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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 advises on US and foreign tax issues in addition to representing clients in disputes worldwide. On the transactional front, the team advises clients in connection with M&A, acquisitions, buyouts, fund formations and restructurings. The firm is also well-versed in issues relating to investment fund sponsors and the formation of offshore private equity funds, as well as advocating on behalf of companies at every stage of the tax controversy process from pre-audit planning to administrative appeals. Chicago-based Todd Maynes focuses on debt restructurings and co-heads the team with New York-located Dean Shulman who has extensive experience in structuring transactions. Chicago-located Lee Morlock focuses on international tax planning. Sara Zablotney operates out of New York and handles the tax aspects of joint ventures and spin offs while Mike Carew advises on securities issuances with support from Mark Schwed. The team was strengthened in October 2022 with the arrival of David Cole from Vinson & Elkins LLP, who has expertise in disputes in both federal and state courts.