Michael Pepin joined the Firm as Of Counsel on April 1, 2019. Before joining KB&G, Michael spent over six years in the financial services industry as a regulatory compliance attorney at shops such as Natixis, JPMorgan Chase and Morgan Stanley, serving in key leadership and advisory roles. Michael has developed and managed the compliance programs of several multinational investment banks, with a focus on mitigating risks and adhering to regulatory standards. Prior to his career in compliance, Michael acquired valuable litigation experience as a contract attorney for some of the nation’s largest law firms. Michael has also handled a vast array of real estate transactions and landlord-tenant matters.
For many years, his family has owned and operated well-known restaurants throughout New York City and New Jersey. While attending college and law school, Michael managed his family’s restaurants and learned firsthand about the myriad legal issues faced by restaurateurs.
Michael is admitted to the New York and New Jersey Bars and the United States District Courts for the Eastern and Southern Districts of New York. He is an active member of the New York State Bar Association and New York City Bar Association, where he is also a member of the Hospitality Law Committee.