Kanasha Herbert

Kanasha S. Herbert

Senior Counsel
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Kanasha Herbert has a broad corporate law background with significant experience representing companies and entrepreneurs in mergers and acquisitions, venture capital transactions, securities finance and compliance, intercompany spin-off and wind-down transactions, and corporate governance matters. She regularly represents private equity funds in portfolio acquisitions and venture capital funds, angel investors and emerging growth companies in debt and equity financings. She was previously an associate at two large Boston-based international law firms.

Kanasha has represented clients across multiple industries, including life sciences, high-tech, manufacturing, insurtech and facilities services and management.

Kanasha Herbert has a broad corporate law background with significant experience representing companies and entrepreneurs in mergers and acquisitions, venture capital transactions, securities finance and compliance, intercompany spin-off and wind-down transactions, and corporate governance matters. She regularly represents private equity funds in portfolio acquisitions and venture capital funds, angel investors and emerging growth companies in debt and equity financings. She was previously an associate at two large Boston-based international law firms.

Kanasha has represented clients across multiple industries, including life sciences, high-tech, manufacturing, insurtech and facilities services and management.

Prior to joining the Firm, Kanasha was Vice President and Senior Counsel at State Street Corporation, where she served as the primary legal counsel representing its Global Markets division's prime brokerage alternative principal securities lending and managed peer-to-peer securities lending business lines, including providing legal advice to the division on product and regulatory related matters and representing the division in contract negotiations with hedge funds, mutual funds and other institutional investor clients. She was also previously an associate at two large Boston-based law firms.

Kanasha was a hardware engineer for HP Inc. prior to attending law school.

*Kanasha is only admitted in Massachusetts and New York. 

Kanasha’s representative experience includes:
  • Represented a pharmacy benefits manager in a management buyout
  • Genesis Volatility, a crypto options analytics platform provider, in its acquisition by Amberdata
  • Natural Polymers, LLC, a manufacturer of spray polyurethane foam products, in its acquisition by Owens Corning
  • Rapid Genomics, a provider of mid-to high-density Next Generation Sequencing kits and services for genotyping, in its sale to LGC, Biosearch Technologies
  • Represented an international health insurance company in its purchase of a majority interest in a business concern with an enterprise value of $100 million which furnishes health benefit plan administration and provider network access to employers and other third parties on a regional basis
  • Represented facilities management company in its $72 million acquisition of a commercial janitorial services company
  • Represented a major insurance carrier in connection with its investment of $50 million in a Series E Preferred Stock issued by a healthcare analytics corporation
  • Represented a behavioral health platform provider  in its $33 million Series B Preferred Stock capital raise transaction
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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 Computer and Information Systems
  • B.S., Electrical Engineering, Northeastern University
    Concentration in Computer Engineering
Bar Admissions
  • Massachusetts
  • New York
  • Illinois (Admission Pending)
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)