Kris has completed in excess of 300 domestic and cross-border mergers, and has been included in in the Global M&A Networks list of Top 50 Dealmakers in North America, in 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 a wide range of public and private companies in their strategic acquisitions and exit events (including companies in the software, gaming, internet/e-commerce, artificial intelligence, social networking and life sciences sectors), as well as day-to-day counseling of public and private companies on a wide range of corporate and strategic matters. Kris strives to provide clients with an effective, pragmatic and efficient approach to legal, business and transaction-based needs.

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 (United Kingdom)
  • 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

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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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