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Contact Information


  • 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 H. 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, “Ones to Watch” by Best Lawyers in America, “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.

Representative Matters

  • 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
  • Best Lawyers
    • "Ones to Watch," 2022-2023
  • Florida Trend
    • "Up and Comer," 2020-2022
  • Florida Super Lawyers
    • “Rising Star,” 2018-2022
  • Pro Bono Honors Award
  • Attorney at Law Magazine
    • Young Lawyers of Jacksonville, 2022

Professional Activities

  • 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
    • member