Kendall Burr is a partner at Edison, McDowell & Hetherington LLP. His complex commercial litigation practice focuses on financial services, insurance, patents, copyrights, trademarks, and trade secret misappropriation. Kendall has extensive expertise in insurance-related disputes involving stranger-originated life insurance (STOLI) and other transactions involving life and annuity products. Kendall’s expansive litigation practice also includes handling cases involving unfair competition, director liability, corporate opportunities, antitrust, RICO, employment, real estate, bankruptcy, business tort, contract and securities claims.
Kendall’s practice involves litigation in state and federal courts in Texas, California, New York and various other courts around the country. He has represented clients in numerous industries, including entertainment, brand licensing, sports, life insurance, chemical-process technology, financial services, and energy. Kendall has also represented clients in several high-profile federal trials, including author J. K. Rowling in a well-publicized trial that resulted in a finding of copyright infringement against the publisher of an unauthorized dictionary based on her Harry Potter books.
Before joining EMH in November 2009, Kendall practiced at large, national firms in both New York and Houston. Kendall also worked as an intern in the National Hockey League’s legal department and clerked for the U.S. Army JAG Corps. Kendall spent several summers volunteering in Mozambique and served a two-year mission to northern Portugal. He is fluent in both Portuguese and Spanish.
Kendall has climbed to the top of Mount Kilimanjaro (19,341 feet) and has competed in numerous sprint triathlons, marathons and half marathons, and other races. Kendall enjoys spending time with his wife, son and two daughters, and enjoys board games, sci-fi, tinkering on the piano and guitar, and serving in his church. Kendall and his family are also regularly involved in fundraising, organizing marathon teams and other events as part of their campaigns for spina bifida and other causes.