Rising Star: Kirkland & Ellis' William Sorabella

Law360, New York (April 4, 2012, 7:42 PM EDT) -- Kirkland & Ellis LLP's William Sorabella helped pioneer a first-of-its-kind deal structure that took fast-food chain Burger King private in 2010. This week, he hammered out the transaction that will put the company back on the New York Stock Exchange, a deal that involved a $1.4 billion stake sale, a trio of outsized investor personalities and readying the company for public trading.

The two deals, on behalf of Brazilian private equity client 3G Capital Partners Ltd., display the combination of technical savvy, client focus and pragmatism...
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