The HarbourVest Boston Team

Aliza Firestone Goren

Managing Director


About Aliza

Aliza Firestone Goren joined HarbourVest in 2014 and focuses on fund formation, corporate governance, and general legal support for business and operational matters.

Aliza joined the Firm from Ropes & Gray LLP, where she represented clients in merger transactions, fund restructurings, and complex securities and corporate litigation matters.

Aliza received a BA (with honors) in Economics from the University of Chicago in 2007 and a JD (with honors) from Columbia Law School in 2010.



Continuation solutions encompass a host of transaction types in which a GP secures interim liquidity and/or additional primary capital for their LPs in a strongly performing asset, or set of assets, that the GP will continue to own and control. Specifically, they include continuation funds, new funds created by GPs for the purpose of acquiring the asset(s) that continue to be managed by the same GP and capitalized by one or several secondary buyers, or equity recapitalizations involving a direct equity or structured equity investment into a portfolio company. These transactions can also include a parallel investment from the GP’s latest fund into that same pool of assets (a “cross-fund trade”).