Eliza Friedman Shea


Buffalo — 716.853.5100 x1281
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Attorney Eliza Friedman Shea is an Associate in the Corporate and Securities practice group at Lippes Mathias Wexler Friedman LLP, where she concentrates her practice on the representation of private companies in all stages of the growth cycle, as well as the venture capital firms and strategic investors that finance these companies in debt and equity offerings.  Her experience also includes advising business founders on various issues, including choice of entity, capitalization, and incentive compensation; representing private companies in capital raising and other financing transactions; assisting with company mergers, stock and asset acquisitions and divestitures; and helping to negotiate joint venture agreements and other strategic alliances.  

Ms. Friedman Shea is also a Senior Advisor with D21 Partners, a consulting firm that specializes in comprehensive business and succession planning for family-owned and closely-held businesses through the application of cutting-edge insights from social neuroscience, positive psychology, and behavioral economics.

While in law school, Ms. Friedman Shea served as Editor-in-Chief and Executive Articles Editor of the Buffalo Intellectual Property Law Journal


SUNY Buffalo Law School, J.D.
University of Rochester, B.A.

Admitted to Practice

  • New York
  • Massachusetts

Professional Associations

  • Bar Association of Erie County
  • New York State Bar Association

Honors & Awards

  • Upstate New York SuperLawyers®, Rising Star (2018,2019)
  • 30 Under 30 Award, Buffalo Business First, 2017

Community Involvement

  • Make-A-Wish Illinois Wish Granter
  • PUCCS Charitable Fund Inc., Secretary, Board of Directors
  • Albright-Knox Art Gallery, Rockin’ at the Knox Committee Member
  • Roswell Park Cancer Institute, All-Star Night Committee Member
  • Western New York Women's Foundation, Fall in Fashion Committee Member 
  • Carly’s Club, Summer Splash Committee Member
  • Elmwood Franklin School Alumni Council Member

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