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PRACTICE AREAS:
  • Real Estate
  • Project Financing and Development
  • Business Entities
  • International Business Transactions
  • Sustainable Forestry
PAST AND PRESENT ASSOCIATIONS/AFFILIATIONS:
  • Houston Bar Foundation Charter Fellow
  • Monterrey (Mex.) Lawyers Exchange Committee
  • American Bar Association
  • State Bar of Texas
  • Texas Bar Foundation Life Fellow
  • City of Houston Official Conduct Review Committee
  • Texas' Top Rated Lawyers, Real Estate
  • Tejas Vaqueros
  • The Sons Of The Republic Of Texas
  • Gulf Coast Conservation Association
  • Houston Livestock Show & Rodeo Club
  • Executive Committee, The Twelfth Man Foundation
  • Board and Officer, Association Of Former Students, Texas A&M University
  • Board and President, Southwest Houston A&M Club
  • Rotary International
BAR AND COURT ADMISSIONS:
  • State Bar of Texas, 1966
  • Houston Bar Association
  • United States District Court, Southern District of Texas, 1967
  • United States Supreme Court, 1976
EDUCATION:
  • B.B.A. (Finance), Texas A&M University, 1963
  • J.D. (Law), Southern Methodist University, 1966
  • Legal Fraternity: Phi Alpha Delta
EXPERIENCE:
Mr. Kennerly has extensive experience representing individuals, private and public companies, and financial institutions in a wide variety of transactional matters, primarily involving industrial and office building development, project financing and industrial project engineering, procurement and construction.

His practice includes experience and academics in development and management of land for petroleum, agricultural and sustained forest uses in the United States, Caribbean and in Central America.

The Kennerly Firm is dedicated to helping clients navigate through the network of domestic and international real estate and industrial development transactions.

The Firm focuses primarily on large commercial, industrial and hospitality-related projects.

REPRESENTATIVE EXPERIENCE IN THE FOLLOWING ENDEAVORS:


National food franchise site selection, construction and franchising management within the states of Texas, New York and Arizona.

Construction development of apartments, condominiums, industrial subdivisions and retail restaurant centers in Texas and California.

Development of office/showrooms/warehouse/ industrial facilities built to suit high credit international company's specifications in Texas, Pennsylvania, Florida, Georgia, Oklahoma and Mexico.

International retail food business site selection, financing, construction, management and sale in Texas.

Development of several Houston skyscraper office buildings, including oversight of financing, construction, management, leasing and sale.

Development of multi-state wholesale fertilizer production, including international search for site for ammonia production facility including oversight of engineering, procurement and construction contracting undertakings in Mexico, Trinidad and Venezuela.

Contracting by multiple Texas investment companies for national petroleum concession opportunities in Trinidad, Suriname, Guyana, Belize and Guatemala.

Host industry site acquisition, construction and management of resort hotels, including golf course, marina, condominium and villa projects in Texas, Belize, Guatemala and Honduras.

Creation and management of homeowner associations within subdivisions and resort projects representing developers and homeowners.

Operations of international timber investment and management entities owning and leasing large acreages of sustainable forest, notably in Texas and Belize, Central America.

SIGNIFICANT RECENT ENGAGEMENTS:


Coordination of counsel in Honduras for development of a luxury hotel within a seaside resort including an 18 hole golf course community.

Coordination of counsel in Belize for purchase of large agricultural tracts for production of agricultural feed stock for development of an ethanol plant.
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Tom Kennerly