Brian Kenyon


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Brian Kenyon advises clients on real estate development, project finance, acquisitions, dispositions and leasing. He represents developers and property owners before government agencies in obtaining developmental approvals for residential, commercial, and industrial projects. Brian also counsels clients on federal, state and local environmental regulations to assist with permitting, compliance and remediation. 

Prior to joining O’Melveny, Brian served as a real estate and land use associate in the Miami, Florida office of an international law firm, and as in-house real estate counsel for a premier southern California based investment manager of commercial real estate portfolios. 


Bar Admissions

  • California
  • District of Columbia
  • Florida


  • Florida State University, J.D.: Certificate in Environmental Law & Land Use Law with High Honors
  • University of Florida, B.S.: Engineering, Civil: Dean’s List

Professional Activities


  • Los Angeles County Bar Association, Real Property Section Member
  • ABA Section of Environment, Energy, & Resources
  • ABA Forum Committee on the Construction Industry
  • Urban Land Institute


  • Hydraulic Fracturing Developments,” Pratt’s Energy Law Report (January 2017)
  • Hydraulic Fracturing Developments,” Pratt’s Energy Law Report (June 2016)
  • Hydraulic Fracturing Developments,” Pratt’s Energy Law Report (March 2016)
  • Contract and Conditional Zoning, Florida Bar Environmental & Land Use Section Treatise Update (June 2014)
  • Introduction and General Overview of Transferable Development Rights, Florida Bar Environmental & Land Use Section Treatise Update (June 2014)
  • Florida section of “Smart Growth and Green Buildings Annual Report,” ABA Section of Environment, Energy, and Resources Law: The Year in Review 2011 (co-author)