Kennedy Sutherland LLP
Patrick J. Kennedy Jr.
Mr. Kennedy is the managing partner of Kennedy Sutherland LLP. Mr. Kennedy and his firm specialize in representing banks and financial institutions throughout the United States on corporate, securities and regulatory matters.
Mr. Kennedy helped promote federal legislation allowing Subchapter S elections by banks and thrifts. He organized the Subchapter S Bank Association in 1997 to serve banks and thrifts electing Subchapter S taxation and currently serves as its President. He and his firm have assisted banks and their owners throughout the United States on Subchapter S conversion as well as mergers/acquisitions and other bank regulatory and corporate matters.
He served as Chairman of the International Law Section of the State Bar of Texas; Chairman of the World Affairs Council of San Antonio; Chairman of the Retail and Consumer Banking Law Subcommittee of the American Bar Association. He is a member of the Board of Directors of the Independent Bankers of Texas. He has chaired a number of professional conferences on international and financial institutions law and is a frequent author and lecturer on these subjects.
William D. Sutherland VI
Mr. Sutherland is a partner at Kennedy Sutherland LLP. Mr. Sutherland's focus is providing guidance to financial institutions in strategic and succession planning, management and management structure, and improving risk management practices.
Mr. Sutherland has spent most of his career in executive management positions in both the banking and manufacturing industries. He continues to focus on risk management and management theory and the practical application of these theories in the financial services industry.
He is a member of the American Bar Association, Banking Law Committee and the State Bar of Texas. Mr. Sutherland received his B.A. in Government from The University of Texas at Austin and J.D. from St. Mary's University School of Law.