Shayla K. Harlev

Shayla K. Harlev

Kirkland & Ellis LLP

Recognized since 2024

Boston, Massachusetts

Practice Areas

Corporate Law

Leveraged Buyouts and Private Equity Law

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Shayla Harlev is a transactional partner in the Boston office of Kirkland & Ellis LLP. Shayla has a diverse transactional and corporate counseling practice with an emphasis on representing private equity sponsors in connection with acquisitions and dispositions and other complex transactions. She has extensive experience with leveraged buyouts and dispositions of public and private companies, as well as going-private transactions, minority investments and joint ventures. Shayla also counsels private equity sponsor portfolio companies on a variety of corporate and strategic matters

Shayla has represented some of the world’s leading private equity firms including Berkshire Partners, Advent International, Charlesbank Capital Partners, Thomas H. Lee Partners and Brookfield. Shayla was described as “a highly thought-of and sought-after attorney” in Chambers USA, where she was recognized as a leading lawyer for private equity and M&A in Massachusetts. She was named “Best in Private Equity” at Euromoney Legal Media Group’s 2020 Americas Women in Business Law Awards, recognized as a top lawyer by IFLR1000 and The Legal 500 U.S. and ranked by Chambers USA, with clients describing her as a “great practitioner.”

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Kirkland & Ellis LLP
Boston, Massachusetts

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Recognized in The Best Lawyers in America® 2024 for work in:
  • Corporate Law
  • Leveraged Buyouts and Private Equity Law


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