Associate Elizabeth Friary*

Elizabeth Friary practices in the areas of employee benefits, estate planning, corporate law and other tax-related matters.

She advises public pension plans, businesses and nonprofit organizations in all aspects of employee benefit plan design, implementation and administration.  Elizabeth has counseled clients on qualified and nonqualified benefit plans and welfare benefits plan issues. She also has significant experience representing public pension systems in connection with alternative investments, including investments in private equity, venture, credit, commingled real estate, infrastructure and hedge funds.

Elizabeth also advises individuals and families in estate planning, including preparation of wills, trusts, durable powers of attorney and living wills.

She counsels privately-held companies in a variety of matters, including general corporate representation, the drafting and negotiation of contracts, taxation matters, and in obtaining Payment in Lieu of (property) Tax (“PILOT”) incentives for clients.

She is a cum laude graduate of the Suffolk University Law School, where she was on the dean’s list and served on the board of the Transnational Law Review. She received an LL.M. in taxation from the Boston University School of Law. During law school, she interned at the Massachusetts Appellate Tax Board.

Elizabeth is a member of the Tennessee and Mississippi Bar Associations, and the National Association of Public Pension Attorneys. She was recently selected by her peers for inclusion in the 2023 Edition of Best Lawyers: Ones to Watch in the field of Employee Benefits (ERISA) Law for the third year.

  • Dean's List, Suffolk University Law School
  • Transnational Law Review Board
  • Selected for inclusion in the 2023 Edition of Best Lawyers: Ones to Watch in the field of Employee Benefits (ERISA) Law


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