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Kirkland & Ellis LLP
United States


Lee Morlock focuses his practice on tax planning and transactional matters. He regularly represents private equity firms and U.S. and non-U.S. corporations in acquisitions, divestitures and other M&A transactions. He has significant experience representing fund sponsors and investors in structuring cross-border funds, including infrastructure, real estate and other private equity investments, and in implementing strategic transactions for fund sponsors. Lee also advises Fortune 500 and Global 500 companies on the structuring of cross-border operations, including implementing strategic restructuring transactions and post-acquisition integration, and cross-border financing activities. Lee regularly advises family offices and private investors on structuring management and investment vehicles.


Harvard Law School, J.D., magna cum laude; Associate Editor, Harvard International Law Journal; McGill University, B.Com., Dean’s Honour List.

Lawyer Rankings

United States > Tax > International tax

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Lee MorlockKirkland & Ellis LLP

Kirkland & Ellis LLP is noted for its expertise regarding tax aspects of international M&A, investment fund formation, and restructurings. Practice co-chair Dean Shulman operates out of New York and covers M&A transactions, divestitures, tax-free spin-offs, and real estate investment trusts. Also in New York, Sara Zablotney and David Grenker are key contacts for international tax matters related to transactions and offshore private equity funds, respectively. In Chicago, practice co-chair Todd Maynes focuses on debt restructuring and tax litigation, while Rachel Cantor specializes in tax matters related to cross-border M&A. They work alongside Mike Carew, Lee Morlock, both also in Chicago, and Jared Rusman in New York, well-regarded experts in cross-border tax aspects of M&A transactions. 2021 saw an influx of new partners, including tax structuring specialist Stanley Ramsay from Weil, Gotshal & Manges LLP in May, and transactional tax lawyers Michael Masri and Sophia Han from Orrick, Herrington & Sutcliffe LLP in March and May.