Mr Peter Martelli > Kirkland & Ellis LLP > New York, United States > Lawyer Profile

Kirkland & Ellis LLP
NEW YORK, NY 10022
United States
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Peter is one of the leading members of Kirkland’s corporate practice and a member of the Firm’s Global Management Committee. Focusing on mergers and acquisitions, Peter regularly represents private equity firms and public companies in their most complex transactions. Peter’s experience spans the entire range of M&A activity, including many significant leveraged buyouts, minority investments, strategic mergers, joint ventures and cross-border transactions. He also counsels public company clients on governance, securities and other corporate matters.


New York University School of Law, J.D., 2000; Cornell University, B.S., 1997.

Lawyer Rankings

United States > M&A/corporate and commercial > Private equity buyouts

Kirkland & Ellis LLP‘s ‘world class team‘ has consolidated its position at the top of the field, continuing long-term relationships with top funds and private equity houses including Blackstone, Bain, KKR, and Ares Management. The firm also works with growth clients engaged in a wide range of industries, with a consistent flow of deals ranging from the bulge bracket to the middle-market. The practice group has continued to attract lateral hires, most recently including arrivals of key partners from Proskauer Rose LLPMichael WoronoffMonica ShillingJonathan Benloulou, and Chris Wu all joined the Los Angeles office. Chicago partner and new firm chairman Jon Ballis continues to work closely with the firm’s major clients, as does New York’s Eunu Chun, who regularly represents Bain, Warburg Pincus, and Apax Partners. Peter Martelli has also received strong reviews for his work on complex high-cap transactions, most notably Blackstone’s $11bn acquisition of Ultimate Software.