Ryan P. Kennedy Named Among the New Leaders of the Bar

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PRINCETON, NJ, May 18, 2017 – Stevens & Lee‘s Ryan P. Kennedy was recently named one of the New Leaders of the Bar by the New Jersey Law Journal.

Determined by a distinguished panel of outside professionals, New Leaders of the Bar identifies and recognizes lawyers under the age of 40 who represent the future of the legal profession in New Jersey.

Mr. Kennedy is Of Counsel in the firm’s Princeton, NJ, office where he focuses his practice on real estate and government contracts. Mr. Kennedy represents private and government clients in all aspects of real estate acquisition, lending and development, with particular emphasis on land use, redevelopment, condemnation and transit-oriented development.

He represents property owners in real estate tax appeals throughout the state of New Jersey and has advised both government and private entities in the area of state and local tax incentive programs, including negotiating PILOT agreements, tax abatements and redevelopment area bonds. He also regularly advises clients on New Jersey election and campaign finance as well as pay-to-play law, and assists public and private entities with all aspects of procurement and government contracting.

In addition to his recognition as among the New Leaders of the Bar by the New Jersey Law Journal, Mr. Kennedy was named a New Jersey Super Lawyer Rising Star from 2014 through 2017. Active in the community, he has served as President of the Board of Directors of the Hopewell Valley YMCA since 2014 and is currently a Vice President of the Friends of Hopewell Valley Open Space, Inc., and a member of the Hopewell Borough Planning Board. Mr. Kennedy also chairs the MIDJersey Chamber of Commerce Hopewell Valley Chapter and has been appointed to both the Hopewell Borough and Lawrence Township Economic Development Committees.

Mr. Kennedy has a J.D., cum laude, from Seton Hall University School of Law and a B.A. from Boston College. He resides in Hopewell Borough, NJ.

Founded in 1928, Stevens & Lee is a full-service law firm representing clients on a regional, national and international scale. We have established a reputation as one of the preeminent providers of sophisticated legal services in the region. We regularly handle some of the most complex and challenging transactions and litigation in the country for clients in a variety of industries. Our professionals are based in 13 offices in Pennsylvania, New Jersey, Delaware, New York City and South Carolina.