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Kirkland & Ellis LLP
609 Main Street
Houston, Tx 77002
United States
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John’s practice focuses on complex infrastructure and energy transactions including M&A, joint ventures and preferred equity. He regularly represents many of the leading private equity sponsors, including Ares, EIG Global Energy Partners, I Squared, KKR, Macquarie and Quantum Energy Partners, as well as strategic clients.


Georgetown University Law Center, J.D., 2009 cum laude; Davidson College, B.A., 2004 magna cum laude. Served as an infantry officer in U.S. Army and deployed in Operation Iraqi Freedom. Also an adjunct professor at University of Texas Law School teaching Mergers & Acquisitions.

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United States > Industry focus > Energy: renewable/alternative power

Kirkland & Ellis LLP is recurrently sought out by major investors in some of their most significant renewable energy transactions, including the acquisition and sale of renewable assets, and financing of alternative projects. Benefitting from a strong network of domestic offices with energy expertise across Texas, New York, California, and Washington D.C., the firm has advised on deals, especially M&A, involving cutting-edge technology in the energy transition segment. Andrew Calder in Houston jointly oversees the department with Rohit Chaudhry in Washington DC, the latter of whom is noted for representing private equity funds, developers, lenders and institutional investors in a plethora of transactions, including project finance, M&A and project restructurings. Roald Nashi is another contact in DC especially for private equity and infrastructure funds. Based in Houston, John Pitts concentrates in M&A, private equity and divestitures in the energy sector, which are also among Kristin Mendoza‘s areas of expertise. She is located in New York.