Kris has completed in excess of 300 domestic and cross-border mergers, and was named The Deal’s 2020 Tech, Media & Telecom Dealmaker of the Year for middle-market M&A work. He has also been included in the Global M&A Networks list of Top 50 Dealmakers in North America, Chambers USA among the top lawyers for corporate and M&A work in San Francisco and Silicon Valley, The Legal 500 as a “Leading Lawyer” for middle-market M&A and as one of the Daily Journal’s Top 20 attorneys in California under the age of 40.

Kris counsels public and private companies in their strategic acquisitions and exit events, and provides day-to-day advice on corporate and strategic matters in a wide range of industries, including software, gaming, internet/e-commerce, artificial intelligence, social networking and life sciences.

  • Representative Sell-Side Domestic Transactions
    • Lobe, Maluuba and Wunderkinder acquisitions by Microsoft
    • Lytro, Urban Engines and Eyefluence acquisitions by Google
    • BlueKai, Datafox, and goBalto acquisitions by Oracle
    • and acquisitions by
    • Ustream and Cast Iron Systems acquisitions by IBM
    • Glint, Fliptop, Slideshare and (founder representation) acquisitions by LinkedIn
    • HelloSign acquisition by Dropbox
    • Eloquent Labs acquisition by Square
    • GitPrime acquisition by Pluralsight
    • Houseparty acquisition by Epic Games
    • Blue River Technology acquisition by John Deere
    • acquisition by Walmart
    • LearnVest acquisition by Northwestern Mutual
    • Tuft & Needle acquisition By Serta Simmons (Advent)
    • Clarity Money acquisition by Goldman Sachs
    • BeyondCore acquisition by Salesforce
    • Hayneedle acquisition by
    • Opsmatic acquisition by New Relic
    • Revere Digital acquisition by Vox Media
    • TrialPay acquisition by Visa
    • Xtime acquisition by Cox Automotive
    • BBA (Meldium) acquisition by LogMeIn
    • Flipboard acquisition by Technicolor Creative Services USA
    • Schematic Labs acquisition by Rhapsody
    • Caring acquisition by Bankrate
    • Convertro acquisition by AOL
    • Basis Science acquisition by Intel
    • Framehawk acquisition by Citrix Systems
  • Representative Sell-Side Cross-Border Transactions
    • AppLovin acquisition by Orient Hontai Capital (China)
    • Intacct (US) acquisition by The Sage Group (UK)
    • MySQL (Sweden) acquisition by Sun Microsystems (US)
    • Lobe, Maluuba (Canada) and Wunderkinder (Germany) acquisitions by Microsoft (US)
    • Lohika Systems (US) acquisition by Altran (France)
    • Anglepoint Group (US) acquisition by Crayon Group (Norway)
    • Gainspeed (US) acquisition by Nokia (Finland)
    • Peixe Urbano (Brazil) acquisition by Baidu (China)
    • Shopkick’s acquisition by SK Planet (Korea)
  • Representative Buy-Side Transactions
    • 26 transactions for Cisco Systems including Acano Limited, Meraki and Scientific-Atlanta
    • Multiple transactions for AppLovin, Niantic Labs, Proofpoint, Twitter, eBay, Vocera, Natus Medical, GoPro and Zuora

Education & Admissions

J.D., University of Michigan Law School
Associate Editor of the Michigan Telecommunications and Technology Law Review

B.A., University of California, Berkeley
Four-year member of the Undergraduate Students' Honor Society

Admitted to practice in California


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