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Jeffrey T. Sheffield

Jeffrey T. Sheffield

Kirkland & Ellis LLP

Chicago, IL, USA

Jeffrey T. Sheffield
Partner, Tax
Chicago, Illinois

Partner, Tax area, practicing principally in federal income taxation.

Jeffrey Sheffield concentrates his practice in the areas of tax planning, mergers, acquisitions, and spin-offs, with a particular focus on complex tax planning for publicly traded companies and consolidated groups.  Mr. Sheffield is past Chairman of the Planning Committee for the University of Chicago Federal Tax Institute, and is listed as a Tier One attorney by Chambers USA.

He has authored or co-authored many articles on tax matters, and speaks regularly at tax conferences throughout the United States.  Mr. Sheffield is a senior partner in Kirkland & Ellis’ tax group, and holds various leadership positions in Firm management. 


Harvard Law School, Cambridge, Massachusetts (1976-79)

J.D. 1979 (cum laude)

Harvard Law Review (1977-79) (Articles Editor 1978-79)

University of Chicago, Chicago, Illinois (1972-76)

B.A. 1976, with Honors

Phi Beta Kappa

Law Clerk to Hon. Benjamin Kaplan, Massachusetts Supreme Judicial Court (1979-80)

Senior Lecturer, Northwestern University Law School (teaching International Tax, Consolidated Returns
                        and Tax Aspects of Private Equity Transactions) (January 1, 2013 - present)

Former Lecturer at Law, University of Chicago Law School (teaching Business Planning) (January 1,
                        1997 - March 31, 1997)

Former Adjunct Professor, IIT-Kent Graduate Tax Program (teaching Tax-Free Reorganizations,
                        Corporate Income Tax, Advanced Income Tax) (April 30, 1998)


University of Chicago Tax Conference Planning Committee (Past Chairman); American Law Institute Tax Advisory Group on Corporate Taxation and Consultant on Pass-Through Entities; University of Chicago Medical Center Board of Trustees


Listed in Chambers USA, America's Leading Lawyers for Business (Chambers & Partners); Chambers Global, The World’s Leading Lawyers for Business (Chambers & Partners); Guide to the World’s Leading Tax Advisers (International Tax Review); The Best Lawyers in America (S. Naifeh & G. Smith, ed.); North America’s Top Tax Advisers (International Tax Review); The International Who’s Who of Corporate Tax Lawyers (Who’s Who Legal)


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