Kristen Ferris



Kristen Ferris is a corporate attorney with a wealth of experience representing clients in mergers and acquisitions, private equity, and venture capital transactions, as well as handling general corporate representation of a variety of operating companies. Her clients include in-house counsel and c-suite executives at public and private companies, as well as private equity sponsors and their portfolio companies, who turn to Kristen as their trusted advisor and primary contact for her deep experience on both the buy and sell-side of large M&A and financial transactions.

She has led deals in a broad range of industries including technology, life sciences, energy, consumer retail, and automotive. Her work encompasses a company’s entire lifecycle – including formation, financing, growth, and exit. She thrives on helping clients accomplish their strategic corporate growth strategies and business development goals.

Prior to joining Goulston & Storrs, Kristen was a partner at an Am Law 100 law firm where she was active on the pro bono committee.

She is passionate about sharing her knowledge and industry insight with the business and financial community, making her a sought-after speaker and thought leader. She is an active member of the Association for Corporate Growth and the National Association for Corporate Directors.

Outside of work, Kristen enjoys golfing, skiing, and running. She participates in Ragnar trail and road relay races and most recently completed the 2024 Boston Marathon with the Cathleen Stone (f/k/a Thompson Island) Outward Bound Team, which you can learn more about here. She is an accomplished violist, having performed at Carnegie Hall, in chamber orchestras, and more recently, with her daughter. She enjoys traveling and new adventures with her family.


  • 2024 Lawdragon 500 Dealmakers in America
  • 2023 Massachusetts Lawyers Weekly "Top Women of Law"
  • 2022 Lawdragon 500 Dealmakers in America


  • Clerk, Health Care Without Walls, Board of Directors, (2017–2020)
  • Massachusetts Bar Association
  • Boston Bar Association
  • Women’s Bar Association


  • Connecticut
  • Massachusetts


  • Suffolk University Law School  (J.D., cum laude, 2005)
  • Boston College  (B.A., cum laude, 1999)
    • English