J. Kelly Kennedy

J. Kelly Kennedy

Managing Partner
Location:
Winter Haven, Florida
Phone:
863-877-4723
888-415-5019 (Toll Free)
Fax:
863-294-8937
Email:

Areas of Practice

  • 25% Estate Planning
  • 15% Probate & Estate Administration
  • 10% Real Estate Law
  • 15% Business & Commercial Law
  • 14% Taxation
  • 6% Tax Law

Certified Legal Specialties

  • Certified Public Accountant, Florida, 1979

Bar Admissions

  • Florida, 1983
  • U.S. District Court Middle District of Florida, 1986
  • U.S. District Court Northern District of Florida, 1986
  • U.S. District Court Southern District of Florida, 1986
  • U.S. District Court Southern District of Florida Trial Bar, 1986
  • U.S. Bankruptcy Court Middle District of Florida, 1986
  • U.S. Bankruptcy Court Northern District of Florida, 1986
  • U.S. Bankruptcy Court Southern District of Florida, 1986
  • U.S. Tax Court, 1985

Education

  • University of Florida College of Law, Gainesville, Florida
    • J.D. cum laude - 1982
    • Honors: With Honors
    • Honors: Prentice Hall Bronze Plaque for Outstanding Performance in Taxation, 1981
    • Honors: American Jurisprudence Award for Excellence in Estates & Trusts, 1981
  • University of Florida, Gainesville, Florida
    • B.S.B.A. cum laude - 1977
    • Honors: With Honors
    • Major: Accounting

Representative Clients

  • Numerous Trust Companies
  • Small Business

Professional Associations and Memberships

  • American Association of Attorney/Certified Public Accountants
  • American Bar Association
  • Florida Bar Association
  • American Institute of Certified Public Accountants
  • Florida Institute of Certified Public Accountants
  • Winter Haven Bar Association, Past President
  • Guardian Ad Litem of the Tenth Judicial Circuit, Founding Director/Treasurer

Past Employment Positions

  • Straughn, Sharit, Bunn & Chilton, Attorney's at Law, Staff Attorney, 1983 - 1987
  • Deloitte & Touche, CPA's, (Miami Office), 1977 - 1980
  • Robert L. Kennedy & Co., CPA's, 1982 - 1983

Pro Bono Activities

  • Founding Director/Past President, Fruitland Park Center for Handicapped Citizens
  • Founding Director/Treasurer, Winter Haven Police Athletic League
  • Former Director, Citrus Center Boys Club
  • Former Director, Lake Region Yacht and Country Club
  • Former Director, Florida 1st Health Plans, Inc.
  • Member, Winter Haven Rotary Club
  • Member, Gator Boosters

Ancillary Businesses

  • Tax Preparation
  • Title Insurance