A Kansas City native, attorney John Kennyhertz previously served General Counsel for a Kansas City-based private equity firm, and now focuses his practice on business transactions and corporate law matters.
As an M&A lawyer, John has a unique set of skills and experience having represented parties on all sides of a transaction. In his former capacity as General Counsel, Mr. Kennyhertz was responsible for the oversight and management of the private equity firm’s non-real estate legal matters, as well as the risk management and compliance for each entity comprising the firm’s portfolio. Prior to this role, Mr. Kennyhertz spent 2011 advising various private equity firms on initiatives relating to M&A and financial services from his west coast office in Newport Beach, California.
A career attorney with expertise in M&A, contract law, transaction law, financial services and corporate litigation, Mr. Kennyhertz began his career at Wallace, Saunders, Austin, Brown and Enochs, working on complex litigation, insurance defense, employment law and workers’ compensation.
Mr. Kennyhertz has extensive experience in the areas of corporate structure; finance; domestic and international e-commerce; debt collection; consumer data privacy; ACH and payment systems; MSB licensing; online marketing and lead generation.
Mr. Kennyhertz not only advises clients through complex merges and acquisitions, but as well on Federal statutes and regulations, including Fair Debt Collections Practices Act (FDCPA), Gramm-Leach-Bliley Act (“GBL”), Federal Trade Commission (“FTC”) and Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (“CFPB”) compliance issues. He provides a unique blend of legal, technical and practical business advice.