Brian Jolly

Brian Jolly | Kivel & Howard Attorney in Portland OregonPractice Areas

Family and Closely Held Businesses, Forming and Advising Non-Profit Organizations, Estate Planning, and Estate and Trust Administration

As a partner at Kivel & Howard, Brian works with businesses in all phases of their maturity, from creation to mergers/acquisitions, including resolving internal and external disputes. He also enjoys working with families to protect and assure a smooth transfer of business and family assets to the next generation. His approachable style puts clients at ease and makes them comfortable with sometimes-complicated legal concepts.

A native Oregonian, Brian grew up in Portland and is an alumnus of both David Douglas High School and Portland State University. He attended law school at the University of Miami, and returned to Portland to practice law in 2005. He strongly supports local non-profits that create opportunities for underserved youth, and currently serves as a board member for both the Institute for Youth Success (formerly Oregon Mentors) and Chess for Success.

Outside of work, Brian is a baseball, golf, saké and classic movie enthusiast.

Bar Admissions


University of Miami School of Law

Coral Gables, Florida
Juris Doctor, 2005

Portland State University

Portland, Oregon
BS in Finance, 1999

Professional/Community Associations