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Kenneth F. Kunzman

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Overview

Kenneth F. Kunzman was Chairman of the Connell Foley Executive Committee from 1995 to 2002. He has been a partner in the firm since 1968 and has been responsible for a variety of areas of law. In particular, he focuses on corporate transactions, and trusts and estates, working closely with Anthony F. Vitiello, Chair of Connell Foley’s Taxation and Estate Planning group. He has served as counsel to certain family trusts for over 30 years.

For 11 years, Mr. Kunzman was directly responsible for a real estate development project in the cities of Jersey City and Bayonne, creating waterfront property and erecting a container port. More recently, Mr. Kunzman has represented various corporate entities in mergers and acquisition contracts, real estate development and trials. Mr. Kunzman has been listed in Best Lawyers in America for over 10 years for civil litigation and in New Jersey Super Lawyers since that publication’s inception.

Additionally, Mr. Kunzman serves as Chairman and Trustee of the Corella A. and Bertram F. Bonner Foundation of Princeton, New Jersey, which provides scholarships for needy students of 26 colleges based upon community service. He is Trustee Emeritus of Caldwell College, former Trustee of St. Peter’s Prep and Co-Chairman Emeritus of Seton Hall University Pirate Blue Fund. Mr. Kunzman served as Captain, U.S. Air Force from 1962-1965.

Mr. Kunzman serves as a member of the Board of Trustees and the Executive Committee of the Scholarship Fund for Inner City Children and is the former Chairman of the Essex Legal Services Foundation, where he continues to serve as a Trustee.

Experience

Representative Experience

  • Outside Counsel to Seton Hall University
  • Counsel to family trusts valued in the hundreds of million dollars since 1965

Activities

Professional and Community Affiliations

  • Life Fellow, American Bar Foundation
  • Member, Knights of Malta
  • Grand Marshal, St. Patrick’s Day Parade, West Orange (2010)
  • American Bar Association
  • Essex County Bar Association
  • Federal Bar Association
  • Historical Society of the United States Supreme Court
  • New Jersey State Bar Association

News & Insights

Honors

New York's Best Lawyers, Commercial Litigation (2013)

New Jersey's Top Rated Lawyers, Inside Jersey magazine (2012)

New Jersey Super Lawyers (since inception in 2005)

Best Lawyers in America (1995-2018)

  • Commercial Litigation

“Legends of Prep” Award, St. Peter's Prep (2001)

Fordham University Law School Distinguished Alumnus Award (2000)

St. Thomas More Medal for Integrity in the Law, Seton Hall University School of Law (1997)

Seton Hall University Athletic Hall of Fame (Honorary) (2004)

Medal of Service, Archdiocese of Newark (2003)

Ellis Island Medal (1995)

Douglas S. Eakeley Award for legal service to the poor (2010)

Best Lawyers Award Badge

Education

Waynesburg College (Honorary Doctor of Humane Letters, 2005)

Fordham University (LL.B., 1961)

College of the Holy Cross (A.B., 1958)

St. Peter’s Prep (1954)

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