John H. Keneally


New York, NY
156 West 56th Street
New York, NY 10019
P 212.237.1231 F 212.262.1215
P 212.237.1231 F 212.262.1215


John H. Keneally is an Associate in the Litigation & Alternative Dispute Resolution Practice Group. His practice focuses on complex commercial litigation, including business and contractual disputes, employment claims, and white collar defense matters.

Representative Matters of Note

  • On behalf of a real estate developer, hotel operator and its beneficial owner, successfully won dismissal of a qui tam action, filed ostensibly on behalf of the State of New York, which involved the alleged failure to pay transfer taxes, plus fees and penalties, as part of our clients’ ownership interest in the development of a New York City hotel. The Supreme Court, NY County dismissed the Complaint and ruled that our clients did not own more than 50% ownership interest, which was the threshold for transfer tax applicability. 

While at Brooklyn Law School, he served on the Moot Court Honor Society and was the recipient of the Richardson Scholarship, Centennial Grant, Dean's Merit Scholarship, and Academic Achievement Scholarship.



  • The Best Lawyers in America 2021: Ones to Watch, Recognized for Commercial Litigation
  • SuperLawyers New York Metro 2018-2020 - Rising Star - Litigation

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  • J.D., Moot Court Honor Society, Brooklyn Law School, 2013
  • B.A., Economics, University of Washington, 2010


  • New York
  • United States District Court for the Southern District of New York
  • United States District Court for the Eastern District of New York