- Litigation and Dispute Resolution
- Hospitality and Alcohol
- Banking & Financial Services
|Contact Info||Telephone: 904.346.5583|
|University ||University of Florida, B.S., Public Relations, summa cum laude, 2004; University of Florida, B.A., Political Science, cum laude, 2004|
|Law School||University of Florida College of Law, J.D., magna cum laude, 2008|
|Admitted||2008, Florida; U.S. Court of Appeals, 11th Circuit; U.S. District Court, Middle District of Florida|
Bar Association Memberships
•The Florida Bar
•Jacksonville Bar Association
•Federal Bar Association, Jacksonville Chapter
Professional & Community Involvement
•Mentor, Jacksonville Regional Chamber of Commerce Get Smart! Program
•Elijah Craig Society, Whiskey Club
•Barrister, The Masters of the Inn of Court
Mr. Kennelly is a member of Rogers Towers' Litigation Department and of the firm's Banking and Financial Services Practice Group and Alcohol Industry Team. His practice is dedicated to representing business entities and individuals in complex litigation matters and other disputes in the areas of commercial litigation, business torts, real property, and civil trial practice.
As part of the Banking and Financial Services Practice Group, Mr. Kennelly focuses primarily on enforcement of creditor's rights and defending lender liability actions, as well as representing investors in federal and state securities cases. He has particular experience serving on serving banking industry clients which have acquired failed institutions from the FDIC. The Alcohol Industry Team assists producers and retailers in the alcohol industry with such matters as obtaining and assigning liquor licenses, negotiating distribution contracts, and obtaining local government approval of production and sale.
Awards and Distinctions
• Florida Super Lawyers, “Rising Star” (Business Litigation), 2012, 2013
• Florida Trend Magazine, “Legal Elite Up & Comer”, 2012, 2013
• Executive Notes & Comments Editor, Florida Law Review
• Recipient, Book Awards in Business Organizations and Constitutional Law
• Pro Bono Certificate, University of Florida College of Law
• Florida Blue Key
• Tau Epsilon Phi fraternity
Professional and Community Involvement
• Mentor, Jacksonville Regional Chamber of Commerce Get Smart! Program
• Elijah Craig Society, Whiskey Club
Previous Professional Experience
Prior to joining Rogers Towers, Mr. Kennelly served as a law clerk to United States Circuit Judge Susan H. Black of the United States Eleventh Court of Appeals. During law school, Mr. Kennelly spent time as an intern with the United States Attorney's Office in Jacksonville.
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Usury in Florida: Penalties
Scott Jonathan Kennelly,Janet C. (Jacy) Owens, November 12, 2014
There are two “tiers” of penalties for violation of the Florida usury statutes, one civil and the other criminal, and both are severe. Civil penalties usually involve forfeiture of the entire interest charged (or contracted to be charged), such that only the principal balance may be...
Usury in Florida: Are Late Fees Usurious?
Scott Jonathan Kennelly,Janet C. (Jacy) Owens, August 15, 2014
When borrowers default under the terms of their loans, lenders often, in accordance with the loan documents, can assess late fees against the borrower. When lenders assess late fees around the time of or after a loan matures or is accelerated, however, the imposition of late fees has the potential...
FIRREA Protects Purchasing Banks Against Some Claims Disguised as Affirmative Defenses
Adam Keith Butman Brandon,Scott Jonathan Kennelly, June 20, 2014
As previously discussed on this blog, the Financial Institutions Reform, Recovery, and Enforcement Act (“FIRREA”) creates a mandatory administrative claims process for claims against the assets of failed financial institutions. If a party with a claim against a failed bank does not...
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