Alston & Bird LLP
Key players in the financial services industry, including banks, mortgage companies, and wealth management and investment advisory firms, rely on Chris to guide them through business combination and securities transactions, as well as ownership transition and succession planning transactions. His knowledge is also sought on corporate governance matters and new business formation and registration.
Chris Frieden, former co-chair of Alston & Bird’s Financial Services & Products Group, focuses his practice on mergers, acquisitions, joint ventures, and complex corporate finance transactions, including restructurings and reorganizations, in the financial services industry. Chris concentrates on transactions involving wealth management and investment advisory firms, asset managers, depository institutions, and mortgage companies. Since 2020, he has advised on 40+ wealth management M&A and investment transactions. Chris also has extensive experience in advising clients on SEC reporting and disclosure requirements, corporate governance issues, and other corporate and securities matters.