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Kent, Beatty & Gordon, LLP

Distinguished

Founded in 1992, Kent, Beatty & Gordon, LLP has an AV® Preeminent™ law firm rating as facilitated by Martindale-Hubbell. KB&G’s attorneys have stellar academic and professional backgrounds.

Diversified

Because of the broad and diverse backgrounds of our attorneys, KB&G has experience with a vast array of substantive legal areas that typically arise in the course of an engagement. KB&G’s emphasis is on general commercial counseling, commercial litigation and arbitration, hospitality law and transactional representation.

Dedicated

From personalized client counseling to zealous adversarial representation, KB&G is unwavering in its dedication to its clients.

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Testimonials

"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

"When I was exploring an investment opportunity, Harry thought of every aspect to protect my money. He developed a structure and implemented it right away, protecting my assets while facilitating the investment itself."

-Christian W. Breitweiser
Corporate Jet Support, 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.

"Michael handles all of my legal affairs, from drafting celebrity endorsement, broadcast and design contracts, to protecting my intellectual property rights. He especially shines when dealing with my many “unusual” situations. He is able to quickly grasp the facts and explain the legal issues involved in a clear and concise fashion."

-Renee Greenstein
Fashion Designer and on-air TV personality

"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.

"Harry and I worked out a very complex and challenging technological agreement on behalf of Seagram and DuPont with a reluctant third party venturer. Despite the strong potential for conflicts of interest and several seeming stalemates, Harry made it work, and work well."

-Jack B. Wielar
Business Consultant (Formerly: DuPont Separation Systems, Georgia Pacific, Norel Paper Company)

"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

"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.

"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.

"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

"In addition to being one of the smartest individuals I know, Jack is extremely good at what he does. He has a terrific capacity to listen to my explanation of a business problem, process it and rephrase it, displaying an acute comprehension of the issue or problem. I’m very happy with all the legal work he and his firm do for my company."

-August Cardona
Epicurean Management Co.

"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.

"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

"Harry understands business issues, not just the legal side of business. And whenever I call him, I get a response right away. If a contract needs to be written, it happens. That day."

-Christian W. Breitweiser
Corporate Jet Support, Inc.

"I have used Jack for every employment-related matter involving my career for more than a decade. He always gets the best possible results. I’ve gone through a number of lawyers in my time, but Jack has been the best. I am completely satisfied with his work. He stays in constant communication with his clients and I trust him completely. I refer others to Jack and will continue to do so."

-Carl Nabar
SurfaceEXchange

"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.

"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.

"Being an attorney, I can tell you that there are many firms that can analyze the legal positions but few that can utilize that knowledge and bring about an extremely positive result for the client, which KB&G has done in its representation of us."

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

"I brought Harry in as General Counsel for several packaging companies which I ran or for which I consulted. He is my lawyer of choice. Harry not only is the preeminent deal lawyer I know, he is a business expert. He is the best business advisor I have in the world."

-Jack B. Wielar
Business Consultant (Formerly: DuPont Separation Systems, Georgia Pacific, Norel Paper Company)

"During the sixteen years that KB&G has represented Sultana, it has grown into one of the region’s largest confectionery and food product distributors. Michael and his dedicated team earned my trust many years ago and now handle all aspects of our business including financing, employee matters, distribution agreements, real estate transactions, commercial litigations, and special projects which require cutting-edge contracts."

-Brian Gold
Owner and President, Sultana Distribution Services Inc.

"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

"Harry represented Seagram when my company purchased their Puerto Rico operations. He was talented and tough, but forthright and fair. When he left Seagram, we wanted him on our side, and we have relied on him ever since."

-Felix J. Serrallés, Jr.
Chairman and Chief Executive Officer, Destileria Serrallés, Inc.

"Please don’t engage Christine Rafin. If you do, you will find out what I have known for years. She is smart, creative and fast to resolve all legal issues that come across her desk. If this gets around town I won’t be able to get her on the phone in the future. So take my advice and find some lesser attorney and leave my gem alone."

-Lloyd Ecker
All About The Baby LLC