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Rachel L. Cantor

Rachel L. Cantor

Kirkland & Ellis LLP

Chicago, IL, USA


Rachel Cantor’s practice focuses on the tax aspects of complex business transactions including domestic and cross-border mergers, acquisitions, and leveraged buyouts, as well as joint ventures, recapitalizations and debt and equity restructurings. 

Rachel has worked on numerous private equity, LBO and merger and acquisition transactions ranging from several million dollars to several billion dollars for clients including: Accel KKR, AE Industrial Partners, Audax Group, Levine Leichtman Capital Partners, Madison Dearborn Partners and Wind Point Partners.

Other Distinctions
Recognized by Best Lawyers, Spring 2017 Business Edition, “Women In The Law” for Tax Law

Recognized by Chambers USA in 2017 for Tax Law. Selected as an “Up and Coming” lawyer in 2014 and 2015. The guide calls her a “[r]ising star,” “[s]uper-smart,” has a “very commercial approach to tax problems” and clients say she is “very pragmatic and solution-oriented”

Selected as “MVP of the Year” for Tax Law by Law360 in 2013.

Named to “Chicago’s 40 Under 40” by The National Law Journal in July 2013. 

Selected as one of The Best Lawyers in America for Tax Law in 2013-2018.

Recognized by clients as “really smart, diligent, and pleasant to work with,” Rachel has been recommended for both private equity and tax in The Legal 500 U.S.

Seminars
Rachel presented on the topic:  “The Opague Meaning of US. Property Under Section 956” at The University of Chicago 66th Tax Conference on November 9, 2013.

She has also been a lecturer on a variety of federal tax issues at seminars and conferences, including the Tax Executives Institute, the Chicago Tax Club and the Chicago Kent Federal Tax Institute.

Memberships & Affiliations
Member, The University of Chicago Federal Tax Conference Planning Committee
 
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