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 lobbying requirements, 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 Super PACs, from the initial registration steps to ongoing operating matters. Avi also advises 501(c)(3) and 501(c)(4) organizations on the applicable limits and restrictions on their political activity. As a member of the firm’s Commercial Real Estate & Redevelopment Practice Group, Mr. Kelin counsels clients on a wide array of commercial leasing and transactional agreements and disputes.

Mr. Kelin has also focused his practice on the legal issues surrounding the emerging technology of autonomous vehicles, with his writing appearing on NJ.com and in the Commercial Observer. 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.”

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. 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