Erica Rice

Partner - Boston

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Erica Rice is a partner 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