Shari has served as Managing Director, General Counsel & Corporate Secretary of Ranieri Partners LLC, a family of private investment-related companies founded by Lewis Ranieri. Recently, she also consulted on novel financing vehicles, economic development strategies and fintech ventures for other sophisticated investors. Prior to her tenure at Ranieri Partners, Shari was Assistant General Counsel at CA, Inc., where she focused on mergers & acquisitions, divestitures, corporate transactions, governance, compliance, FCPA/anticorruption and government ethics law.
Shari spent the first 15 years of her career at Cleary Gottlieb Steen & Hamilton; Simpson Thacher & Bartlett and Latham & Watkins. There she advised clients on corporate restructuring, bankruptcy, corporate transactions, mergers & acquisitions, crisis management, multinational insolvencies, and dispute resolution. During her career as outside counsel, Shari represented debtors/borrowers, acquirors, secured lenders, investment advisors, creditors committees, bondholders and equity holders in Chapter 11 proceeding and out-of-court restructurings and other transactions. Her assignments have spanned a wide and diverse range of industries, including financial/investment, technology, manufacturing, mining, healthcare, retail, advertising, hospitality, entertainment and commercial air transportation.
In addition to her JD, Shari has an MBA in Sustainable Innovation and has developed and led a series of panel discussions on Environmental, Social & Governance issues affecting the investment community for Women in Fund Finance and moderated panels and served as a speaker on ESG topics for various other organizations. She is currently serving as a business mentor and coach in the Bennington Intrapreneur Challenge run by Lever, Inc.
Shari has published numerous articles on corporate restructuring, corporate sustainability and governance and has lectured and trained on both corporate restructuring and corporate ethics & compliance topics. She has also been personally trained by former Vice President Al Gore to speak on climate change challenges and solutions as a Climate Reality Leader.
Shari currently serves as a member of the Boards of Directors of Peters Valley School of Craft, where she is on the Board Executive Committee; Manchester Riverwalk Inc; and the Northshire Rescue Squad. She has also been an active volunteer for several dance, civic and other not-for-profit organizations. In her spare time, Shari enjoys skiing, biking, hiking and mountaineering and makes mixed media collage.
Shari holds a B.A. from Barnard College, a J.D. from Benjamin N. Cardozo School of Law, from which she graduated magna cum laude. She earned her M.B.A in Sustainable Innovation at University of Vermont, from which she graduated with honors. Ms. Siegel was the Managing Editor of the Cardozo Law Review and an Editor of the Sustainable Innovation Review.
- J.D. Benjamin N. Cardozo School of Law, magna cum laude
- M.B.A University of Vermont, M.B.A in Sustainable Innovation, Honors
- B.A. Barnard College
- Managing Editor of the Cardozo Law Review
- Editor of the Sustainable Innovation Review
- Boards of Directors of Peters Valley School of Craft, where she is on the Board Executive Committee
- Manchester Riverwalk Inc
- Northshire Rescue Squad