Rick Kline, a partner in Goodwin’s Technology Companies and Capital Markets Practices, specializes in all areas of corporate and securities laws with a primary focus on capital markets transactions. Mr. Kline represents a full range of corporate clients on a wide variety of matters, including company formations, venture financings, M&A transactions, capital markets transactions, corporate governance and advising board of directors. He has also represented a number of banks in securities transactions.
Listed in the 2014, 2015, 2016 and 2017 editions of Chambers USA: America’s Leading Lawyers for Business, Mr. Kline is ranked on the strength of his growing reputation for equity capital markets work, routinely representing both issuers and underwriters. He is described as "phenomenal" and "easy to work with."
Mr. Kline’s representative public company clients include Atlassian, Control4, Guidewire Software, Hortonworks, NetSuite (recently sold to Oracle), Okta, Opower (recently sold to Oracle), The Trade Desk and Twilio.
His representative private company clients include Aera Technology, Avere Systems, DNAnexus, Elixir Medical, Kaiam, Pavilion Data Systems, Point Digital Finance, Stockpile and Thumbtack.
Mr. Kline’s transactional experience includes the following representations:
- The Trade Desk in its $225 million follow-on offering
- Okta in its $200 million initial public offering
- Atlassian in its $462 million initial public offering
- NetSuite in its $200 million acquisition of Bronto Software, $185 million initial public offering and $310 million 144A offering
- Opower in its $116 million initial public offering and $532 million sale to Oracle
- Xoom in its $101 million initial public offering, $124 million follow-on offering and $890 million sale to PayPal
- Infinera in its $182 million initial public offering and $110 million follow-on offering
- Morgan Stanley in the $60 million initial public offering of Tintri
- Goldman Sachs in the $221 million initial public offering of Mulesoft, Inc.
- Morgan Stanley in the $3.4 billion initial public offering of Snap Inc.
- J.P. Morgan, Goldman Sachs and Morgan Stanley in the $287.2 million initial public offering of Trivago
- Morgan Stanley, Credit Suisse and J.P. Morgan in the $175 million initial public offering of Box Inc.
- Goldman Sachs, BofA Merrill Lynch and Credit Suisse in the $128 million initial public offering and $189 million follow-on offering of Gigamon