Kelly L. Herrmann

Sioux Falls
Kelly is a corporate and transactional attorney practicing in the areas of corporate and business law, mergers and acquisitions, and real estate. She represents established family and owner managed businesses, entrepreneurs, and individuals in various industries, such as real estate, engineering, manufacturing, hospitality, healthcare, agri-business, and consumer products.


Representative Matters

  • Kelly represented RESPEC, Inc. in its acquisition of PDC Engineers combining two entities to do business as a 100 percent employee-owned company with revenues of $80 million. The combined organization operates from 20 offices in 14 states and two Canadian provinces and employ more than 450 technical professionals.
  • Kelly represented TSP, Inc. and its shareholders in the establishment of a new Employee Stock Ownership Plan and the financing and sale of a majority of the outstanding shares to the Employee Stock Ownership Plan.

Professional Highlights

Judicial Clerkships

Hon. Karen E. Schreier, U.S. District Court for the District of South Dakota, 2016-2018

Recognition & Accomplishments

North Star Lawyer, Minnesota Bar Association, 2020


"Filling the Cracks: Why Problem-Solving Courts are Needed to Address Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorders in the Criminal Justice System," The Scholar: St. Mary's Law Review on Race and Social Justice, Vol. 18, No. 2, 2016



Michigan State University College of Law (J.D., summa cum laude, 2016)
Managing Editor, Michigan State Law Review
Brief Writer, Michigan State Appellate Moot Court

South Dakota State University (B.A., summa cum laude, 2013)



South Dakota