Kirkland & Ellis LLP
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: Madison Dearborn Partners, Audax Group, Wind Point Partners, Levine Leichtman, AE Industrial Partners and Accel KKR.
Rachel is a current member and past chair of the Planning Committee for the University of Chicago Federal Tax Conference.
Recognized by Chambers USA for Tax from 2017–2022, the guide reports Rachel as “super-smart” while clients praise her as “terrific…she puts her clients' needs first” as well as “responsive and creative” and “very pragmatic and solution-oriented.” She has also been recommended by The Legal 500 U.S. recognized by clients as "really smart, diligent, and pleasant to work with." Rachel was also named to "Notable Gen X Leaders in Accounting, Consulting and Law" list by Crain's Chicago Business in 2022, its "Chicago's Notable Women in Law" list in 2020 and selected as one of The Best Lawyers in America for Tax Law since 2013. She is a frequent speaker on tax topics.