Richard A. Kline

Richard A. Kline

Partner
Richard A. Kline

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 and 2016 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."

Professional Experience

Prior to joining Goodwin, Mr. Kline was a partner at Wilson Sonsini Goodrich & Rosati in Palo Alto. Previously, he was employed as a CPA at Coopers & Lybrand in Boston.

Recognition

Mr. Kline has been selected for inclusion by Chambers USA: America’s Leading Lawyers for Business. From 2013 to 2016, he has been recognized as a national leader by The Legal 500 United States for his work on mergers, acquisitions and buyouts for venture capital and emerging companies.

Areas of Practice

Experience

Mr. Kline’s representative public company clients include Atlassian, Control4, Guidewire Software, Hortonworks, NetSuite, and Opower.

His representative private company clients include Avere Systems, DNAnexus, Elixir Medical, Kaiam Corp, Okta, Point Digital Finance, and Tria Beauty.

Mr. Kline’s transactional experience includes the following representations:

  • 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
  • Hortonworks in its $100 million initial public offering and $80 million follow-on offering
  • Opower in its $116 million initial public offering and $532 million sale to Oracle
  • Guidewire in its $115 million initial public offering and $389 million and $260 million follow-on offerings
  • Xoom in its $101 million initial public offering, $124 million follow-on offering and $890 million sale to PayPal
  • Control4 Corporation in its $74 million initial public offering
  • BCD Semiconductor in its $63 million initial public offering
  • Ambow Education in its $107 million initial public offering
  • Infinera in its $182 million initial public offering and $110 million follow-on offering
  • 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
  • J.P. Morgan and Deutsche Bank Securities in the $117 million initial public offering and $200 million 144A offering of Trulia
  • Goldman Sachs and Credit Suisse in the $79 million initial public offering of Marketo
  • J.P. Morgan, Barclays and BofA Merrill Lynch in the $70 million initial public offering of Five9
  • BofA Merrill Lynch in the $70 million initial public offering and $117 million follow-on offering of E2Open
  • Goldman Sachs, Deutsche Bank and Citigroup in the $171 million initial public offering and $80 million follow-on offering of Riverbed Technology

Credentials

Education

J.D., 1999
University of Michigan Law School
B.S.B.A., 1993
Wharton School, University of Pennsylvania

Admissions

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California
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