Goodwin taps Ring as partner for PE and debt finance practices

Law firm Goodwin has added Kristopher Ring as a partner to its private equity and debt finance practices. He will be based in the firm’s new Santa Monica, California office.


October 22, 2019 — Santa Monica, CA — Global law firm Goodwin announced today that Kristopher Ring joined its Private Equity and Debt Finance practices as partner. He will be based in the firm’s new Santa Monica office.

Ring focuses on all aspects of corporate finance. He represents private equity groups, hedge funds, public and private companies, financial institutions and other capital sources in a host of complex financing arrangements of all sizes, including leveraged buyouts, cross-border transactions, recapitalizations, workouts and restructurings, special-situation financings and subscription facilities. Ring has extensive experience negotiating, documenting and closing transactions for lenders and companies across the technology and other industries and involving a myriad of transaction structure types.

Ring’s blended practice serves upper-market, middle-market and lower-middle-market sponsors as well as several hedge fund and direct lender relationships. He advises clients on senior secured and unsecured financings, first-lien and second-lien financings, asset-based loan facilities, cash-flow facilities, mezzanine and other subordinated financings, unitranche financings, split-collateral structures, debtor-in-possession financings and capital call facilities.

“We continue to see a strong pipeline of leveraged buyouts, add-on acquisition financings and dividend recapitalizations among our private equity, technology and private credit clients,” said Jennifer Bralower, Chair of Goodwin’s Debt Finance practice. “Adding talent of Kris’s caliber in our new Santa Monica office is critical to our global practice as we continue to see strong demand for Goodwin’s unique capital-meets-innovation platform on the West Coast.”

Ring has been recognized in several publications, including Chambers USA, The Legal 500 and Super Lawyers, for his corporate finance experience and work. He received a J.D. from Washington University in St. Louis and an undergraduate degree in Business Administration from Western Illinois University. He is admitted to practice in California, Georgia and Illinois.

Ring can be reached at and 424.252.6364.

A leader at the intersection of capital, innovation and technology, Goodwin’s full-service Private Equity practice covers the entire life cycle of clients’ investments, from fund formation to investments and exits. The practice is a market leader in the expansive middle-market sector, having earned a reputation for notable buyouts, growth-equity deals and growth-company representations in key sectors such as technology, healthcare, financial and business services, consumer and manufacturing.

Goodwin’s Santa Monica office focuses on the technology and private equity industry verticals. The firm has more than 500 lawyers focused solely on the technology, life sciences, and private equity verticals globally, including more than 150 across Northern and Southern California.

Goodwin was recently named among the top law firms of 2019 for private equity and venture capital by Forbes and the “M&A Mid-Market Law Firm of the Year” by Mergers and Acquisitions magazine, and is currently ranked among the top five advisors (by deal count) across a number of categories and regions in Mergermarket’s Global M&A League Tables for the first quarter of 2019.

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