Kermit is a principal at Gray Plant Mooty practicing in the firm’s Entrepreneurial Services group, with an emphasis in energy law, agribusiness, and mergers & acquisitions.
Kermit represents and advises clients in a variety of industries, including high tech, clean tech, medical device, life science, private equity, power sports, agricultural and food processing, manufacturing, software, and e-commerce. He serves as corporate counsel to numerous privately held domestic and international corporations where he advises his clients on all aspects of business operations and law. He also represents clients’ interests in various business transactions, including acquisitions, sales, financing, licensing, distribution, mergers, intellectual property management, and strategic planning.
Kermit counsels clients on commercialization strategies and he applies his value-added experience to advance his clients’ success through use of his network, business skills, and serving as “external in-house legal counsel.”
Additionally, Kermit is a frequent presenter at international conferences regarding commercialization strategies in the U.S. 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 clean tech and medical device 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 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. Kermit has been an adjunct professor at Northwestern College for a number of years where he has taught business law, contracts, and business ethics.
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