Elizabeth Fuzaylova

Elizabeth Fuzaylova

Liz Fuzaylova assists clients with a wide range of corporate law and technology transactions matters, including mergers and acquisitions (M&A); agreements related to software, intellectual property (IP) and data licensing, distribution, and professional services; and customer and supplier terms and conditions. Liz also assists in counseling growth companies on corporate governance and throughout their investment life cycle—from early-stage seed, Series A and B financings to late-stage growth financings.

Prior to joining Venable, Liz served as an associate counsel at an industry-leading enterprise blockchain software firm. In that role, she drafted and negotiated software license, software as a service, professional services, and other commercial agreements, worked on minority investment matters, and assisted in international acquisitions. She also served as the contracting lead for a global working group consisting of central banks and international financial institutions, and managed a variety of agreements, patent applications, and insurance, real estate, and board committee matters.

During law school, Liz interned for the New York State Department of Financial Services and was a member of the Tech Startup Clinic at the Benjamin N. Cardozo School of Law, where she worked with startups on entity formation, IP, and operational matters. Prior to law school, she gained experience working as a legal analyst under the general counsel at a New York Stock Exchange (NYSE)-listed technology solutions company, where she worked on matters involving due diligence, the board of directors, and the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC).


Representative Matters

  • Currently working on a preferred stock growth financing round for Solidia Technologies Inc. with anticipated proceeds of approximately $50 million
  • Assisted in advising 9dcc Holding Inc. in relation to its $5 million fundraise
  • Assisted in advising Texture Corp. in relation to its $2.25 million fundraise
  • Part of a team that provided ongoing corporate governance and strategic post-financing counsel to Aura Group following its Series F financing
  • Part of a team that represented ClassPass, the premier fitness membership, and its merger with Mindbody and the companion $500 million equity financing for the combined company
  • Assisted in advising a venture capital firm on its lead investment in a telehealth company
  • Part of the team that handled the acquisition of a leading provider of transaction and advisory services in global carbon, renewable energy, and energy transition markets by a premier infrastructure provider for environmental markets
  • Assisted in advising an online security provider with its multi-year partnership with a celebrity
  • Assisted in advising a specialty online marketplace company in its Series Seed financing
  • Assisting with drafting and negotiating various services-related agreements for a nonprofit organization
  • Assisting with drafting distribution agreements for a software development client
  • Part of the team that handled the acquisition of a leader in registry infrastructure for energy and environmental markets by a premier infrastructure provider for environmental markets
  • Part of the team that handled the acquisition of a producer and marketer of two fast-growing, better-for-you snack brands by a leading organic and natural products company
  • Assisted with drafting and negotiating various licensing-related agreements for a global electric vehicle company
  • Part of the team that handled the acquisition of a lifestyle business by a leading provider of gifts company




  • J.D. Benjamin N. Cardozo School of Law 2019
    • Senior articles editor, Cardozo Law Review
    • Published in the Cardozo Law Review on the liability of autonomous weapons systems
  • M.A. Business Management with honors University of Edinburgh 2015

Bar Admissions

  • New York

Professional Memberships and Activities

  • Member, American Bar Association
  • Member, New York City Bar Association


  • Russian