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The Firm was founded by Patrick J. Kennedy, Jr., over thirty years ago to provide corporate, securities, regulatory and transactional counsel to public and private companies. Since inception, the Firm has concentrated on the financial services industry with a particular focus on community banks and their shareholders, directors and officers. The Firm represents other businesses and nonprofits, including lenders and borrowers in a broad range of financing transactions including tax credit programs such as the New Markets Tax Credit program and other innovative structures and sources of financing.

Our attorneys possess a comprehensive understanding of virtually all matters relating to the ownership and management of financial institutions and public and private business organizations, with particular emphasis on financing, strategy and governance. Due to our specialized practice, we are uniquely positioned to aid clients in reaching their operating goals and objectives and identifying new opportunities for product, service and corporate expansion.


Kennedy Sutherland LLP is dedicated to providing the highest quality legal services to our clients. Our client service is the foundation of our law firm. At every level of our organization, we are dedicated to providing outstanding value to our clients.

Integrity, Professionalism and Excellence: We have a rich tradition of providing the highest quality of legal services to our clients, while observing the highest standards of integrity and ethics at all times. We pride ourselves on delivering value to our clients by staffing matters cost-effectively and using resources efficiently.

Clients Come First: We listen to clients, seek their feedback, and work collaboratively on all projects. We understand our client’s time is valuable and will return calls promptly, communicate effectively, and explain matters thoroughly. Whenever and wherever, we are available to our clients when they need us.

Collaborate for Results: We are invested in our clients, which is why you will find us working hard to stay up to date and learn our clients’ industries, businesses, concerns, and strategic objectives. By leveraging our strengths and anticipating our clients’ needs we are able to deliver practical solutions and provide proactive advice.

Technology: We are committed to staying abreast of technological advances in legal research as well as continuing to invest in technology that supports our clients’ needs. We utilize various technology platforms to increase efficiency and to better serve our clients.

Loyalty: We have been advocates for our clients for decades. Our respect and intense loyalty to those we represent is why many of the Firm’s clients keep coming back year after year. We are proud of these enduring relationships and look forward to continuing our services to them for decades to come.


We are honored, committed and proud to support and give back to the organizations and businesses in our area. We care deeply about the community in which we work and live, which is why we are active in a variety of civic, community, church, educational and charitable organizations. Each member of our team is honored and privileged to donate their time and talents to serve in leadership roles, aid in fundraising, work with non-profits and governing boards and support charities, school programs and youth organizations. We take great pride in the community and look forward to serving the San Antonio area for years to come.

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