Devon A. Kinnard

Attorney Profile

Top Rated Banking Attorney in Boston, MA

Sassoon Cymrot Law, LLC
 | 84 State Street, Suite 820
Boston, MA 02109
Phone: 617-720-0099
Fax: 617-720-0366
Selected To Rising Stars: 2015 - 2020
Licensed Since: 2009
Practice Areas:
  • Banking (60%),
  • Securities & Corporate Finance (20%),
  • Business/Corporate (20%)
    Attorney Profile

    Attorney Devon A. Kinnard is a partner with the Sassoon & Cymrot, LLC., law firm, headquartered in Massachusetts. Serving a diverse range of commercial clients throughout New England, Mr. Kinnard focuses his practice primarily on business law, banking and finance, with a particular emphasis on commercial transactions.

    Utilizing the extensive experience and knowledge he has gained over his career spanning nearly 10 years, Mr. Kinnard has assisted numerous clients with their complex transactional needs involving commercial real estate loans, mergers and acquisitions, joint ventures and partnerships, daily operational matters, private security offerings, and more. His client list includes many commercial borrowers and lenders, franchisees, private equity fund managers, complex multi-tranche credit facilities, traditional commercial loan facilities, and other real estate, construction and financial professionals and institutions.

    Through his practice, Mr. Kinnard has gained notable experience handling cross-border financing arrangements with financial institutions both domestic and international, and he has handled many complex workouts and bankruptcy proceedings. He has also focused a significant portion of his practice on franchise law, assisting with matters involving franchise disclosure documents, licensing and other related issues.

    A 2006 cum laude graduate of Clark University, Mr. Kinnard attended Duquesne University, where he earned his Master of Business Administration summa cum laude, graduating 1st in class from the Palumbo Donahue School of Business of Duquesne University and his Juris Doctor cum laude from Duquesne University School of Law in 2009. While in law school, he was actively involved with the Duquesne Business Law Journal.

    A consummate professional, Mr. Kinnard was named a U.S. News - Best Lawyers® in Banking & Finance and Business Organizations, practices in the Banking and Finance, and Business Law areas. He is a member of the Massachusetts Bar Association, the Boston Bar Association and the Worcester County Bar Association, and he gives back to his local community through his involvement with various faith-based, civic and charitable organizations. He is a board member for the Catholic Charities of Worcester County and the Lupus Foundation New England, and he also serves on the Worcester County Community Legal Aid Campaign Committee.

    Mr. Kinnard holds an AV-Preeminent peer review rating* from Martindale-Hubbell, and he has received many other awards and honors for his impeccable professionalism and service.

    *AV®, AV Preeminent®, Martindale-Hubbell Distinguished and Martindale-Hubbell Notable are certification marks used under license in accordance with the Martindale-Hubbell certification procedures, standards and policies. Martindale-Hubbell® is the facilitator of a peer review rating process. Ratings reflect the anonymous opinions of members of the bar and the judiciary. Martindale-Hubbell® Peer Review Rating™ fall into two categories – legal ability and general ethical standards.

    Practice Areas
    • 60%Banking
    • 20%Securities & Corporate Finance
    • 20%Business/Corporate
    Focus Areas

    Securities Law, Business Formation and Planning, Limited Liability Companies, Partnership, Sub-chapter S Corporations, Contracts, Business Organizations


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    Rising Stars: 2015 - 2020

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    About Devon Kinnard

    Admitted: 2009, Massachusetts

    Professional Webpage:


    • Banking & Finance and Business Organizations, U.S. News - Best Lawyers® , 2020
    • 2015-2019 : Banking Law, Super Lawyers - Rising Star
    • Peer Review AV Preeminent, Rated by Martindale-Hubbell

    Bar/Professional Activity:

    • Member, Boston Bar Association
    • U.S. District Court District of Massachusetts
    • Massachusetts, 2009

    Pro bono/Community Service:

    • Morgan Sustaining Member, Worcester Economic Club
    • Committee Member - UMass Medical School/UMass Memorial Medical Center- Winter Ball
    • Chair, March of Dimes-Signature Chefs Auction
    • Worcester County Community Legal Aid Campaign Committee 
    • Hall of Fame Committee, Clark University
    • Prior Men’s Lacrosse Volunteer Assistant Coach, Clark University
    • Ambassador, Breakfast Club Steering Committee, Worcester Regional Chamber of Commerce
    • Board Member, Catholic Charities of Worcester Count
    • Board Member, Lupus Foundation New England

    Educational Background:

    • Duquesne University Graduate School of Business,Pittsburgh, PAM.B.A. Finance, 2009summa cum laudeClass Rank: #1 (GPA 3.95) Highest Class Honors; Completed 4-year JD/MBA program in 3-years Golden Key International Honor Society; Scholarship Recipient
    • Clark University,Worcester, MAB.A. Government & International Relations, 2006cum laudeGPA: 3.53 Dolan Award Scholarship for Outstanding Leadership; Student Body Treasurer; Chair, Clark University Alumni Reunion Committee; Member, Clark University Athletic Hall of Fame Committee Captain (2 yrs), Clark University varsity lacrosse team; 4-time Academic All Conference; graduated top 5 all-time in career goals; Keynote Speaker, 2006 Clark University Athletic Awards Banquet; Top male senior class athlete

    Industry Groups

    • Asset-Based Lending
    • Bank & Credit Union Compliance
    • Bank & Credit Union Corporate Governance
    • Banking
    • Business Counseling
    • Business Organizations
    • Capital Markets
    • Commercial Lending
    • Commercial Real Estate Finance
    • Corporate Finance
    • Credit Unions
    • Franchise Law
    • Fund Formation
    • International Finance
    • Mergers & Acquisitions
    • Mezzanine Financing
    • Private Equity
    • Public & Bond Finance
    • Secured Transactions
    • Securities (Debt & Equity)
    • Venture Capital
    • Workouts & Financial Restructuring
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    Office Location for Devon A. Kinnard

    84 State Street
    Suite 820
    Boston, MA 02109

    Phone: 617-720-0099

    Fax: 617-720-0366

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