Kayla Haines Herrin

Kayla Haines Herrin

Smith Hulsey & Busey

Recognized since 2022

Jacksonville, Florida

Practice Areas

Business Organizations (including LLCs and Partnerships)

Corporate Law

Mergers and Acquisitions Law

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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 Treasurer for the 2020-2021 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.


  • One Independent Drive, Suite 3300
    Jacksonville, FL 32202

Smith Hulsey & Busey
Headquarters: Jacksonville, Florida

21 The Best Lawyers in America® awards

3 Best Lawyers: Ones to Watch® in America awards

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Recognized in Best Lawyers: Ones to Watch® in America 2023 for work in:

  • Business Organizations (including LLCs and Partnerships)
  • Corporate Law
  • Mergers and Acquisitions Law

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