Eric Goodman is a partner with the Firm's Business group. He concentrates in corporate and securities law, and his practice is primarily focused on private equity and venture financing transactions, representing start-up and emerging growth companies, securities regulation and general corporate matters.
Eric's experience includes representing private equity clients in equity and mezzanine investments, leveraged buy-outs, recapitalization transactions and representing both buying and selling companies in merger and acquisition transactions. He assists clients with a variety of equity and debt financing transactions, including raising equity funding from angel investors and venture capitalists and structuring debt. Eric also advises clients with respect to securities law compliance including broker-dealer and investment adviser registration and compensation issues.
Eric frequently counsels start-ups and high-growth companies in managing risks and legal issues facing entrepreneurs in small business ventures. Specifically, he assists entrepreneurial clients with choice of entity issues, private placement offerings, capital structures, commercial contracts, employment agreements, equity incentive plans, structuring and negotiating acquisitions and other legal and business matters typically encountered in start-up and high growth scenarios. Eric is also a frequent speaker on capital formation and related securities laws such as the JOBS Act.
Eric earned his Bachelor of Arts from the University of Michigan–Ann Arbor in 2003 with a focus in economics. He received his juris doctorate, cum laude, from Indiana University Maurer School of Law and his Master of Business Administration from Indiana University's Kelley School of Business with a concentration in Entrepreneurial Management in 2008.
Eric is admitted to practice law in the state of Indiana.