Ms Kelann Stirling > Kirkland & Ellis LLP > New York, United States > Lawyer Profile

Kirkland & Ellis LLP
601 LEXINGTON AVENUE
NEW YORK, NY 10022
United States

Position

Kelann Stirling has represented sponsors, lenders and governmental entities in connection with financings of the following types of projects:

  • Oil and gas

  • LNG

  • Conventional and renewable power

  • Infrastructure

She has experience in all aspects of structuring international and domestic project financings and negotiating and drafting finance and project development documents.

In addition, Kelann has significant experience in acquisition financings in the energy sector and U.S. renewable energy tax equity financings.

Education

Cornell Law School, J.D., magna cum laude, 2004, Order of the Coif, Managing Editor, Cornell Law Review; Boston University, B.S., English & Sociology, 2001, Valedictorian, Sociology Major, Phi Beta Kappa, Alpha Kappa Delta.

Lawyer Rankings

United States > Finance > Project finance

Kirkland & Ellis LLP‘s investment into the project finance and infrastructure arena continues apace. Following the arrival of highly-rated practice head Rohit Chaudhry in 2018, the firm has recruited 13 partners, including Rustin Brown, and Nathan Santamaria, who joined the Washington DC office from Simpson Thacher & Bartlett LLP and Linklaters LLP respectively. The push has paid dividends, particularly following the huge expansion of private equity funds, where the firm traditionally has a strong following, into the projects space, both as sponsors and lenders. As such, the work is typically at the more innovative end of the spectrum, with new transaction models and structures coming in at every stage of the projects life-cycle. The work covers a gamut of industries, including oil and gas, renewables, and conventional power, with clients well served by lawyers in important centres beyond the capital, such as Houston and New York. Key partners include Washington DC’s  Roald Nashi and Brian Greene (who is noted for his strong expertise in Latin America), and New York’s Kelann Stirling who represents sponsors, lenders, and governmental entities.