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

I’m a currency trader. Jack writes aggressive contracts for me that are enforced. He seems to have a crystal ball because he anticipates issues and problems before they arise. He has also successfully represented me in a complex mediation. He got me what I was owed, and for that I am very grateful.

Neal Thompson
Hedge Fund Trader

KB&G did an excellent job representing us in an extremely complex matter relating not only to asset-based financing in the real estate arena, but also public securities issues. Harry Beatty and Michael Kent were not only absolutely on point on the legal issues, but they were also able to bring about a practical economic solution to our over $50 million problem.

Thomas J. Cannon, III, Esq.
Flag Wharf Inc.

Jack Gordon guided our company and its Board of Directors through a series of very delicate situations involving employment matters relating to our senior executives. He investigated and addressed all the necessary issues. His help in navigating these challenges brought about a series of successful resolutions. His professionalism and knowledge were invaluable.

Ray Musci
CEO, Atrinsic, Inc.

For more than 20 years, we have found Kent Beatty & Gordon to have unquestionable integrity and ethics. The quality of the firm’s legal work and dedication is excellent. We have been completely satisfied with their expertise, knowledge and diligence.

Alberto J. Torruella, Esq.
Executive Vice President, Destileria Serrallés, Inc.

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