Kirkland & Ellis LLP is pleased to announce that Andrew Van Noord has joined the Firm's Dallas office as a partner.

"Andy is an impressive attorney with extensive experience on complex private equity real estate fund formations and transactions," said Jeffrey C. Hammes, Chairman of Kirkland's Global Management Executive Committee. "He is the first real estate capital markets attorney to join the Dallas office, and will make an immediate impact for current and future clients in the broader Texas market."

Mr. Van Noord represents clients in complex real estate transactions, focusing on private funds, club vehicles, joint ventures, and portfolio and M&A transactions involving real estate and real estate-related businesses. 

"I'm thrilled that Andy has decided to join us, especially as we celebrate the one-year anniversary of the opening of our Dallas office," said Andrew Calder, a partner in Kirkland's Houston office and a member of the Firm's Global Management Executive Committee. "Andy is well-regarded in the Texas legal community, and real estate is an important practice in the Dallas market in particular."

Mr. Van Noord joins the Firm from Jones Day, where he was a partner in the Dallas office. He holds a law degree from the University of Texas at Austin School of Law, and a bachelor's degree from Calvin College. Texas Super Lawyers recognized him as a "Rising Star" from 2016 to 2019. He will be joined by associate Conrad Steele, also from Jones Day.

Kirkland's Dallas office has grown to approximately 45 lawyers and will be expanding its office from its current space at 901 Main Street in Dallas. In 2021, the Firm will relocate to the top three floors and receive top-building signage at Weir's Plaza in Dallas, a mixed-use retail and office development in Knox-Henderson. Weir's Plaza broke ground on July 15.