Mr Mike Beinus > Kirkland & Ellis LLP > New York, United States > Lawyer Profile

Kirkland & Ellis LLP
NEW YORK, NY 10022
United States


Michael Beinus represents clients in a wide range of tax matters, including complex partnership transactions, real estate investment trusts (REITs), debt and equity offerings, restructurings, investment fund formations, and mergers and acquisitions.

Michael has represented various prominent public and private REITs, real estate and private equity funds, and sovereign wealth funds. His representations have been profiled in numerous publications, and he has been listed among the “Bankruptcy Tax Specialists in the Nation’s Major Law Firms” by Turnarounds & Workouts and in The Legal 500 U.S. Michael was also included in the 2016–2019 editions of the U.S. News and World Report, Best Lawyers® in the field of Tax Law.


Prior to joining Kirkland, Michael was a partner at Skadden, Arps, Slate, Meagher & Flom LLP.


University of California, Hastings College of Law, J.D. 1999; University of California at Berkley, B.A., 1996.

Lawyer Rankings

United States > Real estate > Real estate investment trusts (REITs)

Highlighted for its ‘unparalleled experience’, Kirkland & Ellis LLP brings together a multidisciplinary team with demonstrable strength in capital markets transactions and real-estate related tax matters. The department also advises on corporate governance, particularly on takeovers and disclosure issues to directors, and is able to leverage its global footprint to handle cross-border matter with its office in London. New York’s Michael Brueck and Sarkis Jebejian are key contacts alongside Bruce Gelman in Chicago who focuses on structuring REITS, and is singled out by clients for his ‘unique blend of tax, structuring, and corporate law knowledge.Mike Beinus in New York is also recommended for debt and equity offerings.