Kanasha Herbert

Kanasha S. Herbert

Senior Counsel
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Kanasha Herbert has a broad corporate law background and significant experience in corporate finance, venture capital and private placements. She represents private equity and venture capital firms and emerging companies in venture capital and angel financings, mergers and acquisitions and general corporate matters primarily in the health care, insurance and technology industries.

She provides ongoing general counsel regarding corporate governance issues, including serving as secretary pro tem at board and committee meetings for domestic and foreign public and venture-backed entities.

Kanasha Herbert has a broad corporate law background and significant experience in corporate finance, venture capital and private placements. She represents private equity and venture capital firms and emerging companies in venture capital and angel financings, mergers and acquisitions and general corporate matters primarily in the health care, insurance and technology industries.

She provides ongoing general counsel regarding corporate governance issues, including serving as secretary pro tem at board and committee meetings for domestic and foreign public and venture-backed entities.

Prior to joining the Firm, Kanasha served as the primary legal counsel representing State Street Corporation's Global Markets division's prime brokerage alternative principal securities lending and managed peer-to-peer securities lending business lines. Before becoming a lawyer, Kanasha was a hardware engineer at HP.

*Kanasha is only admitted in Massachusetts and New York.

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CREDENTIALS
Education
  • J.D., Boston College Law School

    Editor and Executive Board Member, Uniform Commercial Code Reporter-Digest (Journal)

     
  • M.S., Engineering Management, Northeastern University
    Concentration in Computers and Information Systems
  • B.S., Electrical Engineering, Northeastern University
    Concentration in Computer Engineering
Bar Admissions
  • Massachusetts
  • New York
Court Admissions
  • U.S. Court of Appeals for the First Circuit
  • U.S. District Court for the District of Massachusetts
Professional Affiliations
    • Exec. Vice President, Massachusetts Black Lawyers Association (2020-2021)
    • Secretary, Director and member of the Audit and Investment Committees, MassVentures (a quasi-public venture capital firm), appointed by Massachusetts Governor Deval Patrick (2011-2017)
    • Advisor, Technology Innovation Hub – Boston, Springboard Enterprises (Summer 2015)
    • Women’s Leadership Initiative Fellow, Women’s Bar Association of Massachusetts (2013-2014)
    • Fellow, The Partnership, Inc. (2012)
Community Leadership
    • Director, GuestHouse, a Chicago-based nonprofit providing temporary housing for patients and their families while undergoing medical treatment (2022-Present)
    • Member, Board of Advisors, YouthConnect (Boys and Girls Club of Massachusetts) (2013–Present)