Gould + Ratner
Real Estate Practice Welcomes Jean Kenol as Partner

Real Estate Practice Welcomes Jean Kenol as Partner


Gould & Ratner is pleased to announce that Jean A. Kenol has joined the firm as a partner in its Real Estate Practice.

Kenol serves clients in a wide variety of matters relating to real estate law, corporate and business law, zoning and land use, and local government law, ranging from complex single-family residential closings to multimillion-dollar commercial transactions.

“We are very excited to have Jean join us,” said Joe Marzo, chair of Gould & Ratner’s Real Estate Practice.  “Jean’s experience, especially in the area of land use and zoning, as well as complex single-family residential transactions for high-net-worth individuals and families, adds significant depth to our real estate team and will be of great value to our clients.”

Jean has been an active member of the Illinois State Bar Association. He served as Chair of the Young Lawyers Division Council in 2013. From 2010 to 2012, Jean was honored to serve as the ISBA’s under 35, outside of Cook County delegate to the American Bar Association. In June 2012, Jean was appointed to serve a two-year term on the Illinois State Bar Association Board of Governors, which is the 27-member board that oversees the operations and management of ISBA. He served as the President of the Notre Dame Club of Joliet and has served on the Board of Directors for United Cerebral Palsy of Will County and the Joliet Region Chamber of Commerce and Industry.

He is currently on the Board of Directors for Silver Cross Hospital. In February 2008, Jean was appointed as a Commissioner of the Joliet Police and Fire Commission, serving for two years. In September 2012, Jean was honored to be named the Joliet Area Young Professional of Year by the Joliet Region Chamber of Commerce.

Kenol earned his J.D. from the University of Illinois College of Law and his bachelor’s degree from the University of Notre Dame.

Read more about our Real Estate Practice here.

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