Kermit J. Nash

Kermit J. Nash

Partner

Contact Info

Phone: (612) 225-2944
Fax: (612) 677-3844

Primary Office

Minneapolis
33 South Sixth Street
Suite 4750
Minneapolis, MN 55402

Kermit J. Nash

Partner

Kermit Nash counsels domestic and international clients on legal issues connected with their business operations, governance, strategy and investments. Privately held domestic and international corporations rely on Kermit to advise them on transactions ranging from mergers and acquisitions and sales development to distribution, licensing and financing. In his nearly 20 years of practice, he has represented both acquirers and investors, including private equity funds and venture capital firms, hedge funds and wealth funds. This breadth of experience, together with the hundreds of deals he has led, positions him to handle complex transactions involving multiple jurisdictions.

Kermit advises offshore companies on their U.S. market-entry, including providing counsel on compliance, operational requirements and corporate strategies. He, in turn, works with U.S.-based companies on their offshore investments and relationships with non-U.S. partners. Beyond the borders his work crosses, Kermit is counsel to companies in industries including software, agribusiness, biotechnology, life sciences, energy, engineering, food processing, manufacturing, and e-commerce. Many of these industries are highly regulated, which demonstrates Kermit's ability to guide clients through difficult legal environments.

Kermit's understanding of issues affecting businesses and their deals is also informed by several experiences beyond his law practice, including his studies in ethics and comparative international law at Rothberg International School, Hebrew University, in Jerusalem, Israel and his service on for profit and non-profit boards. Kermit also teaches business law, contracts, and business ethics as an  adjunct professor at Northwestern College. 

Experience

Kermit has advised:

  • A company on a "go to market" strategy with a $100 million dollar exit within four years
  • An international fund on multi-million dollar investments in production agriculture
  • An international precision manufacturing company on expansion in to the U.S.
  • An international detection system on U.S. market entry, expansion, equity financing and commercialization strategy
  • A U.S. agriculture conglomerate on re-organization strategy, alignment, governance and restructuring
  • A U.S.-based private family office on multiple investments into the value added technology and biotech industries for rapid growth in the U.S.
  • A national engineering firm on governance, mergers, acquisition strategy and ESOP compliance
  • A U.S.-based food company on finance strategy, growth and expansion into international markets
  • A U.S.-based venture capital firm on formation, fund raising, investment and successful exits of portfolio companies
  • A U.S.-based AI software platform on funding strategy, financing, compliance and commercial agreement structuring
  • A U.S.-based value added food and grain company on domestic and international expansion and acquisitions

Credentials and Accolades

Honors and Awards

Named to the "40 Under Forty" list, Minneapolis/St. Paul Business Journal, 2012

Special Assistant Attorney General, State of North Dakota

Memberships and Affiliations

Board of Directors, Institute for Biblical Archaeology

North Dakota State College of Science Nanotechnology Advisory Board

Board Member, National Association of Evangelicals

American Bar Association

Hennepin County Bar Association

Minnesota State Bar Association

Association for Corporate Growth

Former Board Member, North Dakota Trade Office

Board of Directors, Norwegian-American Chamber of Commerce, Upper Midwest Chapter, 2007-2014

MedTech Bridge Board of Advisors

Education

J.D., Hamline University School of Law

Hebrew University, Rothberg International School

B.A., summa cum laude, Northwestern College

Association Free Lutheran Bible School, with honors

Bar Admissions

Minnesota
Nebraska
North Dakota

Firm Management Positions

Co-Chair, Food, Beverage and Agribusiness

Kermit Nash counsels domestic and international clients on legal issues connected with their business operations, governance, strategy and investments. Privately held domestic and international corporations rely on Kermit to advise them on transactions ranging from mergers and acquisitions and sales development to distribution, licensing and financing. In his nearly 20 years of practice, he has represented both acquirers and investors, including private equity funds and venture capital firms, hedge funds and wealth funds. This breadth of experience, together with the hundreds of deals he has led, positions him to handle complex transactions involving multiple jurisdictions.

Kermit advises offshore companies on their U.S. market-entry, including providing counsel on compliance, operational requirements and corporate strategies. He, in turn, works with U.S.-based companies on their offshore investments and relationships with non-U.S. partners. Beyond the borders his work crosses, Kermit is counsel to companies in industries including software, agribusiness, biotechnology, life sciences, energy, engineering, food processing, manufacturing, and e-commerce. Many of these industries are highly regulated, which demonstrates Kermit's ability to guide clients through difficult legal environments.

Kermit's understanding of issues affecting businesses and their deals is also informed by several experiences beyond his law practice, including his studies in ethics and comparative international law at Rothberg International School, Hebrew University, in Jerusalem, Israel and his service on for profit and non-profit boards. Kermit also teaches business law, contracts, and business ethics as an  adjunct professor at Northwestern College.