Elizabeth Haynes

(312) 224-1212

Elizabeth Haynes is an associate in the Firm’s Corporate & Securities and Tax Groups. Elizabeth has experience representing clients in fund formation, private equity, mergers and acquisitions, and general corporate and tax matters. She has represented fund managers in structuring and documenting private equity fund-of-funds, infrastructure funds, and venture capital funds, as well as sponsors and investors in structuring, negotiating, and drafting agreements in primary, secondary, and co-investment transactions. Elizabeth identifies complex international and federal income tax issues and guides multinational and domestic clients to favorable resolutions of those issues. Elizabeth has also assisted in the formation of § 501(c)(3) nonprofits through her pro bono work.

Prior to joining Fox Swibel, Elizabeth was a tax associate in the New York and London offices of Debevoise & Plimpton LLP. Elizabeth received her J.D. from the University of Chicago Law School in 2019, where she was a Ruth Wyatt Rosenson Scholar. During law school, Elizabeth was on the boards of the Student Animal Legal Defense Fund and the Law and Business Society, and she also completed the Pro Bono Service Initiative. Elizabeth graduated with a B.A. in Economics, summa cum laude, from the University of Miami in 2016. As an undergraduate, she was elected to Phi Beta Kappa and participated in the US-UK Summer Fulbright Programme at Durham University in the United Kingdom.

  • Represented a major international financial investor in the formation of a €1 billion+ global infrastructure fund.
  • Represented a large private equity fund manager as lead investor in a €350 million continuation vehicle involving stakes in two portfolio companies.
  • Represented a leading private equity fund manager on various matters relating to its direct and secondary investment programs.

Elizabeth has been selected for inclusion in The 2024 Best Lawyers: Ones to Watch© in the field of Corporate Law.

  • “Looking High and Low, Don’t Know Where to Go: GILTI Regulations Promise Relief for High-Tax Operations, but at a Price,” Debevoise & Plimpton, Co-Author, July 30, 2020
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