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Alfreida B. Kenny, Esq.

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Areas of Law

  • Mediation
  • Guardianships
  • Receiverships
  • Elder Law
  • Trusts and Estates
  • Surrogate’s Court Practice
  • Real Estate Transactions

Experience & Credentials

Admission Details

  • 1975, Pennsylvania
  • 1976, New York
  • 1976, United States District Court for the Southern District of New York
  • 1976, United States District Court for the Eastern District of New York
  • 1981, U.S. Supreme Court
  • 1982, U.S. Court of Appeals, Sixth Circuit

Law School Attended

  • Columbia University School of Law
    Class of 1975
    J.D.

University Attended

  • Syracuse University
    Class of 1972
    A.B.

Associations & Memberships

  • The Association of the Bar of the City of New York, Member (Executive Committee, 1993-1998), Member, (Committee on Trusts and Estates and Surrogate’s Courts, 1992-1995), Chair, Thurgood Marshall Summer Internship Program, 2000-2005; New York State Bar Association Member, Elder Law Section (Executive Committee 2000-2010); Alternate Dispute Resolution Section (Executive Committee 2012 -); American Bar Association (Member, Alternate Dispute Section, Member, Real Property, Trust and Estate Law); New York County Lawyers’ Association (Co-Chair, Trusts and Estates Legislation and Governmental Affairs Committee, 1996-1998)

Articles

  • April 2013, “How to Proceed as Guardian of the Person and Property”, published by Practising Law Institute; “Advanced Directives, Implements for Future Care,” December 18, 2009, October 13, 2005, November 1, 2004, November 12, 2002, Published by New York County Lawyers’ Association; “Guardianship of the Person,” December 1, 2009, December 10, 2007, Published by New York County Lawyers’ Association and New York City Bar; “The New Power of Attorney Statute,” July 28, 2009, Published by the Lesbian and Gay Law Association of Greater New York; “Guardianship Under Article 81 of the Mental Hygiene Law, Article 17 and Article 17-A of the Surrogate’s Court Procedure Act and Article 12 of Civil Practice Law and Rules,” April 23, 2008, May 6, 2005, Published by New York County Lawyers’ Association and New York City Bar; “Preliminary Examination: So You Want to Open Your Own Law Firm?” April 3, 2007, Published by New York County Lawyers’ Association and New York City Bar; “Practical Considerations: Managing Your Law Office and Trying to Stay Sane at the Same Time,” October 2004, Published by New York County Lawyers’ Association and New York City Bar; “Preparing the Petitioner-Client for Guardianship Proceeding,” January 5, 2006, Published by New York City Bar; “The Court Evaluator,” October 29, 2005, April 1, 1999, Published by New York County Lawyers’ Association, The Association of the Bar of the City of New York, Practising Law Institute and other bar associations; “Guardianships Under Article 17 and Article 17-A of the Surrogate’s Court Procedure Act and Supplemental Needs Trusts,” March 28, 2003, Published by New York County Lawyers’ Association; “Is Article 81 the Appropriate Vehicle to Address the Needs of the Mentally Ill?” June 28, 2001, Published by New York State Judicial Institute, The Association of the Bar of the City of New York, New York County Lawyers’ Association and Lorman Education Services; “Burdens of Proof in Article 81 Proceedings and Beyond to Surrogate’s Court to Continue Combat by Litigation,” October 9, 2002, Published by The Association of the Bar of the City of New York and New York County Lawyers’ Association; “Subtle and Not So Subtle Changes in the Practice of Adult Guardianship Under Article 81 of the Mental Hygiene Law,” January 14, 2002, Published by New York State Bar Association; “Physician-Patient Privilege Issues in Article 81 Proceedings,” June 28, 1999, May 6, 1998, Published by New York State Unified Court System, Summer Judicial Seminar, 1999 & 1998, The Association of the Bar of the City of New York and New York County Lawyers’ Association; “Issues Presented in Article 81 Proceedings that May Require Judicial Intervention,” Published by New York State Unified Court System, Summer Judicial Seminar, 1999; “Recent Significant Disclosure Cases,” May 1999 and June 14, 1999, Published by The Association of the Bar of the City of New York and Practising Law Institute; “The Voting Rights Act of 1965 and Minority Access to the Political Process,” Columbia Human Rights Law Review, Vol. 6, No. 1, Spring 1974.

Experience

  • Principal, Law Office of Alfreida B. Kenny; Partner, Cooper, Liebowitz, Royster & Kenny; Partner, Cooper & Kenny; Assistant General Counsel, Harper & Row Publishers, Inc.; Special Counsel, New York City Housing Authority; Associate, Weil, Gotshal & Manges.
  • Arbitrator, American Arbitration Association; Arbitrator, FINRA.
  • Mediator, United States District Court, SDNY; Mediator, Supreme Court of the State of New York, New York County.
  • Instructor, New York University School of Law, Legal Analysis, Writing and Research; Adjunct Professor, Pace University, Real Property; Adjunct Professor, CUNY Law School, Small Law Firm Management.

Reported Cases

  • In Re Kenny, 777 N.Y.S. 2d 432 (1st Dept., 2004); Perez v Rodino, 184 Misc. 2d 855, 710 N.Y.S. 2d 770 (Sup. Ct., NY Co., 2000); Bailey v 800 Grand Concourse Owners, Inc., 199 A.D. 2d 1, 604 N.Y.S. 2d 562 (1st Dept., 1993); Lloyd Biggle, Jr. and Damon Knight v Harper & Row, Publishers, Inc., 675 F.2d 107 (6th Cir., 1982); Linden v Harper & Row Publishers, 490 F. Supp. 297 (SDNY, 1980); Holy Spirit Association for Unification of World Christianity v Harper & Row, Publishers, Inc., 101 Misc.2d 30, 420 N.Y.S. 2d 56 (Sup. Ct., NY Co., 1979).

 

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