- Florida Coastal School of Law, J.D., summa cum laude
- Jacksonville University, M.B.A.
- University of North Texas, B.A.
Bar and Court Admissions
- The Florida Bar
Kayla Haines Herrin
Kayla is a go-to transactional lawyer for companies undergoing change. She focuses her practice on general corporate matters, including merger and acquisition deals, entity structuring, joint ventures, financing transactions and other business and governance matters.
Clients value Kayla’s business acumen in addition to her legal experience. She regularly works with GCs as outside counsel and often serves as the de facto internal legal team for smaller companies. Although many corporate lawyers have a finance background, they may not understand all the practical decisions that occur in the C-suite. That’s where Kayla stands apart: She earned her MBA, has worked closely with executives on corporate strategy and brings a holistic perspective that considers how legal decisions ultimately impact business operations.
Kayla also advises healthcare clients on complex and frequently changing healthcare laws, and assists corporate and healthcare clients with acquisitions and other business transactions. Her responsibilities include reviewing agreements, preparing closing documents, coordinating disclosure schedules and other due diligence activities.
Kayla serves on the Jacksonville Women Lawyers Association’s Board of Directors as President for the 2022-2023 year. She also serves on the Board for the Jacksonville Bar Association’s Young Lawyers Section. She has been named a “Leader in Law” by the Florida Association for Women Lawyers, “Rising Star” by Florida Super Lawyers and an “Up and Comer” by Florida Trend. In her free time, Kayla enjoys cheering on her hometown Tampa Bay sports teams with her husband, Matt, and their rescue dog, Palmer.
Representation of an agricultural business in the sale of the company with a purchase price of approximately $80 million
Representation of a toy manufacturer in its purchase of another toy manufacturer pursuant to a Section 363 Sale with a purchase price of approximately $16 million
Representation of the largest Mack truck distributor in the United States in the acquisition of various Mack truck, Volvo and Isuzu dealerships in the Southeastern U.S.
Representation of a client in connection with a $5 million credit facility
Florida Association of Women Lawyers
- Leader in the Law, 2021
- "Ones to Watch," 2021
- "Up and Comer," 2020-2022
Florida Super Lawyers
- “Rising Star,” 2018-2022
- Pro Bono Honors Award
Jacksonville Women Lawyers Association
- President (2022-2023)
- Board of Directors (2017-2023)
Jacksonville Bar Association, Young Lawyers Section
- Secretary (2022-2023)
- Board of Governors (2019-2023)
Jacksonville Bar Association
- Transactional Law Section, Chair (2021-2022)
- The Chester Bedell American Inn of Court
Florida Coastal School of Law Alumni Association (2017-2019)
- President of the Jacksonville Chapter
Clarke Schools for Hearing and Speech
- Leadership Council member
The Florida Bar Annual Convention Committee