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Gregory Gallagher

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As a partner in Kirkland's Chicago tax group, Gregory W. Gallagher's practice focuses primarily on domestic and international transactional tax matters. In the domestic area, Greg has advised clients on a wide variety of transactions, including mergers and acquisitions, spin-offs, IPOs, joint ventures, debt restructurings, bankruptcy and general tax planning. He also regularly advises clients on tax aspects of complex cross-border transactions.


University of Illinois College of Law, J.D., 1997 summa cum laude (Order of the Coif, Harno Fellow; Associate Editor, Law Review); University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, B.S., 1994 University Honors (Bronze Tablet).

United States: Tax

US taxes: non-contentious

Within: Next generation lawyers

Gregory Gallagher - Kirkland & Ellis LLP

Within: US taxes: non-contentious

The ‚Äėexcellent and business savvy‚Äô tax department at Kirkland & Ellis LLP¬†demonstrate ‚Äėimpressive knowledge of the market and latest developments‚Äô and is able to ‚Äėcommunicate technical tax issues effectively to non-tax practitioners‚Äô. M&A and private equity transactions, fund formation, real estate and restructuring are key areas of activity, and recent mandates in these areas included Chicago partners Gregory Gallagher, Polina Liberman¬†and Jeff Ekeberg¬†handling several matters on behalf of Bain Capital Private Equity, including the sale of BMC Software to KKR for approximately $8bn and its recapitalization of TriTech Software Systems. Gallagher is also advising iHeartMedia on restructuring and bankruptcy matters. Jared Rusman¬†and Vin Thorn¬†in New York are advising General Motors on a $2.3bn investment by the SoftBank Vision Fund in General Motors‚Äô autonomous vehicle business. In another highlight from the same office, Sara Zablotney¬†and Dean Shulman, ‚Äėboth well-rounder tax experts with superb business-acumen‚Äô, advised Wyndham Worldwide on the sale of its European vacation rental business to Platinum Equity for approximately $1.3bn, the $1.9bn cash purchase of La Quinta Holdings and the spin-off of the hotel business to become two separate publicly traded companies. Shulman and Todd Maynes¬†co-chair the practice, which has recently added Devin Heckman¬†and Karen Lee¬†to its¬†Palo Alto office from Wilson Sonsini Goodrich & Rosati¬†and Skadden, Arps, Slate, Meagher & Flom LLP, respectively; Lane Morgan¬†and David Wheat¬†joined the newly opened¬†Dallas office from KPMG in the summer of 2018. Other arrivals include Josh McLane¬†in Los Angeles from CareTrust REIT in December 2017, Scott Cockerham¬†in Washington DC from Akin Gump Strauss Hauer & Feld LLP¬†in July 2018, and¬†Alec Campbell¬†and Marguerite Lombardo, who joined the¬†Boston office from Proskauer Rose LLP¬†in April 2018.

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