Erica Rice

Associate - Boston

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Erica Rice is an associate in the firm’s business department. Erica’s practice is focused on representing buyers and sellers in mergers and acquisitions and other strategic transactions, as well as counseling early and mid-stage companies regarding entity formation, founder’s arrangements, financings, licensing agreements, exit strategies and general corporate governance.

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  • Boston University School of Law, J.D., cum laude, 2010
  • University of Michigan, B.A., with high distinction, 2004

Representative Experience

  • Represented L2, its acquisition by Gartner, Inc.
  • Represented EMC Corporation in numerous mergers and acquisitions
  • Represented Applied Genetic Technologies Corporation in $52 million initial public offering and subsequent $30 million follow-on public offering
  • Represented Safeguard Scientifics, Inc. in numerous financing transactions
  • Represented Orthopaedic Synergy, Inc. and its subsidiary OMNIlife Science, Inc. in an approximately $43 million integrated debt and equity financing
  • Represented Flashnotes, Inc. in its strategic alliance with Cengage Learning, Inc. and simultaneous preferred stock financing
  • Represented deCODE Genetics ehf in its sale to Amgen Inc. for approximately $415 million
  • Represented Alere Inc. in its $270 million acquisition of eScreen, Inc.
  • Represented numerous private companies in sell-side M&A transactions
  • "Evanston's Legacy: A Prescription for Addressing Two-Stage Competition in Hospital Merger Antitrust Analysis," 90 B.U.L. REV. 431 (2010)

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  • Ranked by Chambers USA: America's Leading Lawyers for Business as one of Massachusetts' leading Corporate/M&A attorneys (2016, 2017) 
  • Boston University Law Review, Administrative Editor


  • Boston Bar Association, Member 
  • Women’s Bar Association, Member
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  • Massachusetts