Faris joined Greenhill in 2022. He provides strategic and financial advice on sponsor-led secondary transactions and sponsor-level minority stake, control, spin out and succession event transactions.
Prior to Greenhill, Faris was the Chief Legal Officer of Alpine Investors and a member of its Executive Leadership Team. Before Alpine, he was a Partner at Kirkland & Ellis LLP and a founding member of Kirkland’s Los Angeles Investment Funds Group after practicing in New York. At Kirkland, Faris represented GPs on fund formations, secondary and other fund-level transactions, and strategic sponsor-level spin out, minority stake and control transactions. His experience also includes counseling sponsors through ordinary and extraordinary firm-wide and fund-specific economic, governance, transactional and operational matters including conflicts, economic arrangements, succession planning, product development, co-investments and syndications and sensitive investor relations matters, including clawbacks and key person events. Before joining Kirkland, Faris was a complex commercial litigation attorney at Hahn & Hessen LLP.
Faris holds JD and MBA degrees from Fordham University and a BA from Ramapo College.