LIZA STONE is counsel with Sidley’s Real Estate and global hospitality practices. Liza has substantial transactional legal and business experience representing institutional clients in all aspects of real estate transactions, including the development, financing, acquisition and disposition of real estate and hospitality assets throughout the United States and Mexico. Liza’s practice emphasizes all aspects of the hospitality industry, including structuring, negotiating and documenting joint venture, M&A and cross-border transactions, as well as negotiating hotel franchise agreements and operating agreements. She has represented financial institutions, private equity funds and major hotel brands in connection with all aspects of hotel and resort acquisitions, dispositions and financings.
Prior to joining Sidley, Liza practiced at an international law firm. Liza also served for three years as associate general counsel of the Real Estate Healthcare Lending group at a publicly traded commercial finance company. She earned her J.D. from the University of the Pacific McGeorge School of Law and received her B.A. from the University of California – Santa Barbara.