Meet The Team


B.Comm | J.D. | LL.M
Attorney at Law

Michael Kennedy is an American lawyer with 15 years of experience in California, Michigan and Florida. In 2012, he founded Ingenuity Counsel to specialize in cross border tax and legal services for Canadians. He is admitted to practice law in the States of California & Michigan and permitted by the Law Society of Upper Canada to provide U.S. legal services in Ontario as a Foreign Legal Consultant.

Michael uses his 15 years of knowledge & experience to deliver top notch U.S. tax and legal counsel to his clients. He understands the cross border nature of doing business and the effects of owning property in the U.S. Michael is a frequent presenter at legal, tax and estate seminars in Canada and the US and for numerous industry & community organizations.

Michael is a graduate of Western New England College School of Law in Springfield, Massachusetts (J.D.), Georgetown University Law Center in Washington, DC (LL.M. in Tax) and the University of Windsor (B. Comm.). Born and raised in Windsor, Ontario, Michael lives in St. Clair Beach with his son Easton and their 2 dogs. Michael is the current President of the Windsor Estate Planning Council. He enjoys coaching little league, golfing, baseball, traveling, running and spending time with family & friends.

Georgetown University Law Center, 2002, LL.M., with distinction (Master of Laws in Taxation)
Western New England University, School of Law, 2001, J.D.
University of Windsor, 1998, Bachelors of Commerce, Business Administration (Honors)

Bar Admissions & Affiliations
State of California, 2001
State of Michigan, 2005
Foreign Legal Consultant, Law Society of Upper Canada, 2011
United States Tax Court
U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of California
U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Michigan
Authorized House Counsel, Florida, 2008-2010
Member of the Essex Law Association
WIndsor Estate Planning Council (President, 2016-2017)

Law Clerks

BA | Dr. Jur.
Law Clerk

Andrea serves as law clerk to Michael Kennedy and administrative professional for Ingenuity Counsel Incorporated. Andrea assists with a variety of cross border tax, estate, corporate and immigration matters. Andrea, a Hungarian Law graduate, graduated from Budapest Business School in 2010, as an Economist specialized in Tourism and Catering. She then graduated from Pazmany Peter Catholic University in 2014 as a Juris Doctor (dr. jur.). Andrea also attended university in France for 6 months on a scholarship. Andrea is in the process of completing her LL.M. in American Legal Studies from Michigan State University College of Law.

Andrea has more than 5 years work experience in legal services, administration and customer service at a top-tier Law Firm and several leading international companies. Andrea moved to Canada in 2015 and is planning to pursue her legal career in Canada and the United States. She is also an active member of the Windsor Estate Planning Council, a network of estate planning professionals in the Windsor-Essex County area which includes attorneys, accountants and financial advisors, among other professions.

Budapest Business School, 2010
Pazmany Peter Catholic University, 2014, Dr. Jur.