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 22 years of practice, he has represented both acquirers and investors, including private equity funds and venture capital firms, hedge funds and wealth funds. Kermit often leads transactions including building a team of professional advisors, starting years in advance to maximize exits for clients. 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.
Kermit is outside counsel to companies in industries including agribusiness, biotechnology, energy, life sciences, engineering, food processing, manufacturing, software and e-commerce. Many of these industries are highly regulated, which demonstrates Kermit's ability to guide clients through difficult legal environments. Kermit spends a significant amount of time with boards and in addition to serving on boards, he often leads board strategy sessions, succession planning, risk management and transaction modeling for boards when considering decision-making for their company.
In addition to representing companies through strategic growth and transactions, Kermit advises privately held companies on succession planning matters, including advising multi-generational family offices, creating new family offices to facilitate succession planning from generation to generation, and navigating complex business and family considerations.
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.