Shartsis Friese Elevates David J. Suozzi to Partner

San Francisco (January 1, 2019): Shartsis Friese LLP is pleased to announce it has elevated corporate attorney David J. Suozzi to partnership, effective January 1, 2019.  Mr. Suozzi joined the Firm in October, 2011 as an associate.  Previously he was with Kirkland & Ellis in San Francisco.

“We are delighted to welcome David to the Shartsis Friese partnership,” said Arthur Shartsis, the Firm’s founding partner. “He has been a rising star since joining the Firm.  The partnership couldn’t be more delighted to add him to our ranks. David is an accomplished lawyer, who has demonstrated extraordinary legal expertise and client service.  We are very proud that he has chosen to make his career at Shartsis Friese.”

Mr. Suozzi is a member of the Firm’s Investment Funds & Advisers and Corporate Departments, where he brings a practical, solution-oriented and business-focused approach to advising clients.  He has developed a broad base of experience in general corporate transactions, mergers and acquisitions, securities law, corporate governance and investment advisory issues.

Mr. Suozzi’s Investment Funds & Advisers practice focuses on counseling investment advisers (including advisers to hedge funds, venture funds, private equity funds and separately managed accounts) in all aspects of their businesses.  His general business practice focuses on providing practical advice and counseling to a range of clients, from startups to mid-sized public companies.

David received his J.D., magna cum laude from the Georgetown University Law Center in 2010, and has a B.A., magna cum laude, in finance and international business from the University of British Columbia Sauder School of Business.

Founded in San Francisco in 1975, Shartsis Friese LLP has over 60 lawyers. The firm has extensive trial and business litigation experience, including securities enforcement defense, and a complex transactional practice focused on investment advisers, hedge funds, mergers and acquisitions, corporate finance, securities, family wealth planning, tax, venture capital, intellectual property and real estate.