Kevin J. Sullivan - McDermott Will & Emery


Kevin J. Sullivan focuses his practice on representing private equity sponsors and other investment funds, private and public companies, and family offices in a wide variety of transactional matters. He has a broad range of experience negotiating and closing leveraged buyouts, mergers and acquisitions, joint ventures, carve-outs and growth equity investments in the United States and abroad.

Kevin represents private equity investors and their portfolio companies on key transactions across a variety of industries, including media, software/technology, sports and entertainment, professional services, and consumer goods and retail. He also has significant experience counseling founder-owned companies on general corporate matters and liquidity transactions.

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  • Chambers USA, Private Equity: Buyouts, Corporate/M&A, 2007-2023
  • IFLR1000, Private Equity, M&A, 2023
  • The Legal 500 US, Recommended, 2023
  • The Best Lawyers in America, Leveraged Buyouts and Private Equity Law, 2023
  • Lawdragon, 500 Leading Dealmakers in America
  • MergerLinks, Ranked Third for Handling 25 Deals in the 2021 Top Mid Cap M&A Lawyers in North America, 2021


  • Member, Board of Philanthropic Advisors, Children’s Hospital-Boston


Georgetown University Law Center, JD, cum laude, 1996
Boston College, BA, summa cum laude, 1993

Commonwealth of Massachusetts