A Kansas City native, attorney John Kennyhertz founded Kennyhertz Perry in 2013 along with his cofounder, and law partner, Braden Perry. John has served as the Managing Partner since the firm began adding attorneys in early 2018. In this role, John is responsible for the overall direction of the firm and its growth. Under his leadership, the firm has grown to a total of 14 lawyers and over 800 active matters. John still maintains a dynamic law practice himself, focused on business transactions and corporate law matters. Prior to starting Kennyhertz Perry, John served as General Counsel for a Kansas City-based private equity firm where he 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.
A career attorney with expertise in contract law, transaction law, financial services, and corporate litigation, John began his career at Wallace, Saunders, Austin, Brown, and Enochs, working on complex litigation, insurance defense, employment law, and workers’ compensation. He then spent several years as general counsel for a local private equity firm – a holding company with various corporate holdings and investments in multiple industries. John has extensive experience in the areas of domestic and international e-commerce; debt collection; consumer data privacy; ACH and payment systems; MSB licensing; online marketing and lead generation. John advises clients on federal statutes and regulations, including the 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.
John is a graduate of Washburn University School of Law (J.D. 2005) and The University of Kansas (B.S., business administration, 2001). During his time in law school, John was a member of the Washburn University School of Law Trial Team and a Student Instructor for Contracts I and II. John is admitted to practice law in Kansas and Missouri.