“I protect clients interest and help them achieve their goals.” – Kevin P. Kennedy
Shulman Rogers, is one of the largest, most respected law firms serving clients throughout Maryland D.C.,Virginia, across the United States and worldwide, in a wide range of personal and business legal services. Founded in 1972, the firm and its highly skilled attorneys provide corporate services including business planning, mergers and acquisitions, securities, employment, intellectual property, immigration, government contracting, tax, telecommunications, cybersecurity, corporate governance, as well as other areas. In addition, the firm has vast experience in real estate transactions, both commercial and residential closings, leasing, landlord-tenant, commercial development, acquisition, sales and related matters. Their litigators offer extensive experience in complex litigation, and all methods of dispute resolution including mediation and arbitration. Personal legal services include trust and estate planning, family law, real estate settlements, medical malpractice and personal injury. Shulman Rogers vision is to set the standard of excellence and value in the performance of legal services, the attorneys help clients achieve success in their businesses and in their lives.
Kevin P. Kennedy, Chair of the Firm’s Builder/Developer practice group, is admitted to practice law in the District of Columbia and Maryland. He concentrates his practice in the representation of home builders and land developers, both residential and commercial, with a particular emphasis in real estate contract, land use, administrative and construction litigation and trials. Kevin represents many national and regional home builders, both as outside general counsel and as litigation and dispute resolution/avoidance counsel. While keeping an active trial and litigation practice (with many “wins” in large, complex cases to his credit; see Results), Kevin is also conversant in real estate transactions, land use entitlements and municipal law in all local jurisdictions and actively consults with many of the firm’s clients concerning real estate transactions, entitlements and contract documentation, with a particular view toward cost-effective deal point enforcement and litigation avoidance.
Widely known for his legal scholarship and tenacity, Mr. Kennedy’s clients also appreciate his negotiation prowess and problem solving approach, which helps leverage cost-effective dispute resolution for his clients, tapping his knowledge of deals to craft whatever restructure or complex settlement documentation is needed to shrink and eliminate disputes, often in their infancy. Kevin has also sat on the Firm’s 9-partner board of directors for many years and remains active in all respects of law firm management.
His clients appreciate Kevin’s knowledge of their business, business acumen and proactive problem solving approach, including updates to boilerplate consumer and commercial contracts (including homebuilder outsale documents, HOA and condominium documents) to lawfully include dispositive defenses to foreseeable claims, potentially devolving from those transactions.
Kevin and his team have also consistently helped clients shrink, eliminate, settle and successfully win at trial and/or on appeal scores of disputes involving either real or alleged exposure in the range of several hundred million dollars in the aggregate. Because he understands the nature of his clients’ businesses and because Kevin seeks to establish long-term relationships with his clients, Kevin is also amenable to alternative fee arrangements and billing rates tailored to the size and complexity of the matters entrusted.
Kevin is a graduate of the University of Maryland, receiving his B.A., 1980, and his J.D School of Law., 1983. He is a member of the Bar Association of Montgomery County and the Maryland Building Industry Association.
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