Brian A. Kane

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Brian Kane represents individuals and organizations in negotiations, transactions and litigation, with concentrations in businesses law, family law, and alternative dispute resolution. Brian has extensive experience as a mediator, has been rated “AV” Preeminent® by Martindale-Hubbell, reflecting the highest possible peer-reviewed rating for legal ability and ethical standards, and has been named by Super Lawyers Maryland as one of the top attorneys in the state every year since 2012.

Brian is a life Fellow of the Maryland Bar Foundation and is honored to serve on the Maryland Supreme Court’s Standing Committee on Rules of Practice and Procedure and the Peer Review Committee of the Maryland Attorney Grievance Commission. He has served on the Trial Courts Judicial Nominating Commission for the 6th District for every term since 2006. He holds undergraduate and graduate degrees from Florida State University and Jacksonville University, respectively, and a law degree from Penn State University's Dickinson School of Law, where he was an Associate Editor of the Dickinson Law Review.

In his business practice, Brian regularly assists small and medium-sized businesses in formation, operation, acquisitions and dispositions, financing transactions, and in negotiating and concluding various types of real property sales and purchases, leases and development agreements. In addition, Brian represents several condominium and homeowners’ associations in matters of governance, finance and enforcement.

Brian is proud to serve as Town Attorney for the Towns of Sharpsburg and Clear Spring, and formerly served as counsel to the Town of Hancock. His organizational clients include the Washington County Soil Conservation District and the Housing Authority of Washington County. A former election judge, he has the honor of serving as counsel to the Washington County Board of Elections, and served for over ten years as a member of the Washington County Ethics Commission.

Brian’s family law practice focuses on client counseling, negotiation and alternative dispute resolution and, where necessary, the litigation of complex matters. He handles a broad range of family law matters, including divorce, alimony, marital property distribution, child custody, child support, prenuptial and postnuptial agreements, enforcement and post-divorce matters, and step-parent and independent/private party adoptions. He has served many times as appointed child counsel in complex contested custody matters, and is a qualified parenting coordinator.

Brian has mediated hundreds of disputes, including divorce and custody matters, business workouts, guardianship proceedings, estate and trust administration, and personal injury matters, and serves as a court-appointed mediator for the Circuit Court for Washington County, Maryland.

A native Floridian (and die-hard FSU Seminoles fan) and long-time resident of Washington County, Brian is married and has three active, entertaining children. He is an avid cyclist and runner, and has completed over fifty ultramarathons, including distances of over 100 miles.


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