Snowbirds Now Have Florida Lawyer In Southwest Ontario

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Snowbirds Now Have Florida Lawyer In Southwest Ontario


Michael Kennedy Admitted To The Florida Bar

Tecumseh, Ontario, Canada, November 5, 2019 – Michael Kennedy, founder of Ingenuity Counsel, a cross border U.S. law firm, has recently been admitted to The Florida Bar. He was already a member of The State Bar of California and the State Bar of Michigan. In addition to his current practice, Michael will now be able to provide legal advice respecting the laws of Florida, including probate administration for those Canadian estates that include Florida real estate, estate planning, preparation of wills, trusts and powers of attorney, assisting Canadians in buying and selling property and doing business within the State of Florida.

As snowbirds head south to flee the cold Canadian winter, it’s an opportune time for them to consider incapacity and estate planning as those issues affect their U.S. real estate and financial accounts. There are many cross border estate planning issues to consider, which are discussed in our Cross Border Estate Planning Checklist.                        

“We are thrilled to have a local attorney with Michael’s experience and abilities.  Having access to an experienced attorney admitted in the State of Florida is invaluable to our estate clients, many of whom own property in Florida,” says David Halliwill, managing partner of Halliwill Seguin LLP.    

“This is a game changer for residents in southwestern Ontario, particularly snowbirds. Baker Tilly clients across Canada will have access to Michael and his staff at Ingenuity Counsel to help them with their U.S. estate planning needs and doing business in the Sunshine State,” proclaims Jason Melo, managing partner of Baker Tilly Trillium LLP.     

Contact Michael Kennedy for all your Florida estate planning and business needs at 519-252-3888 or  


Ingenuity Counsel is a boutique law firm located in Tecumseh, Ontario providing United States tax and estate planning, probate administration, business & corporate, immigration and real estate services to Canadians with interests in the U.S. Ingenuity Counsel, founded in 2012, is led by Michael Kennedy, an American lawyer with nearly 20 years of experience. Prior to establishing Ingenuity Counsel, Michael practiced law in the United States for more than 10 years in California, Michigan and Florida.  

Michael Kennedy was born and raised in Windsor, Ontario, and now resides with his son, Easton, and their dog, Mya, in the Town of Tecumseh. Michael is a Director on the Town of Tecumseh Business Improvement Area Board of Management and Lakeview Montessori School Board of Directors, and is a Past President of the Windsor Estate Planning Council and an active member at Beach Grove Golf & Country Club. Michael enjoys baseball, traveling, playing golf, coaching Easton’s soccer & baseball teams and supporting the many wineries, breweries and farm to table restaurants throughout Windsor-Essex County.

Michael is admitted to practice law in the States of California (2002), Michigan (2005) and Florida (2019). He is authorized as a Foreign Legal Consultant by the Law Society of Ontario to provide legal advice in Ontario respecting the law of the United States.  Michael is a proud graduate of Georgetown University Law Center in Washington D.C. (LLM Taxation), Western New England College School of Law (JD) and the University of Windsor Faculty of Business (BComm).     

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