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

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.


Michael Kent has been the lawyer for my literary agency for over a decade. He has always been very supportive and has been an excellent guide on all aspects of the law. I would highly recommend Kent, Beatty & Gordon for any and all legal matters.

Barbara Lowenstein
CEO, Lowenstein Associates, 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.

Whether a real estate transaction or a new marketing venture, I rely upon Michael for his amazing contract writing skills and his sound advice which always emphasizes a results-oriented, pragmatic approach.

Chuck Apelian
Entrepreneur and Land Use Consultant

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

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.