With over 15 years of experience, Kristen’s corporate practice focuses on mergers and acquisitions, strategic joint ventures, private equity and venture capital transactions, securities offerings as well as other general corporate matters. Kristen’s client representation ranges from emerging growth companies to global corporations in a variety of industries, such as life sciences, energy, sports, retail, technology, and automotive.
In addition to her corporate practice, Kristen serves on the pro bono committee in the Boston office and engages in a variety of pro bono efforts, including matters related to educational law, minority-owned businesses and advising not-for-profit organizations on formation, corporate governance and related matters. Kristen also volunteers with the national, nonpartisan Election Protection coalition partner of Lawyers' Committee for Civil Rights Under Law to ensure that all voters have an equal opportunity to vote and have that vote count.
Represented Abeona Therapeutics Inc. in follow-on public offerings of common stock.
Represented Apollo Global Management in its acquisition of Qdoba Restaurant Corporation from Jack-in-a-Box, Inc.
Represented Agero, Inc. in its sale of its connected-vehicle business to Sirius XM Radio Inc. for $530 million in cash
Represented Geo-Synthetics Systems LLC, a new subsidiary of client Babcock Power Environmental Inc., a fully integrated environmental company providing solutions to utility power plants, waste-to-energy facilities, and large industrial applications worldwide, in its acquisition of substantially all of the assets of Geo-Synthetics LLC (GSI)
Represented Blue Bell Mattress Company in a transaction involving a leveraged recapitalization and the acquisition of a 70% equity interest in Blue Bell by private equity firm Longroad Asset Management
Represented Boston Scientific Corporation (BSX) in its $750 million sale of its cardiac surgery and vascular surgery businesses to Getinge
Represented Boston Scientific Corporation in its $425 million sale of its fluid management/venous access business to private equity firm Avista Capital Partners
Represented Boston Scientific Corporation in its acquisition of Remon Medical Technologies
Represented Brand Networks in a recapitalization transaction and the acquisition of an equity interest in Brand Networks by private equity investor AEA Investors LP
Represented private equity firm Bunker Hill Capital in its acquisitions of SunBriteTV LLC, Dyno Merchandise, and Hubbardton Forge
Represented CIBC as underwriter of the Constant Contact IPO
Represented Citi as underwriter of the $150 million IPO of Hicks Acquisition Company, Inc. ll, a SPAC sponsored by an affiliate of Tom Hicks
Represented Elicio Therapeutics (formerly Vedantra Pharmaceuticals, Inc.) in debt and preferred stock offering and ongoing corporate matters
Represented Kopin Corporation in its acquisition of NVIS, Inc. and in follow-on public offering of its common stock
Represented Leap Therapeutics, Inc. in follow-on public offering of its common stock
Represented Mercury Systems, Inc. (MCRY) in its acquisitions of LNX Corporation, KOR Electronics (including its Paragon Dynamics, Inc. subsidiary), and Micronetics, Inc. (NOIZ)
Represented Palladin Consumer Retail Partners in its acquisition of a portfolio of Pure Barre studios in the New York metropolitan area and its investment in DECOWRAPS
Represented Spring Lake Equity Partners in a series of acquisition and investment transactions, including One Door, Phoenix Energy Technologies, and Meteor Learning
Represented Raytheon Corporation (RTN) in public debt offerings totaling $3.5 billion and nearly $3 billion in public debt repurchases and redemptions
Represented Tempur-Pedic International Inc. (TPX) in its sale of $375 million of senior notes underwritten and sold in Rule 144A offering
Represented Waters Corporation in its acquisition of Thar Instruments Inc. and Blue Reference, Inc.
Represented private equity firm The Wicks Group of Companies in its sale of the Gordian Group, its acquisition of Northstar Travel Media and the subsequent acquisition by Northstar Travel Media of Thomas, Townsend and Kent Inc. (d/b/a Your Travel Insider)
Suffolk University Law School, 2005, J.D., cum laude
Boston College, 1999, B.A., English, cum laude
Awards and Affiliations
Clerk, Health Care Without Walls, Board of Directors, (2017–2020)