Walker Kennedy III is Vice President and General Counsel of the Woodbury Corporation. He has served Woodbury Corporation as General Counsel for over 25 years. Founded in 1919, Woodbury Corporation is a full-service real estate development firm which acquires, develops, and manages real estate with long-term ownership and growth objectives in mind.
Mr. Kennedy oversees the in-house Legal Department which handles the due diligence for dozens of acquisitions annually and has personally negotiated in excess of thousand leases during his career. He has served as an expert witness concerning leasing practices and has been a frequent speaker and panelist on the subject of leases and lease negotiations at the International Council of Shopping Centers Law Conference.
Prior to going in-house, Mr. Kennedy’s practice focused primarily on business reorganizations and the representation of creditors’ committees in Chapter 11 bankruptcy proceedings. He is currently a member of the International Council of Shopping Centers Bankruptcy Task Force. Mr. Kennedy also serves as a President of City Academy, a college preparatory tuition-free public charter school for grades 7-12.
Mr. Kennedy earned a B.A. cum laude from Drake University and a J.D. from the S.J. Quinney College of Law at the University of Utah. He was admitted to the Utah State Bar in 1986.