Brian C. Avello


J.D., University of Michigan, 2009

B.A., History, University of Miami, 2005

Biography

Brian C. Avello is an associate with Kent, Beatty and Gordon, LLP, and is admitted to practice in the state and federal courts of New York as well as in the District of Columbia.

Brian has extensive experience representing corporations of all sizes, from startups to Fortune 100 corporations, in all types of commercial litigation. Brian began his career as a litigator with an Am Law 100 law firm where he focused his practice on employment and complex commercial matters. There he defended employers against claims of discrimination and hostile work environment with local, state, and federal administrative agencies. He also gained experience conducting complex investigations and coordinating large reviews and productions of ESI.

In addition to his litigation work, Brian has followed his interests in emerging technologies over the last two years to develop a practice, along with KB&G’s partners, in the blockchain and digital asset space. He represents developers and business leaders in this nascent market on employment, corporate governance and pre-litigation matters and investors across all types of startup investment structures, including SAFE, SAFT and equity financings.

Brian's writings have been published in various legal periodicals, including Law 360, Product Liability Law & Strategy, and The Brief, (The American Bar Association's Tort Trial and Insurance Practice quarterly). He is fluent in Spanish and Portuguese.

Brian received his J.D. from the University of Michigan and his B.A. in History from the University of Miami.

Publications and Presentations

Author, “The Thin Lines Between Zealous Advocacy, Incivility, and Punishable Misconduct,” The Brief/ABA, 10/2012

Presenter, “Are You Afraid of Facebook? Legal and Ethical Implications of Social Media,” Nixon Peabody CLE Program, 1/2012

Author, “Maximizing Arbitration Provisions Post-Concepción,” Product Liability Law & Strategy, 10/2011.

Author, “Giordano, Latency Periods, and the Statute of Limitations,” Law 360, 1/2011

Testimonials

For more than 25 years, Michael has been my personal and business attorney. Recently, Michael identified the critical issues in a very unique land use development/re-zoning project and then crafted a very detailed contract which completely protected my interests.

Chuck Apelian
Entrepreneur and Land Use Consultant

Jack has helped in securing our top talent by preparing and negotiating employment agreements for our key personnel in our restaurant and wine bar businesses. He has also helped amend our investor and operating documentation, strengthening our agreements, resulting in peace of mind. Jack is extremely good at what he does. I recommend him unequivocally for all hospitality-related legal work.

August Cardona
Epicurean Management Co.

Michael excels in navigating the grey areas where answers (and sometimes even the questions) are not clear. Michael is much more than just our attorney - he is a highly valued advisor and confidante.

Brian Gold
Owner and President, Sultana Distribution Services Inc.

When Jack took on my wrongful termination case, he immediately understood the value of my employment agreement because he writes them himself. He was exactly what I needed in a lawyer. He stood up to a large technology corporation and got me everything I was owed.

Josh Segal

Harry has been my go-to guy since 1994, when he engineered and walked us through a very difficult leveraged management buy-out with great success. I feel very protected with Harry on my side. Regardless of the legal issue, I can count on Harry and his team to help us.

Phyllis Cavaliere
METRO Newspaper Advertising Services, Inc.