J. Kent Friedman

J. Kent Friedman is a partner in the Public Law Practice Group in the Houston office of Haynes and Boone, LLP.

A veteran corporate/transactional lawyer as well as Houston civic leader, Kenny is the current chairman of the board of the Harris County-Houston Sports Authority, the public entity that guided the building of Minute Maid Park, Reliant Stadium, Toyota Center and the BBVA Compass Dynamo Stadium.

Kenny's practice is primarily in the corporate and transactional areas, and he has represented a number of highly successful entrepreneurs.

Kenny's experience spans a wide range of business transactional matters, as well as the representation of public entities or clients that interact with public entities. In addition, he has participated in numerous corporate governance and highly contentious disputes of various kinds.

Kenny has received a number of community awards, including the Houston Bar Association Auxiliary's Leon Jaworski Award given annually to a Houston Bar Association member who has made the most significant contributions to the civic and cultural life of Houston.

Kenny currently serves on the advisory board of the Hermann Park Conservancy, and on the boards of the Harris County Precinct One Street Olympics, Texas Bowl and the Leo Baeck Educational Center Foundation.

He also serves as Vice Chairman of the Board and General Counsel of MAXXAM Inc, a diversified, publicly traded holding company with extensive interests in various businesses as well as a member of the Board of Camac Energy, Inc., an oil and gas exploration company, with interests primarily in Africa.

Good to know

Areas of Practice 1) Public Law, 2) Public Finance and 3) Sports Law
Law School Boston University (LL.M.,1968); Tulane University Law School ( LL.B., 1967)
Admitted Year 1968
Education Tulane University (B.B.A.,1966)
Bar Member / Association Texas State Bar Associations
Most recent firm Haynes and Boone, LLP
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