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Brian C. Avello

Senior Associate

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 followed his interest in emerging technologies to develop a practice, along with KB&G's partners, in the blockchain and digital asset/distributed ledger space. He represents developers and business leaders on corporate governance and structuring, business counseling, employment, and pre-litigation matters and entrepreneurs and investors regarding all types of startup investment, including SAFEs, SAFTs and equity financings. Notably, before joining KB&G, Brian served as general counsel for a Washington D.C.-based startup focused on improving legal research services with the development of a proprietary NoSQL categorical database, ADAGE (the Adaptive Document Assembly and Generation Engine).

Brian also has extensive employment and commercial litigation experience, representing companies of all sizes, from startups to Fortune 100 corporations, in state and federal court. He began his career as a litigator with an Am Law 100 law firm.

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 A.B. in History from the University of Miami. Brian also wrestled competitively while a student at Washington & Lee University and still wrestles in his free time.

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