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John Kenneth Harris

Business Attorney at Haddon Heights, NJ

5.0   5 reviews

also known as J. Kenneth Harris, Ken Harris


Licensed for 47 years

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Licensed for 47 years
State NJ
Status Active
Acquired 1985
Updated 11/05/2022
State PA
Status Active
Acquired 1975
Updated 10/01/2022

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John Kenneth Harris

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Posted by anonymous | April 19, 2021
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| Consulted Attorney
Excellent estate and insurance advice!
Attorney J. Kenneth Harris is smart and wise. I recently consulted with him about a complicated inheritance matter where two brothers were inheriting a small estate consisting of real estate, cash and a life insurance policy (this was a different policy than the one insuring the deceased parent). Here's where things got complicated: The life insurance policy was "owned" by the estate, but insured one of the two brothers (the less well-off, starving artist-type.) This had happened because when the policy was established years earlier, the parents knew that the 2nd brother (a wealthy, money-obsessed business-type) was already set financially. When the last living parent finally passed, the wealthy brother insisted that the beneficiary of the policy (even though it insured the artist brother) be changed to include his children (that is the children of the wealthy business man). The alternative would be a small cash payment made to the business man's kids up front in exchange for the artist brother gaining full ownership of his life-insurance policy. (If it seems like extortion, I won't disagree. It is a little grotesque.) Given his expertise with both estate and insurance law, Mr. Harris was able to quickly and expertly lay out the different scenarios that could play out. Based on his advice, I was able to see the smartest solution -- the one with the least amount of potential land mines. What I particularly appreciated was Mr. Harris' life wisdom which accompanied his legal analysis. My situation is not yet resolved, but Mr. Harris' advice definitely put me at greater ease. I highly recommend Attorney "Ken" Harris -- he's smart, experienced and easy to talk to.
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Posted by Pat | July 23, 2016
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| Consulted Attorney
Free Consultation at 3pm on a Friday
I encouraged my elderly father to consult an attorney regarding a sibling's beligerant refusal to respect his wish to remain in his own home after our mother's death. Unfortunately the lawyer involved has not been helpful, in fact has made a difficult situation worse. Mr Harris was kind enough to provide me with a better understanding of Power of Attorney, as well as answering an inheritance question the paid lawyer failed to respond to. It was evident there was a kind and sympathetic person on the other end of the call. I highly recommend him.
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Posted by Ray | June 24, 2015
Top Notch Lawyer
Ken has helped me setup two new companies. I needed a lawyer that could provide not only legal and tax advice, but also solid business advice. Ken's wealth of experience and knowledge in not only legal system but in tax law was very impressive. He was available when ever I needed and even attended a meeting at 1am. Ken ensured I understood all of the LLC legalese so I could make the necessary decisions. My company is flourishing and Ken continues to provide us with terrific legal and tax advice.
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Posted by Jack | June 24, 2015
Professional advice and prompt service
My wife and I are extremely pleased with our "Will and Estate"! Thanks To Ken's expert direction! He was courteous and answered all of our questions! Start to finish it only took a couple of weeks and now we have everything in order on the event our children need to access our files! I give Ken 10 stars out of 10 and highly recommend his services! Jack S, Millville NJ
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Posted by anonymous | March 18, 2015
Reviewing Ken Harris
I have been with Ken Harris for years. He recently handled a very unpleasant business situation. He was always professional, kept me well informed and the outcome was favorable for me.

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AVVO RATING 9.9 (Superb)

Work Experience

  • Owner
  • Harris Law Office
  • 1994 - Present

Education

  • New York University School of Law
  • LL.M - Master of Laws
  • 1979
  • Villanova University School of Law
  • JD - Juris Doctor
  • 1975
  • University of Virginia
  • BA - Bachelor of Arts
  • 1970

Associations

  • Moorestown Visiting Nurse Association
  • Chair, Board of Directors
  • 2010 - Present
  • Camden County Bar Association
  • Member
  • 1984 - Present
  • New Jersey State Bar Association
  • Member
  • 1984 - Present
  • Greater Philadelphia Chamber of Commerce, Small Business Section
  • Chair, Board of Directors
  • 2004 - 2005
  • Camden County Bar Association, Taxation Committee
  • Chairman
  • 2001 - 2002
  • Camden County Bar Association, Taxation Committee
  • Chairman
  • 1993 - 1994
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Languages Spoken

  • English

Awards

  • Who's Who in American Law
  • Who's Who In American Law
  • 2011
  • Super Lawyer
  • New Jersey Super Lawyers magazine
  • 2006
  • Super Lawyer
  • New Jersey Super Lawyers magazine
  • 2005

Publications

  • Barrister Magazine
  • Section 1031 Deferred Like Kind Exchanges
  • 2001
  • Barrister Magazine
  • The Rule Against Perpetuities - Dynasty Trust
  • 2000
  • Franklin's Finance Finder
  • A Lawyer's Role in Financing
  • 1999
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Speaking Engagements

  • New Jersey Institute of Continuing Legal Education
  • Formation and Sale of Small Businesses
  • 2010

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Unknown Attorney | Apr 04
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"Top-notch attorney. Highly respected in the legal community."
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