Karen Fries is the deputy leader of Bryan Cave’s Financial Services Client Service Group. The Financial Services Group represents banks and other financial services entities throughout the United States. It is annually ranked as a national leader in merger and acquisition transactions as well as public and private capital issuances in the financial services industry.
Karen practices primarily in the areas of lender and borrower representation in connection with finance transactions. She represents a number of public and private corporations in finance transactions. Her experience includes negotiation and documentation of secured and unsecured, syndicated and single-lender revolving credit and term loan facilities. She has also represented borrowers in private placements. Ms. Fries also has broad restructuring experience including negotiation and documentation of large, syndicated debtor in possession financing transactions, representation of secured and unsecured creditors in various aspects of chapter 11 cases and negotiation and documentation of out-of-court restructuring transactions.
Karen received a J.D. from Vanderbilt University School of Law in 1989. She was a member of the Vanderbilt Law Review and a member of the Vanderbilt Chapter of the Order of the Coif. Karen graduated, cum laude, from Miami University in Oxford, Ohio in 1986 with a B.S. in Business.