Kevin Smith

Kevin Smith

Kevin Smith
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Kevin Smith is a senior associate in the firm’s Business Law department and a member of its Private Equity group.

Kevin’s practice focuses on mergers, acquisitions, private equity, growth equity and venture capital transactions, and other corporate matters across a broad range of industries. Kevin advises clients in diverse sectors including software, technology, industrials, financial services, healthcare and life sciences, media, and entertainment. Kevin also advises start-up and later stage companies throughout their corporate life cycle.


  • Bessemer Venture Partners, in its acquisition of a majority stake in Litify
  • Hayward Gordon, in its sale to EBARA Corporation Japan
  • Detechtion Technologies, in its sale to Resurgens Technology Partners
  • Frazier Healthcare Partners and its portfolio company, EPTAM Precision Solutions, in its acquisition of Sterling Manufacturing and their wholly-owned subsidiary Albright Silicone
  • Search Fund Accelerator in three recent search fund acquisitions
  • TA Associates in its investment in Backstage and add-on acquisitions of StarNow Limited and Mandy Network
  • Ampersand Capital Partners and Arranta Bio Holdings in a $82 million Series A financing, with participation from strategic partner Thermo Fisher Scientific Inc. (NYSE: TMO).
  • Arrakis Therapeutics in its $75 million Series B financing
  • Royalty Pharma in its $650 million acquisition of a partial interest in PTC’s royalties on sales of risdiplam
  • ICONICS in its sale to Mitsubishi Electric Corporation (TOKYO: 6503)
  • Webster Equity Partners its affiliated investment funds and portfolio companies in connection with their acquisitions of:
    • Retina Consultants of Houston, P.A.
    • VitreoRetinal Surgery, PA and its affiliates
  • JMC Capital Partners its affiliated investment funds and portfolio companies in connection with their acquisitions of:
    • Green Cubes Technology
    • Bright Light Systems
    • Mansfield Sales Partners
    • Phoenix Products
    • Pro-Vision Solutions
  • InTandem Capital Partners its affiliated investment funds and portfolio companies in connection with majority investments in and/or add-on acquisitions by:
    • Pediatric Home Service
    • Cano Health
  • Global Payments Inc. (NYSE: GPN) in its acquisition of International Bancard*
  • Northlane Capital Partners in its acquisition of the Difference Card*
  • Red Ventures in its acquisitions of:*
    • PlateJoy
  • Blackstone Credit in connection with its co-investment in Dreambox Learning*
  • Buckner HeavyLift Cranes in its sale to Markel Ventures*
  • Omni Logistics a portfolio company of EVE Partners and Ridgemont Equity Partners, in its acquisition of a leading transportation and logistics company*

*Denotes experience prior to joining Goodwin.

Professional Activities

Kevin is a member of the Wake Forest University Alumni Council and serves on the council’s Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion committee. He is the past president of the Boston chapter of Wake Forest’s alumni club.

Kevin maintains a robust pro bono practice with recent matters including the representation of a major NCAA Division-I college men’s soccer team and the Black Ministerial Alliance of Greater Boston in its merger with Boston TenPoint Coalition. He also actively participates in Goodwin’s Neighborhood Business Initiative, a firm project that provides pro bono legal services entrepreneurs and small businesses in Boston and New York.

Professional Experience

Kevin began his legal career at Goodwin in 2018 and, prior to rejoining the firm in 2022, he was an associate in the Corporate, Finance and Investments group at King & Spalding LLP.

During law school, Kevin was a student attorney in Boston University’s Startup Law Clinic, which counsels MIT and Boston University campus-based entrepreneurs. He also served as an articles editor for the Boston University Journal of Science and Technology Law and as co-president of the Black Law Students Association (BLSA).

Prior to attending law school, Kevin received his BA in English and Political Science and competed on the varsity men’s track and field team at Wake Forest University.




Boston University School of Law


Wake Forest University



  • Massachusetts

Recognition & Awards

Kevin has been named to the “Top 40 Under 40” by The National Black Lawyers in recognition of his corporate/M&A practice.