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John Kenney

Since 1997, John Kenney has been helping families, individuals and business owners with estate planning, asset protection, wealth preservation and transfer and tax minimization.
 
A sought after expert, John is the author of several articles and has presented nearly a hundred seminars throughout the country to audiences of potential clients and his contemporaries in the legal and tax field.
 
John serves as a Commander in the US Navy JAG Corps currently as a Deputy Staff Judge Advocate for the Navy Region Northwest Reserve Component Command.

Primary location: Poulsbo Office
(360) 850-1049

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Primary Areas of Practice:

  • Estate Planning
  • Asset Protection
  • Tax law
  • Business Law
  • Real Estate

Admitted to Practice In:

  • Washington State - 2002
  • Arizona - 2002
  • Utah - 1997

Professional & Bar Memberships:

  • Washington State Bar Association ◦Member, Legal Assistance to Military Personnel Section
  • Arizona State Bar Association
  • Utah State Bar Association
  • WealthCounsel - Member
  • Kitsap County Estate Planning Council - President, 2011-12
  • Harrison Medical Center Foundation - Board Member
  • Bremerton Historic Ships Association - Board Member,

Honors: 

  • University of Utah College of Law ◦Minority Law Caucus President, 1996-1997
  • Minority Law Caucus Scholarship recipient, 1997

Military Awards:

  • Rear Admiral Hugh H. Howell, Jr. Award of Excellence, which is awarded annually to two outstanding junior officers in the Navy JAG Reserves, 2007
  • Navy Commendation Medal (Second Award) 2007 and 2000, Navy Achievement Medal, 1999

Publications: 

  • Can Your Business Be Stolen? - Washington CEO, December 14, 2007
  • 7 Deadly Sins of Business Owners - Lineberry Kenney website, November 17, 2006
  • Property Owners Have Ways to Protect Themselves - Puget Sound Business Journal, September 18, 2006
  • Will Your Business Survive You? - Kitsap Peninsula Business Journal, September 9, 2006
  • It Takes More Than a Business Plan to Protect Your Assets - Kitsap Peninsula Business Journal, June 5, 2006
  • Understanding Revocable Living Trusts - Lineberry Kenney website, November 15, 2004
  • Seven Myths of Estate Planning - Lineberry Kenney website, October 15, 2004
  • Toward a zero estate tax and a good conscience with Charitable Estate Planning - Lineberry Kenney website, September 17, 2004

Presentations:

  • “Asset Protection Overview” - Building Strength Webinars, December 6, 2011
  • “Estate Planning Basics”, “Asset Protection Overview”, “Business Planning and Structures”, “Charitable Estate Planning”, “IRA and Retirement Plan Protection” -  Vista Financial Planning Group, Multiple Webinars, November and December 2011 
  • “Advanced Medical Directives” - Harrison Medical Center, October 12, 2011
  • “Self Directed Investing for IRA and Retirement Plans” -  Viking Bank, June 21, 2011
  • “Laying The Groundwork”, “Business Entities”, Going Offshore”, “Advanced Real Estate Protection”, “Sophisticated Insurance Planning”, “Retirement Fund Planning and Protection” - National Business Institute’s Cutting-Edge Asset Protection Skills and Techniques seminar, June 15, 2011
  • “Estate Planning for Donors” - Harrison Medical Center, May 25, 2011
  • “Charitable Estate Planning Strategies Every Planner Should Know” - Harrison Medical Center, Lunch and Learn for Professional Advisors, May 12, 2011
  • “Asset Protection and Strategies for Real Estate Investors” - The Legacy Financial Group, March 12, 2011
  • “Structuring Your Real Estate Invesment Business For Asset Protection and Tax Reduction” - Real Estate Association of Puget Sound Boot Camp, October 30, 2010
  • “Estate Planning Fundamentals” - Windermere Real Estate Senior Real Estate Specialist Class, October 26 and 29, 2010
  • “Proper Entity Structuring for Real Estate Investing” - Vestus, September 9, 2010

Education:

  • University of Washington School of Law - LL.M. (Taxation), 2004
  • University of Utah College of Law – Juris Doctor, 1997
  • Brigham Young University – Bachelor of Arts, 1993
  • United States Army Judge Advocate General's School Tax Course, 1998
  • United States Army Judge Advocate General's School Legal Assistance Course, 1998
  • United States Navy Naval Justice School Basic Lawyer Course, 1997
  • United States Navy Officer Indoctrination School, 1996