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Kirkland & Ellis LLP
United States
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Lee Morlock focuses his practice on international 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. 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.


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 provides comprehensive tax advice to its top-tier corporate and private equity client base. The practice group is jointly led by Todd Maynes in Chicago and Dean Shulman in New York. Shulman has an active transactional practice, while Maynes focuses his practice on the tax aspects of debt restructuring, bankruptcy, and tax litigation. Another key figure is Adam Kool in New York, who has acted alongside Shulman in a number of multibillion-dollar deals over the past year, including Danaher Corporation’s $21bn agreement to acquire GE Life Sciences’ biopharma division. Contacts in the Chicago office include Lee Morlock and Mike Carew, who handled several high-value transactions for Bain Capital, among others. The firm has made some significant tax hires in several of its offices worldwide, including in London and Hong Kong. In the US, Anne Kim joined the Los Angeles office from Proskauer Rose LLPSehj Vather joined from Wachtell, Lipton, Rosen & Katz in New York, and Joel Peters-Fransen joined in San Francisco from Cargill.