Chad McCormick has joined Kirkland & Ellis LLP as a partner to help build the Houston office’s Tax Practice Group. He joins Kirkland from the Houston office of Baker Botts LLP, where he was a partner.
McCormick advises clients on tax-efficient structures for domestic and cross-border mergers and acquisitions (M&A) and separations. He also advises clients on tax aspects of capital markets transactions, financing arrangements, and matters regarding S corporations, partnerships, and other pass-through entities.
McCormick holds an LL.M. in taxation from the University of Florida Levin College of Law; a Juris Doctor from the University of Montana School of Law; and a Bachelor of Arts degree from Montana State University.
McCormick is the third Houston partner to join Kirkland in 2016. Anna Rotman was hired in January to launch the Houston office’s Litigation Practice Group, and Adam Larson joined earlier this month to build upon the office’s M&A capabilities. The Houston office opened in 2014 and has grown to include approximately 60 lawyers who work across practices and offices within the firm.