Kendall is considered one of the top crowdfunding and JOBS Act experts in the United States. He was ranked 17th on the list of 800 Most Influential Leaders in the Crowdfunding Industry by VentureBeat.
Before entering law school, Kendall graduated with honors from the University of Florida with a bachelors’ degree in Broadcasting from the College of Journalism and Mass Communications. Kendall has put his media training to use for years through numerous television, radio and other media appearances. Kendall created Legally Speaking, a public affairs television program that aired for 12 years and provided legal help and education to those who could not otherwise afford to speak to an attorney. Kendall is also a frequent guest and host on radio and television shows around the country, and has assisted in the design and creation of several websites and web-based applications.
Kendall was also the co-founder of StarTrust Management, an athlete and entertainment agency, where he provided agent services and professional guidance to professional athletes including NFL players, Major League Baseball players, Olympic athletes and a NASCAR driver. Kendall’s guidance as a sports agent assisted his clients in such diverse areas as contract negotiation, endorsement procurement, media training, event planning, foundation creation and development and implementation of business strategies. Kendall’s sports agent work allowed him to represent athletes who participated in the Super Bowl, the World Series, the Major League Baseball All-Star Game, the Winter Olympics and the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series.
As a practicing attorney, Kendall has operated his law practice for more than 25 years and has earned the title of Board Certified Civil Trial Lawyer from the Florida Bar, a distinction bestowed upon less than 3% of all attorneys in the state. Kendall has also earned an AV rating from Martindale Hubbell, the highest peer review rating possible and one that also carries the highest ethical rating from this national attorney rating publication.
Kendall has represented individuals, businesses, television personalities and professional athletes. He has negotiated multi-million dollar contracts as a sports agent, and has handled multi-million dollar lawsuits for individuals and businesses alike. Kendall earned his law degree from University of Florida College of Law, where he was an Editor of The Journal of Law and Public Policy and the recipient of the William C. Gaither Award as the outstanding member of the University of Florida Moot Court Team.
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