Jack S. Levin
Jack S. Levin graduated summa cum laude from Northwestern University's Undergraduate School of Business in 1958, and in 1961 graduated summa cum laude from Harvard Law School, where he was recent case editor of the Harvard Law Review and ranked first in a class of 500. He served as law clerk to Chief Judge J. Edward Lumbard of the Second Circuit Court of Appeals in 1961-62 and as assistant to the Solicitor General of the United States for tax matters under Archibald Cox and Thurgood Marshall from 1965 to 1967. He was an associate at Kirkland & Ellis LLP from 1962 to 1965 and has been a partner since 1967.
Mr. Levin specializes in mergers, acquisitions, leveraged buyouts, venture capital and private equity investing, formation of venture capital and private equity funds, executive compensation, restructuring financially troubled companies, and the tax, corporate, and SEC aspects of complex business transactions.
He is the winner of the Illinois Gold Medal on the May 1958 CPA exam, co-author (along with Prof. Martin D. Ginsburg and Donald E. Rocap) of the five volume treatise Mergers, Acquisitions, and Buyouts (4,800 pages), first published in 1989 and republished in updated form semi-annually, and co-author (along with Donald E. Rocap) of the treatise Structuring Venture Capital, Private Equity, and Entrepreneurial Transactions (1,450 pages), first published in 1994 and republished in updated form annually. He is a member of the American College of Tax Counsel, was formerly a member of the Harvard Law School Visiting Committee, teaches part-time at Harvard Law School, and has written and spoken extensively on federal income tax, M&A, and private equity.
B.S., Northwestern University, LL.B., 1961, Harvard Law.