Lou Kling

  • Lecturer

Lou Kling is a partner at Skadden, Arps, Slate, Meagher & Flom in New York City and oversees the Mergers and Acquisitions Group. He has extensive experience in mergers and acquisitions of public and private companies, subsidiaries and divisions, including negotiated and contested acquisitions, leveraged buyouts and recapitalizations. He also has represented borrowers, issuers, underwriters and lenders in a broad spectrum of financing transactions. Kling is co-chair of the firm’s Opinion Committee and served from 2002-2013 as a member of the Policy Committee, the firm’s top governing body, and as chairman of the Financial Oversight and Audit Committee. He is a co-author of a leading treatise on acquisitions, "Negotiated Acquisitions of Companies, Subsidiaries and Divisions," and an adjunct professor of law at the University of Virginia and Cornell University.


  • J.D.
    New York University School of Law
  • M.A.
    University of Illinois
  • B.A.

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