Jeffrey J. Kennedy

Jeff concentrates his practice on a wide variety of corporate and securities matters.
Jeffrey J. Kennedy

Jeff assists public and private companies on a range of complex business transactions, including public offerings, private placements, mergers and acquisitions, and private equity fund formation and operation. Notably, he has experience assisting clients with the preparation of 1933 and 1934 Act filings, including the formation of special purpose acquisition companies (SPACs) or “blank check companies.”

Jeff has performed due diligence and drafted registration statements and memoranda for numerous securities offerings and strategic acquisitions. He has also prepared subscription agreements and side letters in connection with investments by private equity firms, charitable organizations, and high-net-worth individuals.

Jeff brings a unique, empathetic approach to his practice, working one-on-one to craft tailored solutions to client issues.


  • “Significant New Private Fund Rules Adopted by SEC,” ArentFox Schiff Alert (Sep. 11, 2023)

Boards, Memberships & Certifications

  • Member, Chicago Bar Association
  • Member, The National LGBTQ+ Bar

Life Beyond the Law

Jeff has a strong passion for gardening and plants. In his free time, he likes to go hiking and camping, and is always ready to explore Chicago’s many breweries.