Mr Michael Woronoff > Kirkland & Ellis LLP > Los Angeles, United States > Lawyer Profile

Kirkland & Ellis LLP
United States


Michael Woronoff is a transactional partner in the Los Angeles office of Kirkland & Ellis LLP. He represents purchasers, sellers and financial advisors in public and private merger and acquisition transactions; underwriters, issuers, and selling security holders in public and private debt and equity financings; debtors, creditors, other stakeholders and financial advisors in in-court and out-of-court restructuring transactions; and public and private entities and individuals with respect to various corporate and securities law matters, including SEC reporting obligations, corporate governance, and strategic alliances. He’s led transactions in a wide a variety of industries, including apparel, consumer products and retail; sports, media and entertainment; health care; restaurants, lodging and gaming; technology; business services; real estate; financial services; and manufacturing. He represents several private equity firms and their portfolio companies, and has extensive experience with leveraged buyouts, minority investments and other private equity transactions.

Lawyer Rankings

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

With offices across key financial centers in the US and globally, Proskauer Rose LLP assists clients with leveraged buyouts, investments, and divestitures, working with funds active in a wide range of industries including chemicals, defense, and financial services. Clients include Blackstone and Ares Management, and alongside traditional funds, the practice works closely with alternative asset managers across the market, seeking to adapt to developments within the PE space. The practice also advises clients’ portfolio companies on an ongoing basis from investment to exit. Jeffrey Horwitz is a key contact in the New York office. Michael WoronoffMonica ShillingJonathan Benloulou, and Chris Wu left the firm for Kirkland & Ellis LLP.

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.