KIRK LIPSEY is a partner in the Insurance group in Sidley’s New York office. Kirk advises on corporate transactions, with an emphasis on mergers and acquisitions and joint venture transactions. His insurance sector transactions have involved the representation of U.S. and non-U.S. life, annuity and property and casualty insurers in a wide range of U.S. and cross-border acquisition and disposition transactions, including stock sales, asset sales, block reinsurance transactions, asset management transactions and public merger transactions. He also has extensive experience with corporate transactions outside the insurance industry, including on behalf of private equity firms, asset managers and large financial institutions. Kirk was shortlisted by the The Deal Awards Middle Market as a “Financial Services Dealmaker of the Year” in 2020 for his work shaping the global M&A landscape. He is recognized in the 2016–2020 editions of The Best Lawyers in America, and is recommended in the 2018–2020 editions of Who’s Who Legal (Insurance and Reinsurance).
Kirk earned his J.D., cum laude, from Harvard Law School, and his Diploma in Legal Practice and LL.B. with honors from the University of Glasgow.
Admissions & Certifications
- U.S. District Court, E.D. of New York
- U.S. District Court, S.D. of New York
- New York
- Harvard Law School, J.D., 1993 (cum laude)
- University of Glasgow, LL.B., 1988 (with honors)