Evan Fried


  • J.D., New York University Law School
  • B.S., Cornell University

Evan Fried maintains a wide-ranging litigation practice representing a broad range of clients, including financial services firms, private equity and hedge funds, activist investors, high-net-worth individuals, and law firms in complex commercial litigation, business divorce, investment disputes, professional misconduct, and real estate disputes. Mr. Fried has successfully represented parties in trial, arbitration hearings, and appeals, and provided strategic litigation counseling. Among his recent matters, he tried a five-day arbitration hearing in a dispute between two law firms over a contingency fee from a $125 million patent settlement, successfully argued two jointly-heard appeals before the First Department affirming his client's award of $2.5 million from a broken real estate transaction, and successfully achieved equitable dissolution in litigation among the shareholders of the world-famous Delmonico’s Steakhouse.

Mr. Fried is a noted expert in the field of third-party litigation funding, law firm funding, and specialty finance. He has represented financial institutions, law firms, and commercial litigants in disputes pertaining to litigation funding and attorney misconduct, including in investment fraud, malpractice and Judiciary Law claims, defamation claims, partnership disputes, and advisory/broker fee disputes. Mr. Fried regularly teaches and writes about alternative fee arrangements, third-party litigation funding, and alternative business arrangements.

Prior to joining Slarskey LLC, Mr. Fried was a partner at 1624 Capital, a litigation funder focused on investments in technology litigation. He began his career in the New York office of Winston & Strawn LLP.

Practicing law is a true privilege. I treasure my role as an advocate for my client’s interests, and believe all parties should have high-quality representation. That’s why I’ve become a student of litigation funding and other tools to expand access to our civil justice system.