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Our History

In 1980, Gregory Seal and Jerry Kennedy formed the law firm Seal & Kennedy, PC, and built up a diverse clientele from small-business owners to those with net worths exceeding 20 million. Jerry Kennedy's son, Kelly Kennedy, joined the firm in 2005 and has become a trusted attorney who specializes in estate planning, business planning, and administration cases. After 12 years of working together, Jerry Kennedy retired in 2017 to spend time with his family and pursue outdoor activities. In July 2021, Gregory Seal retired as well, leaving the firm in the hands of Kelly Kennedy and his paralegal. The firm is committed to continuing its legacy of providing excellent service to all clients, past, present, and future.

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Greg Seal

Founding Partner

Greg Seal was born in Murray, Utah, and served as a missionary in Australia before earning his Bachelor of Science degree in 1971 and Juris Doctorate in 1973 from the University of Utah. After working with Richards, Bird, and Kump, Greg started his solo practice in 1978 before partnering with Jerry Kennedy in 1980. Throughout his career, Greg became an expert in estate planning, business planning, and real estate construction and development. He expanded his licensure to include admission to the Utah State Bar, the US District Court for the District of Utah, and the United States Tax Court. Greg was also a member of various sections of the American Bar Association and the Utah State Bar. He retired in June 2021 and plans to travel and spend time with his family.

Jerry Kennedy

Founding Partner

Jerry Kennedy was born in Ogden, Utah, but grew up in Evanston, Wyoming. He earned a degree in Psychology from the University of Utah in 1967 and then went on to earn his Juris Doctorate from the School of Law at the University of Utah in 1973.

 

After seven years of working on casualty, product liability, and insurance litigation cases at Christiansen, Jensen, Kennedy, and Powell, Jerry partnered with Greg Seal in 1980 to establish their law firm, Seal and Kennedy.

Jerry's practice mainly focused on estate planning, estate settlement, and business planning. However, he also worked on transactional and litigation matters. He was admitted to the Utah State Bar, Utah State Courts, the United States District Courts for the District of Utah, and the United States Tax Court. Jerry valued his clients' feedback more than any recognition or award.

Jerry retired in 2017 and passed his hat onto his son Kelly Kennedy, who joined the firm in 2005. Now retired, Jerry enjoys spending time with his family and pursuing his hobbies such as fishing and exploring the outdoors.

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