Sara Zablotney is a partner in the New York office of Kirkland & Ellis LLP. She focuses her practice on the tax aspects of mergers, acquisitions, divestitures, joint ventures and spin-offs, both domestic and cross-border. She also advises clients on the tax aspects of securities issuances, bankruptcy and restructuring, and investment fund formation.
Sara was recognized by Chambers USA for Tax [NY] from 2017–2018, as a Law360 MVP for Tax in 2017, as a “Rising Star” by Law360 for Tax Law in 2014, and is recommended by The Legal 500 U.S. Sara received her B.A. from Duke University (magna cum laude) in 1999 and her J.D. from New York University School of Law (cum laude) in 2002, where she received the Leonard J. Schreier Memorial Prize in Ethics and the Norma Z. Paige Award. She speaks frequently on topics relating to mergers and acquisitions and private equity. She is a member of the New York State Bar Association Tax Section’s Executive Committee, where she is Co-Chair of the Partnerships Committee. She currently sits on the Advisory Board for the Kenan Institute of Ethics at Duke University, and formerly sat on the Advisory Board for the Sarah P. Duke Gardens.