Mr Mike Carew > Kirkland & Ellis LLP > Chicago, United States > Lawyer Profile

Kirkland & Ellis LLP
300 NORTH LASALLE
CHICAGO, IL 60654
United States

Position

Mike focuses his practice on the tax aspects of mergers, acquisitions, buyouts and private equity investing, with a special emphasis on cross-border and international transactions. He also advises clients on the tax aspects of securities issuances, recapitalizations, joint ventures, and debt and equity restructurings. Mike has worked on numerous private equity and M&A transactions for clients including: Ares Capital, Bain Capital, CVC Credit, Huntsman Corporation, the Softbank Vision Fund and Summit Partners. He is an adjunct professor of law at Northwestern Pritzker School of Law where he teaches a class on the tax aspects of private equity transactions. Mike is also a lecturer at the University of Chicago Law School, where he teaches “Structuring Venture Capital, Private Equity, and Entrepreneurial Transactions.”

Education

Harvard Law School, J.D., cum laude 2004; University of Rochester, B.S., Computer Science, B.A., Mathematics, magna cum laude 2000, Phi Beta Kappa.

Lawyer Rankings

United States > Tax > International tax

(Next Generation Partners)

Mike Carew – Kirkland & 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.

United States > Tax > US taxes: non-contentious

(Next Generation Partners)

Mike CarewKirkland & Ellis LLP

The internationally renowned team at Kirkland & Ellis LLP works with a broad spectrum of industry leaders on the full gamut of tax matters. The team is especially known for its prolific Chapter 11 restructuring capabilities, as well as its involvement in numerous big-ticket M&A transactions and investment fund formations. The practice is jointly headed up by Chicago-based Todd Maynes, a debt restructuring and tax litigation specialist, and New York-based Dean Shulman, a highly experienced advisor in all manner of transaction structuring mandates. Also in New York, Sara Zablotney is recognized for her capabilities in big-ticket transactions, with recent highlights including a series of high-value acquisitions for some of the country’s leading private equity firms. Gregory Gallagher and Mike Carew are noted for their respective strengths in domestic and cross-border deal structuring, while New York-based David Grenker focuses on restructurings, and public and private debt issuances. The Chicago-based William Levy possesses decades of experience in real estate transactions, restructurings and corporate reorganizations. In recent months, the firm has been on a significant hiring streak, with notable recent additions including the REIT-focused Mark Schwed from Weil, Gotshal & Manges LLP in April 2021 and the renewable energy tax specialist Sophia Han from Orrick, Herrington & Sutcliffe in May 2021. All named lawyers are based in Chicago unless noted otherwise.