Kermit serves as corporate counsel to numerous domestic and international companies and funds, advising his clients on all aspects of business operations and law with an emphasis in business law, strategy, mergers & acquisitions and corporate governance.
With a diverse clientele covering numerous industries and locations, Kermit’s approach to the practice of law is to partner with his clients in achieving their goals and objectives. Understanding the finite details of a client’s business distinguishes his practice by applying his value-added experience to advance his clients’ success through use of his network, business skills, and serving as “external in-house legal counsel.”
By applying his North Dakota work ethic and client-first approach to business challenges, Kermit is sought out by clients all corners of the globe. As outside counsel to numerous private family offices, private equity fund and venture capital firms, he has reviewed hundreds of deals and successfully led the acquisition, investment and sale of dozens of companies in numerous jurisdictions. His unique perspective of representing acquirers and investors as well as advising on sell-side transactions sets him and his team apart.
Kermit represents and advises clients in a variety of industries, including oil & gas, high tech, medical devices, life sciences, energy, healthcare, insurance, private equity, nonprofits, agricultural and food processing, manufacturing, software, and e-commerce. He also represents clients’ interests in various business transactions, including mergers and acquisitions, sales development, financing, licensing, distribution, and strategic planning.
Additionally, Kermit is a frequent presenter at international conferences regarding strategic initiatives for growth companies. He works with numerous Scandinavian and European-based companies in their U.S. fundraising, compliance, and operational requirements. Kermit has recently served as U.S. counsel to energy, medical device, life science, and clean technology companies looking to integrate their technology and products into the U.S. market.
While attending Hamline University School of Law, Kermit studied ethics and comparative international law at Rothsberg International School, Hebrew University, Mount Scopus Campus in Jerusalem, Israel. In his spare time, Kermit frequently lectures on business ethics, business law, and contracts. He has been an adjunct professor at Northwestern College for a number of years where he has taught business law, contracts, and business ethics.
Gray Plant Mooty is recognized as one of the leading corporate law firms in Minnesota and one of the top franchise firms in the world. Our roots go back to 1866. Today, we are a full-service firm with nearly 180 attorneys and offices in Minneapolis and St. Cloud, Minnesota; Washington, D.C.; and Fargo, North Dakota.