Brian Kolva

Legal Counsel

Brian Kolva is a Vice President and Legal Counsel at 50 South Capital. He is responsible for providing legal support to the Hedge Fund and Private Equity teams.
Prior to joining 50 South Capital, Brian was an Associate at Kirkland & Ellis LLP, one of the world’s leading law firms. At Kirkland & Ellis, Brian advised private equity sponsors in connection with the formation and operation of private investment funds and the organization and structuring of their management companies and advisor entities. Prior to his time at Kirkland & Ellis, Brian was an associate at Vedder Price P.C. in the firm’s Investment Management group.

Education & Associations

Brian received his A.B. in History from the University of Chicago and a J.D. with Honors from Washington University School of Law. He is a member of the Chicago Bar Association.


Outside of work, Brian enjoys craft beer, playing soccer and traveling. Brian resides on the west side of Chicago with his wife and their dog Munchkin.




Private Equity
Hedge Funds