Goodwin Associate Kelly Carson, from San Francisco, practices in the firm's Business Law department.

Kelly Carson

Kelly Carson
San Francisco
+1 415 733 6281

Kelly Carson is an associate in Goodwin’s Technology group, specializing in emerging companies and venture capital. She advises technology companies at all stages of the corporate life cycle, including corporate formation, governance, venture capital financings, mergers and acquisitions, public offerings, and securities law matters. She also represents various venture funds in financing transactions from seed to growth stage, including secondary transactions, follow-on investments and exit opportunities. Kelly is a member of Goodwin’s Climate Technologies practice and represents clients operating in the climate technology and sustainability innovation spaces.

Representative Matters

Kelly’s representative experience includes advising:

  • Cruz Foam in its Series A financing
  • GaeaStar in its Series Seed financing
  • The Routing Company in its Series A financing

Professional Experience

Prior to joining Goodwin in 2021, Kelly worked at Goodwin as a summer associate in 2020. While in law school, she advised nonprofit and for profit businesses on a variety of corporate governance and operational matters as a member of the Social Enterprise and Economic Empowerment Clinic at the University of California Hastings College of the Law.




University of California, Hastings College of the Law

(cum laude)


University of Virginia



  • California

Recognition & Awards

While in law school, Kelly served as a Senior Production Editor of the Hastings Law Journal and received four CALI Excellence for the Future Awards for academic achievement.


Kelly’s recent publications and speaking engagements include:

  • Guest Lecturer, “Company Formation and Strategic Considerations,” Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory, Entrepreneurship Training Program, February 7, 2024
  • Author, “The Water Is Coming: How Policies for Internally Displaced Persons Can Shape the U.S. Response to Sea Level Rise and the Redistribution of the American Population,” 72 HASTINGS L.J. 1279, 2021