Kirkland & Ellis LLP
Monica Shilling is a nationally recognized private equity attorney. She advises many of the nation’s top asset managers including Ares Management Corporation (Ares), Crescent Capital, Golden Gate Capital, Linden Capital Partners, Shamrock Capital, Owl Rock Capital, Oaktree Capital Management, and The Gores Group, in their private equity activities as well as their affiliated portfolio companies.
Shilling is also among a handful of attorneys across the country who actively represent specialty finance companies, with a focus on business development companies (BDCs) – regulated investment companies designed to help small and midsize companies meet their capital needs. Shilling is known for having the total skill set. She has extremely high levels of intellectual capacity, legal knowledge, common sense, people skills and M&A transactional experience. These qualities embody why she is not only a standout private equity advisor, but an invaluable business partner as well.