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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Education:

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

Representative Experience

  • Represents numerous early stage companies in seed stage and venture financing transactions, including BlockFi, Pear Therapeutics, InsightSquared, MiniLuxe, American Aerogel Corporation, Senti Biosciences and Glympse Bio
  • Represents numerous venture capital firms, including Accomplice, Cue Ball Capital, Safeguard Scientifics and Flagship Pioneering, in their portfolio investment activities
  • Represented LevelUp, a leader in mobile diner engagement and payment solutions for restaurants, in its $390M sale to online and mobile food-ordering and delivery marketplace Grubhub Inc.
  • Represented global cybersecurity leader RSA in its acquisition of Fortscale
  • Represented Orig3n in its acquisition of Interleukin Genetics
  • Represented L2, Inc. in its acquisition by Gartner, Inc.
  • Represented Thermo Fisher Scientific in its acquisition of MTI-GlobalStem
  • Represented CloudLock in its acquisition by Cisco
  • Represented Pegasystems in its acquisition of OpenSpan
  • Represented Resilient Systems in its acquisition by IBM
  • Represented Litmus in its $49 million investment from Spectrum Equity
  • Represented Viewfinity in its acquisition by CyberArk
  • 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

Honors

  • 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

Involvement

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