Eric Goodman is an associate 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.
Representative Clients
Representative Transactions
  • Represented Balance Point Capital Partners, a private equity firm that invests unitranche, mezzanine and equity capital in select lower middle market companies, in its investment in Onesource Water, the third largest bottleless water cooler service provider in the nation, based in Farmington, CT.
  • Represented private equity fund in $65 million platform investment in national manufacturer and distributor of ignition interlock devices and mutliple subsequent add-on acquisitions of competitors and distributors.
  • Represented mezzanine fund in $25 million acquisition of direct mail marketing company and related senior lender financing.
  • Represented strategic acquiror in $75 million purchase of staffing company.
  • Represented private equity fund in $38 million sale of label printing company.
Selected Experience
  • Represented online investment platform in initial formation and fundraising as well as providing counsel on broker-dealer registration and other securities issues.
  • Represented craft brewery in $2.5 million private placement with angel investors and other individual investors.
  • Represented life science company in structuring multiple rounds of angel and venture funding totaling over $5 million.
  • Represented Health Care Information Technology Accelerator in initial formation and $1.5 million private placement with strategic investors and corporate partners.
Firm Publications
Published In
  • "JOBS ACT: Does Your Fund Have a Facebook Page?", Ice Miller Client Alert, , May 10, 2012
  • "SEC Passes Final Rule Permitting General Solicitation in Certain Private Offerings", Ice Miller Client Alert, July 16, 2013
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