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Dec 2007
December 12, 2007

Jay A. Kennedy Joins Warner Norcross

Experienced tax attorney Jay A. Kennedy has joined Warner Norcross & Judd LLP.

Kennedy brings nearly three decades of corporate, non-profit and individual tax planning experience to his new role as senior counsel. Kennedy concentrates his practice in all aspects of tax law, including complex acquisitions, mergers, corporate separations, tax-dispute resolution and all aspects of Michigan tax law. He will practice in the Firm’s Southfield office.

Prior to joining Warner Norcross, Kennedy was a shareholder of Abbott Nicholson in Detroit, where he chaired the Tax and Estate Planning Practice Group.

"We are pleased to welcome Jay to Warner Norcross," said William R. Jansen, partner in charge of the Southfield office. "He brings a wealth of expertise in tax planning to the Firm and is active and involved in the Detroit community. He will be an excellent addition to our growing Southfield office."

Kennedy began his career in Detroit at Coopers & Lybrand, which is now part of PriceWaterhouseCoopers, PLLC, where he served as tax manager. He became a CPA in 1981.

Active professionally, he teaches, lectures and writes widely on tax strategies and related business issues. He has been recognized in Michigan Super Lawyers for his work in tax and estate planning. He is a member of the American Bar Associate, the State Bar of Michigan and the Detroit Bar Association. Kennedy currently chairs the Taxation Section of the State Bar of Michigan and is the past chair of the Detroit Bar's Taxation Committee and the former editor of Michigan Tax Lawyer.

Kennedy holds a bachelor of business administration with distinction from the University of Michigan and his doctor of jurisprudence cum laude from the University of Michigan Law School.

Kennedy is a native of Grosse Pointe Park, where he still resides with his wife, Laura, and their two children.

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About Warner Norcross & Judd

Warner Norcross & Judd LLP is one of the leading law firms in Michigan. With more than 200 attorneys in Southfield, Grand Rapids, Lansing, Holland and Muskegon, Warner Norcross is a full-service provider of legal services. Forty-five of our partners are listed in the 2008 edition of The Best Lawyers in America. Warner Norcross has been recognized as a national leader in client service among law firms by BTI Consulting, as one of the nation's leading employment law firms by Workforce Management and as one of the 101 Best & Brightest Companies to Work For in both the Metro Detroit area and West Michigan. The Firm represents local, statewide, regional, national and international clients in all areas of business and civil law.

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