Igor Kirman is a partner in the corporate department of Wachtell, Lipton, Rosen & Katz, where he focuses primarily on mergers and acquisitions, corporate governance, and general corporate and securities law matters.
He has advised public and private companies, as well as private equity funds, in connection with mergers and acquisitions, divestitures, leveraged buyouts, joint ventures, cross-border deals, financing transactions, takeover defenses and corporate governance matters.
Kirman is a frequent speaker at professional conferences, and has written articles in numerous professional publications on topics relating to mergers and acquisitions and corporate governance. He recently published a book, M&A and Private Equity Confidentiality Agreements Line by Line, Aspatore Books, 2008. He was selected to be included in The Deal's “Movers & Shakers” issue in 2006, and was named as one of the “Dealmakers of the Year” by American Lawyer for 2006.
His student note, “Standing Apart to be a Part: The Precedential Value of Supreme Court Concurring Opinions,” 95 Colum. L. Rev. 2083 (1995), was selected as the winner of a national writing competition and awarded the Scribes Law Review Writing Award in 1996.
Kirman is a member of the American Bar Association's Committee on Negotiated Acquisitions and a member of the New York City Bar Association.
He completed his J.D. at Columbia Law School in 1996, where he was notes editor of the Columbia Law Review. He received his B.A. from Yale University in 1993.