Iliana Kirova

Corporate & Securities, Fund Formation & Investment Management, Private Equity, Funds & Investment Management


Domestic and international asset managers, private funds, banks, insurance companies and family offices rely on Iliana for her practical approach, holistic grasp of the private funds environment and unwavering commitment to the success of their businesses.

Iliana has extensive experience counseling both emerging and well-established sponsor clients on launching and operating a wide variety of domestic and international private funds, including buyout funds, credit funds, real estate funds, natural resources funds, insurance-linked securities funds, co-investment funds, secondary funds and funds of funds.  In addition, she counsels sponsor clients on internal compensation, succession planning and other management arrangements.  Her work in the asset management area includes negotiating and structuring adviser-led secondary transactions and strategic investments in, and sales of, asset management businesses.  She also regularly provides fund-related advice in connection with portfolio acquisitions and dispositions.

Iliana’s broad practice encompasses both fund sponsor and investor representation, giving her a keen sense of the market and deep insight and creativity when advising clients. 


  • New York Super Lawyers – Rising Stars (2016-2019)


  • Washington University School of Law, JD, magna cum laude, LLM, Valedictorian
  • Sofia University, LLM, with honors


  • New York