Brendan Curtin

Associate

Brendan is an associate in the firm’s New Orleans office and practices in the areas of complex commercial litigation, construction litigation, and surety and fidelity law. He also has a broad base of experience in other areas, including, intellectual property, ethics, business owner disputes, appeals, administrative law, and transactional matters. From early in his career, Brendan has earned a reputation as a problem solver. Although a skilled advocate as well, Brendan prefers to take a problem-solving-first approach to legal disputes still at their earliest stages, where more cost-effective, business-oriented, and even relationship-saving resolutions are more achievable. Over the years, Brendan has gained the trust of clients and colleagues, alike, and has leveraged his relationships, experience, and creativity to negotiate over a dozen agreements. Where amicable resolutions have not been feasible, Brendan has been successful in obtaining favorable rulings at the trial and appellate court levels and before administrative agencies. 
 

After college, Brendan spent two years living and working in South America, where he met his future wife, Viviana. Upon returning to the U.S., Brendan enrolled in Tulane Law School where he was an editor of the Tulane Law Review and a judicial extern for the Honorable Stanwood R. Duval, Jr., U.S. District Judge for the Eastern District of Louisiana. Following law school, Brendan served as a law clerk to the Honorable Dee D. Drell, Chief U.S. District Judge for the Western District of Louisiana. Before joining Krebs Farley & Dry in 2019 in August of 2019, Brendan had a diverse private practice with a well-respected boutique New Orleans law firm. 
 

In his free time, Brendan enjoys traveling, cooking, DIY projects, and, most of all, spending time with his wife, Viviana, their daughter, Mila, and their dog, Puyo.

REPRESENTATIVE CASES
 

Feldman v. La. State Bd. of Med. Exam’rs, 2018-0033 (La. App. 4 Cir. 2018), writ denied, 2019-00011 (La. 2/25/19), 266 So. 3d 296. Worked with colleagues to obtain favorable decision before the Board of Medical Examiners on a physician disciplinary action and to successfully defend that decision during judicial review and on further appeal.
 

Shaya Restaurant, LLC v. Shaya, et al., 2:17-cv-10935 (E.D. La. 2018) (order denying preliminary injunction). Worked with colleagues to defeat a motion for preliminary injunction that would have forced client to close its critically acclaimed restaurant.
 

Scalise v. City of Harahan, et al., No. 744986 (La. 24th JDC 2018). Defeated motion for summary judgment and obtained favorable rulings on other pretrial motions during landowner property damage dispute. Settlement agreements were reached shortly afterward.

PROFESSIONAL AND CIVIC ACTIVITIES
 

Board Member, Federal Bar Association, New Orleans Chapter, Younger Lawyers’ Division
 

Board Member and Treasurer, Tulane Law Review Alumni Association
 

Hispanic Lawyers Association of Louisiana
 

New Orleans Bar Association

New Orleans Office

400 Poydras Street

Suite 2500

New Orleans, LA 70130

bcurtin@krebsfarley.com

PRACTICE AREAS
 

Complex Commercial Litigation

Construction Litigation

Fidelity Law
Surety Law

EDUCATION
 

J.D., magna cum laude, Tulane University Law School (2014); Articles Editor, Tulane Law Review
 

B.A., cum laude, Boston College (2009)

 

BAR AND COURT ADMISSIONS
 

Louisiana, 2014
 

U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit
 

U.S. District Courts for the Eastern, Middle and Western Districts of Louisiana
 

LANGUAGES
 

English

Spanish

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