Avi D. Kelin

Avi D. Kelin, an Associate at the firm’s Newark, New Jersey office, is a member of the Business Law & Commercial Transactions, Commercial Real Estate & Redevelopment and Corporate Political Activity Law Practice Groups.

Mr. Kelin focuses his practice on the interaction of government and business. As a member of the firm’s Corporate Political Activity Law Practice Group, he advises businesses, trade associations and individuals on campaign-finance law, pay-to-play restrictions and the government-procurement process. Mr. Kelin assists clients in establishing and operating New Jersey and federal PACs and other political committees, from the initial registration steps to ongoing operating matters. As a member of the firm’s Commercial Real Estate & Redevelopment Practice Group, Mr. Kelin has counseled clients on condemnation matters and has provided support on large commercial-real-estate transactions.

Mr. Kelin previously served as a summer associate at Genova Burns, where he conducted research and analysis in the area of corporate political activity law. Mr. Kelin also drafted arguments in advance of appellate litigation focused on insurance-contract disputes.

Mr. Kelin also served as a legal intern with First Star, a national non-profit organization focused on protecting the legal rights of children.

Mr. Kelin earned his Juris Doctor with honors from The George Washington Law School where he was an associate of The George Washington International Law Review and a writing fellow for The George Washington University Law School Writing Center. Mr. Kelin won the 2014 Howard J. Rudge Scholarship Prize for his paper “Last Chance Power Drive: Why and How the United States Should Prepare for Autonomous Cars.” His note, “Wanted Dead, Not Alive: Why Canada Should Allow Life Settlements,” was published by The George Washington International Law Review in December 2014.

Bar Admissions

  • New Jersey, 2014
  • New York, 2015


  • The George Washington University School of Law, J.D., with Honors, 2014

  • Yeshiva College, B.A., 2008