Frederick C. Fisher is a partner in Mayer Brown's Chicago office and a member of the Banking & Finance practice. Fred focuses his diverse finance practice on the representation of corporate and lending clients—including banks, commercial finance institutions, private equity funds, and public and private corporations—in connection with complex domestic and international financing transactions at all levels of the capital structure on a secured or unsecured basis. His representations include leveraged buyouts, working capital financings, dividend recaps, cash flow and asset-based financings, add-on acquisitions, cross-border and multi-currency financings, ESOPs and franchise financings, debtor-in-possession financings and numerous other in- and out-of-court workouts and restructurings.
According to Chambers USA 2016, it is noted that "his knowledge of the market is as good as I've seen and he advocates well for his clients while still being reasonable."
Fred is also actively involved in charitable organizations in the Chicago area. He serves as a board member of Open Books, which is a nonprofit venture that provides literacy education for thousands of readers in and around Chicago each year and which is an active member of the Literacenter (formed by the Chicago Literacy Alliance). He also serves as a board member of the Middle Market Open Board, which organization fundraises for the National Kidney Foundation of Illinois through its annual Middle Market Open Tournament.