KENNETH A. KANFER was born and raised in Philadelphia and was admitted to the New York and Pennsylvania Bars in 1988.
Kenny’s broad-based practice includes representation of businesses and individuals in real estate transactions, complex commercial and corporate transactions, commercial litigation and matrimonial law.
Kenny’s contributions and commitment to the judicial system have been recognized:
In 2017, Kenny was appointed to serve as a member of the Judiciary Committee of the New York City Bar Association. He joins a select group of attorneys charged with reviewing the written applications and interviewing every judicial nominee for all state and federal courts in the five boroughs of New York, candidates for District Attorney in the five boroughs, and nominees for US Attorney for the Southern and Eastern Districts of New York;
In 2011, the Hon. Jonathan Lippman, then Chief Judge of New York State, appointed Kenny to serve on the Task Force on Commercial Litigation in the 21st Century. The Task Force issued a Report and Recommendation on how the judiciary can position itself to ensure that New York retains its role as the global epicenter of commerce and finance;
In 2006, Kenny was appointed by the Hon. Jonathan Lippman, then Chief Administrative Judge of New York, to serve as a member of the Advisory Council for the Housing Part of the Civil Court of the City of New York. The Advisory Council evaluates and recommends candidates for appointment to the Housing Court of the City of New York;
In 2004, Kenny was appointed by the Hon. Judith S. Kaye, then Chief Judge of New York State, to serve on the Commission to Examine Solo and Small Firm Practice. The Commission issued a Report which examined the challenges facing solo and small firm practitioners in New York and made recommendations intended to streamline court practices.
Kenny proudly devotes substantial time to pro bono assignments. He currently serves as a Vice President of Temple Israel Center in White Plains, New York and has been a member of the synagogue’s Executive Committee for the last decade. Kenny also volunteers to the Pro Bono Partnership, a national provider of free business and transactional legal services to nonprofit organizations.
Syracuse University, JD, 1987
Syracuse University, BS, 1984