Joshua Klatzkin, Goodwin Procter LLP Partner, Co-Chair, Business Law Department

Joshua Klatzkin

PartnerCo-Chair, Business Law Department

Josh Klatzkin is a partner in Goodwin’s global Private Equity group. He also serves as the Co-Chair of the firm’s Business Law Department and a member of both the firm’s Management Committee and Executive Committee. He is a former chair of Goodwin’s Washington, DC office.

Josh specializes in representing private equity sponsors and private companies in leveraged buyouts, growth equity investments, mergers and acquisitions, leveraged recapitalizations and other strategic transactions. His experience ranges from the representation of early stage growth companies and financings and small cap buyouts through late stage growth equity investments and LBOs. He has extensive experience with cross-border transactions representing senior executives in strategic transactions, and frequently serves as outside general counsel to early-, growth- and late-stage private companies. His industry expertise includes software and software-enabled services, industrial services, energy technology, healthcare, consumer products, transportation and logistics and financial services.


Josh’s representative work includes advising:

  • Agility Fuel Systems in its merger with Hexagon Composites’ (OSLO: HEX) Automotive Products Division.
  • Alert Media in its growth investment from Vista Equity Partners.
  • An undisclosed Latin American buyout fund in a GP-led recapitalization transaction.
  • Arlington Capital Partners in its investments in Avian Vaccine Services, Integrated Data Services, Riverpoint Medical and Intellectual Technology Inc.
  • Audacious Inquiry in its sale to PointClickCare.
  • automotiveMastermind in its sale to IHS Markit Ltd. (NYSE: INFO).
  • Beach Point Capital Management in its investment in Botanical Designs.
  • Benevity Inc., a JMI portfolio company, in its financing with General Atlantic and its acquisition of Versaic.
  • Brighton Park Capital in its investment in Paradox AI.
  • Capsule Technologies S.A.S. in its sale to Qualcomm, Inc. (NASDAQ: QCOM).
  • Convey in its sale to project44.
  • Goldman Sachs Asset Management and affiliated funds in its investment in Phononic.
  • HigherLogic, in its acquisitions of Socious, Kavi, Real Magnet, Customer Imperative, Informz and Vanilla Forum.
  • Infraestructural Institucional S. de R.L. de C.V., a leading Mexican infrastructure investment fund, in the sale of its general partner to BlackRock, Inc. (NYSE: BLK).
  • JMI Equity in multiple transactions including its investments in AlertMedia, Apptegy, automotiveMastermind, Bloomerang, ButterflyMX, Canto, CipherHealth, Clio, Cosential, CoreHR, Employee Navigator, Higher Logic, Huntress, Incident IQ, Jvion, Level Access, Onboard, Passageways, RSAM, Schoology, ServiceTrade, Unanet, Vena, and WorkFront (f/k/a AtTask).
  • Lime Rock New Energy in the sale of its portfolio company, Qmerit, to Schneider Electric.
  • Lime Rock New Energy Partners in its investments in Electric Power Engineers, Power TakeOff, SmartWires and QMerit Electric.
  • MissionDriven Capital Partners in multiple transactions.
  • OnBoard in its acquisition of eScribe.
  • Qell Acquisition Corp. in its SPAC IPO and subsequent $3.3 billion de-SPAC transition with Lilium.
  • Questa Capital in its investment in Medrio.
  • Rocket Parent, a JMI portfolio company, in its acquisitions of School Pass and CPOMS.
  • Steward Partners Global in its financing led by Cynosure Group.
  • Studer Group, Inc. in its $325 million sale to Huron Consulting Inc. (NASDAQ: HURN).
  • Surgical Management Associates Group in its sale to Varsity HealthCare Partners.
  • The principals of Evercore Mexico Capital Partners, a middle market growth equity fund, in the spinout of EMCP from Evercore, Inc. (NYSE: EVR) and formation of a new fund manager, Glisco Partners.
  • Unanet in its acquisitions of Cosential, Inc. and Clearview Software.
  • Unanet in its strategic investment from Onex.
  • Undertone Networks Inc. in its $180 million sale to Perion Network Ltd. (NASDAQ: PERI).
  • Unison Software (f/k/a Compusearch), a solutions provider for program office, acquisition, financial assistance, and GovCon contract professionals in the United States in its sale to ABRY Partners and subsequent sale to the Carlyle Group.
  • UpWind Solutions Incin its sale to Vestas Wind Systems (Copenhagen: VWS).
  • Watkins & Sheppard Trucking Company in its sale to Schneider Transportation. 
  • WorkFront in its $1.5 billion sale to Adobe (NASDAQ: ADBE).




University of Virginia School of Law


Franklin & Marshall College

(cum laude)



  • New York
  • Connecticut
  • District of Columbia

Recognition & Awards

Josh has been selected for inclusion in The Legal 500 U.S. 2022. He has been consistently selected for inclusion in Chambers USA: America’s Leading Lawyers for Business. The M&A Advisor named Josh a winner of 2014 “40 Under 40” Recognition Awards. The annual awards recognize emerging leaders in the M&A, financing and turnaround industry.