About the Firm

We manage our Firm as an integrated whole. Approximately 1,700 lawyers in varying practice areas work together as multidisciplinary teams to provide the full-service capabilities our clients need for the legal matters they retain Kirkland to handle.

Kirkland's open assignment system allows each attorney to choose the practice areas and matters on which they work. This entrepreneurial approach yields higher levels of commitment, morale and results in all of our core practices:

  • Corporate and Tax: Kirkland lawyers negotiate and close highly sophisticated transactions, representing public and private companies and private equity investors in a broad range of transactions. Our tax lawyers have handled matters in the courtroom and boardroom, with proven results in the transactional and litigation arenas. Kirkland's real estate lawyers apply real estate, corporate, securities, partnership and tax law to complex business transactions involving the acquisition, ownership, financing and operation of commercial real estate.

  • Litigation: Kirkland has been recognized for its reputation as a Firm of trial lawyers (not just litigators) by successfully representing companies involved in business-critical lawsuits and class actions. Because of our trial-ready philosophy, we are able to offer a deep bench of lawyers who have been taking cases to verdict since the early stages of their careers.

  • Intellectual Property: Kirkland's intellectual property practice is one of the oldest such practices in a full-service firm. Clients benefit from our critical mass of lawyers who are trained in a variety of technical disciplines with experience in litigation, transactions and counseling matters involving all areas of intellectual property.

  • Restructuring: By combining sophisticated business advisory and crisis management skills with extensive experience in U.S., UK and international insolvency matters, Kirkland's restructuring lawyers navigate clients through the turmoil of situations involving financially troubled companies.


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