Support Staff

Andrew C. Costello
Office Manager and Bookkeeper

Andrew began his career as a letter of credit specialist and loan administrator at the Bank of Bermuda (New York) Ltd. (now HSBC Bank), handling both international and domestic transactions. Thereafter, he launched a new career as a professional opera singer, performing at major opera houses and concert halls both in the US and in Europe. Andrew recently returned to New York City and worked as a bookkeeper and Excel designer for various retail companies. Andrew holds a BA in Economics from Tufts University. He joined KB&G at the beginning of 2013.



Clark F. Edrehi
Paralegal and Receptionist

Clark attended Staten Island College and The Fashion Institute of Technology. He then worked in the fashion industry for 30 years, directing production for Carolina Herrera, Halston, Carmen Marc Volvo, Anna Sui and Zac Posen. Clark joined KB&G in 2014.



Harry Lichter
Paralegal and Receptionist

Harry attended the University of Florida, where he majored in Business Administration. After college, Harry moved to New York City and began a 40-plus year career on the Fixed Income side of Investment Banking, working for such companies as Salomon Brothers, what are now UBS and Wells Fargo and finally retiring from Deutsche Bank in 2012. Harry has been with the firm since 2013.



Thomas McLoughlin
Paralegal and Receptionist

Tom holds a BA from Belmont Abbey College. He spent 25 years with Swiss Bank Corporation as an operations officer in the corporate lending department and 10 years with The Mizuho Corporate Bank as head of the Data Control Department. Tom has been with the firm since July of 2013.



Tsylya Fridlyand
Librarian

Tsylya Fridlyand holds a Masters in Science from the Moscow Energy Institute and the equivalent of a B.A. from the Moscow Institute of Foreign Languages. Ms. Fridlyand was an editor for Ogres in Moscow for almost 28 years before joining KB&G as our librarian in December 2007.


Testimonials

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 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.

I was recommended to Michael by a partner at a large firm who realized that my then start-up company could not afford that firm’s fees. At KB&G I receive the expertise of a large firm delivered with a sensitivity to the realities of my budget. Michael helps guide me through the minefields that face young entrepreneurs.

Eric Zemsky
Founder and CEO of Spellbound Media, Inc.

I tend to operate at 1,000 miles per hour and Michael somehow manages to keep up with me. I have never seen him lose his cool or his focus. His personalized involvement and caring is extremely refreshing and allows me the freedom to devote my energies to the creative aspects of my businesses.

Renee Greenstein
Fashion Designer and on-air TV personality

Jack and Harry transcend the typical definition of what an attorney does. They have an eloquent way of stating the facts and solutions; it is almost like poetry. I’ve worked with both and relied on their expertise to get the job done. They are never reluctant to state their professional opinion on what is best for a client. The attorneys at KB&G are truly a great combination of both business and personal attorneys.

Bobby Werhane
Experience hospitality LLC