Avi D. Kelin

Avi D. Kelin

Partner

akelin@pemlawfirm.com
973-585-5329 (Direct)
973-220-5366 (Cell)

Avi D. Kelin, Esq. serves as Partner at the Firm and specializes in Political Law, where he focuses his practice on the interaction between government and business by advising businesses, trade associations, and individuals on lobbying requirements, campaign-finance law, pay-to-play restrictions, government-ethics rules, and the government-procurement process.

Mr. Kelin assists clients in establishing and operating state and federal PACs and Super PACs. Mr. Kelin also advises political candidates on campaign-finance compliance and government officials on ethics requirements as well as on related government investigations and enforcement actions. Mr. Kelin has advised numerous candidates, PACs, and political parties on navigating Federal Election Commission (FEC) and New Jersey Election Law Enforcement Commission (ELEC) investigations and complaints.

Mr. Kelin concentrates on the legal issues surrounding the emerging technology of autonomous vehicles as he provides innovative solutions in this fast-growing area to automakers, technology companies, insurance companies, real-estate developers, government entities, and other businesses that depend on transportation and mobility. Mr. Kelin was a Governor-confirmed member of the New Jersey Advanced Autonomous Vehicle Task Force, which made recommendations to the Governor and Legislature regarding the regulation and legal issues of autonomous vehicles.

Mr. Kelin is a recognized leader in non-profit law. He advises 501(c)(3) charities, 501(c)(4) trade associations, 501(c)(6) trade associations, and 527 political organizations from initial formation, corporate documents, board governance, operational compliance, and IRS reporting requirements. Mr. Kelin counsels business entities on their corporate-law and contracting needs by regularly drafting and negotiating service contracts, data-privacy agreements, corporate formation documents, and bylaws and shareholder agreements.

Mr. Kelin spends time serving as a columnist for www.InsiderNJ.com and is also a regular Continued Legal Education (CLE) presenter on the topics of Autonomous Vehicles and Political-Activity Law.

Mr. Kelin graduated from LEAD NJ in 2021 and is an alumnus of the ADL Glass Leadership Institute. He is the President-Elect of the Jewish Bar Association of New Jersey and is a Board Member of the New Jersey Jewish Business Alliance. Mr. Kelin has been named an ROI-NJ Influencer: Law  and an ROI-NJ Influencer: Technology. Morris | Essex Health & Life Magazine named Mr. Kelin an Essex County Top Lawyer in 2022 – 2024.

Mr. Kelin graduated with Honors from The George Washington University School of Law with his Juris Doctor in 2014. Previous to this, Mr. Kelin graduated from Yeshiva College with his Bachelor of Arts in 2008.

  • ROI-NJ Influencers: Law 2022, 2024
  • ROI-NJ Influencers: Technology 2022
  • Morris | Essex Health & Life Magazine: Essex County’s Top Lawyers, 2022 – 2024

Education

  • The George Washington University School of Law, J.D., 2014, With Honors, Recipient, The Howard J. Rudge Scholarship Award
  • Yeshiva College, B.A., 2008

Bar Admissions

  • New Jersey, 2014
  • New York, 2015

Professional Memberships

  • President-Elect, Jewish Bar Association of New Jersey
  • New Jersey Jewish Business Alliance, Board of Directors
  • Alumnus, ADL Glass Leadership Institute
  • Graduate, Lead NJ 2021