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Elizabeth Shea Fries


Elizabeth "Liz" Shea Fries is the managing partner of Sidley’s Boston office and a partner in the Investment Funds practice. Liz provides clients strategic advice on a broad range of transactions, business and investment structures and regulatory matters. She has particular experience in creating and structuring asset management and other financial businesses, financial services mergers and acquisitions, innovative investment services and products, alternative investments, fiduciary issues and compliance matters.

Liz maintains a diverse practice covering all aspects of the asset management business, working with investment managers, funds, broker-dealers, banks and other firms across various sectors. Liz has guided numerous financial services firms through mergers, acquisitions and other complex transactions. She works closely with management to structure and effect transactions, including leveraged management buyouts, stock and asset acquisitions, mergers, outsourcing arrangements and private and public offerings of securities.

Liz has provided advice and counsel to Common Impact since 2000. She represents Health Advocacy Innovations, Inc., a non-profit organization that aims to address neglected and under-resourced global health issues, from a social justice and health equity standpoint.