tanaka, who divides his time between San Francisco and Houston, and Washington DC-based Alexandra Farmer and associate Jennie Morawetz. Also in the Washington DC, Jonathan Kidwell is ‘among the most commercial environmental attorneys in the market’. Other key practitioners include Stefanie Gitler in San Francisco, and Sara Michaelchuck Webber, Jeanne Cohn-Connor and Toby Chun in Washington DC.