Practice areas

Business Litigation, Appellate, Intellectual Property Litigation, Family Law, Government Contracts, Real Estate: Consumer

Focus areas


James W. Kennedy serves as a partner at the prestigious law firm Mintz & Gold, situated in New York City. His practice primarily revolves around business litigation, intellectual property litigation, real estate law, contract matters, and business torts, catering to clients across the state of New York.

With an impressive career spanning nearly four decades, Mr. Kennedy possesses extensive expertise in a wide range of legal areas, including patents, trade secrets, partnership obligations, fiduciary duties, securities law, employment law, fraud, franchising, and shareholder rights.

Mr. Kennedy is renowned for his exceptional contributions to the legal profession, characterized by his unwavering dedication and vigorous advocacy on behalf of his clients. He leverages his profound knowledge and extensive skills to ensure his clients’ needs and expectations are met. His approach is marked by aggressive defense of his clients’ rights and the effective management of their cases, consistently prioritizing their best interests.

Graduating with honors, Mr. Kennedy earned his jurisprudence doctorate from the St. John’s University School of Law. He also served as a law secretary to a highly respected senior associate judge at the New York State Court of Appeals.

Among Mr. Kennedy’s notable achievements are:

  1. Securing a $100 million verdict in a jury trial, prevailing over a Berkshire Hathaway affiliate that owned a Philippine hydroelectric power plant and irrigation facility.
  2. Resolving a pre-recession mortgage securities dispute in a federal court through a $20 million settlement.
  3. Achieving an eight-figure settlement for a New York commercial landlord in a breach of lease dispute against a bank.

Beyond his legal career, Mr. Kennedy actively participates in his community and previously served as a board member of Gibney Dance, a nonprofit performing arts organization committed to social action and assisting domestic violence survivors.

In addition to his legal practice, Mr. Kennedy regularly delivers lectures at Columbia University’s Technology Management program, focusing on the intricacies of intellectual property law.

Rate us and Write a Review

Your review is recommended to be at least 140 characters long


Show all timings
  • Monday09:00 AM - 05:00 PM
  • Tuesday09:00 AM - 05:00 PM
  • Wednesday09:00 AM - 05:00 PM
  • Thursday09:00 AM - 05:00 PM
  • Friday09:00 AM - 05:00 PM
building Own or work here? Claim Now! Claim Now!