John B. Kent

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1200 Riverplace Boulevard Suite 800, Jacksonville FL 32207

[email protected]

904-398-0900

904-399-8440

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Mr. Kent concentrates his practice in the areas of banking and finance, garnishment, probate and real estate law.

Admitted to Practice

  • Admitted in 1964, Florida
  • U.S. District Court, Middle District of Florida, 1965
  • U.S. Court of Appeals, Eleventh Circuit
  • U.S. Tax Court; 1973
  • U.S. Supreme Court; 1981
  • U.S. District Court, Southern District of Florida, 1995
  • U.S. District Court, District of Nebraska

Professional Affiliations

  • Jacksonville Chamber of Commerce, 1987-88
  • Legal Aid Society of Jacksonville
    • Board of Directors

Education

  • Phillips Exeter Academy
  • Yale University, 1961, B.A.
    • Manuscript Senior Honor Society
    • Phi Delta Phi
    • Delta Kappa Epsilon
  • New York University, 1965, LL.M. in Taxation 
  • University of Florida, 1964, J.D.

Bar Fellowship

  • American Bar Association
  • Bar Association of Jacksonville

Community Affiliations

  • Rotary Club of Jacksonville, 1968-President
    • Paul Harris Fellow
    • Assistant Treasurer
    • Director of Rotary Charity Foundation
  • St. Marks Episcopal Church
    • Vestry and Executive Committee
    • Lay Reader
    • Chalice Administrator
  • St. Marks Episcopal Day School
    • Board of Trustees
    • Treasurer
    • Chairman of Finance Committee
    • Chairman of Development Committee
    • Executive Committee
  • Committee of 100
  • Riverside Hospital Foundation
    • Board of Trustees
    • Chairman of Grants Committee
  • Kent Theaters, Inc.
    • Board of Directors
    • General Counsel
    • Past President
  • National Association of Theater Owners
    • President’s Advisory Committee
    • Director
  • National Association of Theater Owners of Florida
    • Past Vice President
    • Board of Directors
  • Florida Community College of Jacksonville Foundation
    • Past President
    • Board of Governors
  • Children’s’ Home Society of Florida
    • Past Vice President
    • Board of Directors
    • Assistant Counselor
    • Executive Committee
  • Children’s’ Home Society, Northeastern Division
    • Past President
    • Board of Directors
  • Yale Club of Northeast Florida and Southeast Georgia
    • Board of Directors
    • Past President
  • Marquis Who’s Who in America, 1997-Present