Kent is a partner at Pemberton Law’s Fergus
Falls office. Since 1993, Kent has built his
practice in health care law, business/corporate
and cooperative law, and banking and finance
law. Kent enjoys practicing law in the rural
setting of Fergus Falls within a law firm that has
a quality regional and state reputation.
Kent is a native of Roseau, Minnesota, and
graduated from Fergus Falls High School
before receiving his Bachelor's degree from
the University of Minnesota-Duluth, with
honors. He received his law degree from the
University of Minnesota Law School in 1993 with
honors. Kent is admitted to practice law in all
Minnesota state and the federal courts and the
Eight Circuit Court.
Kent represents healthcare organizations in
legal matters including hospitals, physician group
practices, and physicians. In his business and
corporate law practice, Kent represents many local
and regional clients, including banks, corporations,
partnerships, individuals, entrepreneurs, and
professionals in all aspects of business development and business law, including formation, operation, and succession planning, as well as purchase and sale of businesses. In his banking and finance law practice, Kent is involved with all aspects of lending law, including commercial loan documentation and work-out matters, as well as foreclosure and creditor remedies. Kent also represents a variety of clients, including national corporations, state government entities such as counties and cities, employers, banks, businesses, individuals, and insurance companies in all types of disputes in court.
Kent takes pride in giving his clients the level of personal attention they deserve and in being available when they need him. Kent's philosophy is to support clients through understanding their legal needs and helping to implement decisions and solutions to any legal need with practical, cost-effective advice. Kent has presented seminars, written journal articles, and been named a "Small Business Specialist" in the Best Lawyers Consumer Guide, a nationwide publication of lawyers nominated by their peers. Kent is also selected as a “Super Lawyer” by Minnesota Law & Politics every year.
Kent and his wife, Nancy, have four children, Brianna, Joseph, Thomas, and Elizabeth. As an avid hunter and outdoorsman, Kent enjoys the escape provided by the lakes and woods of rural Minnesota.