Attorney at Law
Kiel received his undergraduate degree from the University of Florida and his law degree from Florida State University where he graduated with a Certificate in Business Law.
His prior experience includes serving as general counsel for a national behavioral health care company, and as Chief Legal Officer for a private equity and real estate development team.
His practice is focused on corporate formation and strategy,… read more employment issues, and commercial contracts.
- Advisory Agreement
- Business Licenses & Industry Regulations
- Buyout Agreement
- Corporate Dissolution
- Corporate Formation
- Corporate Restructure
- Delaware Incorporation
- Founders Agreement
- Franchise Agreement
- Franchise Disclosure Document
- Franchise Formation
- Joint Venture Formation
- Operating Agreement
- Partnership Formation
- Shareholder Agreement
- Other Business Formation Matter
- Copyright Infringement
- Copyright Registration
- Response to USPTO Office Action (Trademark)
- Trademark Infringement
- Trademark Registration
- Trademark Search
- Other Trademark & Copyright Matter
- Business Consulting Agreement
- Distribution Agreement
- Equipment Lease
- Licensing Agreement
- Loan Agreement
- Marketing Agreement
- Non-Disclosure Agreement (Commercial)
- Profit Share Agreement
- Publishing Agreement
- Release of Liability
- Sales Agreement
- Service Agreement
- Terms of Service
- User Agreement
- Vendor Agreement
- Other Commercial Contract Matter
"Kiel did a great job with drafting and editing my contract. He was very responsive and professional. I really enjoyed working with Kiel, and I will certainly work with him in the future."
"If you need an attorney that you can trust and who will work with you every step of the way then you need to talk with Kiel. He handled the sale of my business and took care of all the legal details. He is the best!!"
Emerald Law, PLLC
May 2020 - Present
Founder of Emerald Law, PLLC, a boutique transactional law firm specializing in providing outsourced general counsel services to startups, small to medium sized businesses, and real estate investors.
Metropolitan Investment LLC
Chief Legal Officer
Jul 2018 - Mar 2020
Served as Chief Legal Officer for a European based private equity and real estate development firm’s activities in the United States. Oversaw and managed the legal and operational components of the real estate development and acquisition process.Was also responsible for all corporate legal functions including human resources, employment law, compliance, commercial leasing, and insurance matters.
Niznik Behavioral Health
Aug 2017 - Jun 2018
Served as a chief advisor on legal and business expansion matters to the CEO. Handled a wide variety of legal issues and business development efforts for the various entities that compose Niznik Behavioral Health.
Greater Miami Chamber of Commerce
Director, Governmental Affairs
Oct 2016 - Aug 2017
Lead policy creation and advocacy for the largest business organization in South Florida.
Responsible for monitoring legislative issues that affect the greater business community at the local, state, and federal level.
Developed and implemented political action strategies.
Office of Miami-Dade County Commissioner Juan C. Zapata
Director, Legislative Affairs
Aug 2015 - Oct 2016
Performed legal and public policy research used to guide the legislative efforts of the office
Interpreted statutes and worked with County Attorney's Office to develop policy.
Worked with department heads and department staff to solve constituent issues and to work on legislation to help improve their efficiency.
Analyzed proposed legislation and provided voting recommendations.