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Kirkland & Ellis LLP

Stefanie Gitler

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Kirkland & Ellis LLP


Stefanie Gitler is a partner in the Environmental Transactional Practice Group in the San Francisco office. Stefanie primarily conducts environmental due diligence for private equity and industry clients involved in complex transactions concerning the acquisition and divestiture of large businesses and companies. She negotiates contractual language in agreements, including those utilized in purchases and sales, credit transactions for obtaining loans from financing institutions, and leases for occupying real property. Stefanie counsels clients regarding regulatory compliance and exposure to environmental liabilities, including the process of obtaining environmental insurance. She assists in the retention and oversight of environmental consultants. She also researches and prepares memoranda regarding complex legal environmental matters.

United States: Industry focus

Environment: transactional

Within: Environment: transactional

Kirkland & Ellis LLP¬†is valued by clients for its deep bench and combination of technical and commercial skills. It is routinely involved in environmental due diligence, pre-deal counselling, environmental risk allocation and mitigation, analysis of the environmental regulatory landscape, negotiation of environmental insurance policies, and enforcement and defence of indemnity claims. The outfit has a strong presence advising clients in the energy sector, where recent highlights have included acting on behalf of Rowan Companies in its $12bn combination with Ensue, and advising Energy Future Holdings on its agreement with Sempra Energy for the acquisition via merger of 100% percent of the client‚Äôs equity by a subsidiary of Sempra. The ‚Äėoutstanding‚Äô Brian Land¬†co-leads the environmental transactional practice group from Washington DC, where he is also the East Coast practice leader. Other¬†‚ÄėA-players‚Äô in the team include practice co-lead Paul Tanaka, who divides his time between San Francisco and Houston, and Washington DC-based Alexandra Farmer¬†and associate Jennie Morawetz. Also in the Washington DC, Jonathan Kidwell¬†is ‚Äėamong the most commercial environmental attorneys in the market‚Äô. Other key practitioners include Stefanie Gitler¬†in San Francisco, and Sara Michaelchuck Webber, Jeanne Cohn-Connor¬†and Toby Chun¬†in Washington DC.

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