Kendall Almerico is a Florida Bar Board Certified attorney with 25 years experience who is considered one of the top crowdfunding and JOBS Act experts in the United States. Mr. Almerico was recently called “one of the top Regulation A+ attorneys in the country” by Forbes and was named the 17th most influential thought leader in the crowdfunding industry by VentureBeat, and was the top ranked practicing attorney on the prestigious list. Inc. magazine named Mr. Almerico to its list of “Top 19 Crowdfunding Experts Startups Need to Know.” Mr. Almerico and his crowdfunding websites have appeared in the New York Times, USA Today, Washington Post, Washington Times, Huffington Post, Forbes, Bloomberg, Reuters, the New York Daily News, Business Insider, Christian Science Monitor, Fox Business Network and hundreds of newspaper, blog, radio and television interviews including CNN, CNBC, CBS, ABC, NBC, FOX, CCTV and Bloomberg TV.
Mr. Almerico is also CEO of BankRoll Ventures, who owns and operates BankRoll, an equity crowdfunding web site focused on Regulation A+ Mini IPOs and 506(c) and 506(b) private placements. Mr. Almerico is a regular crowdfunding columnist for Entrepreneur.com and a highly sought after keynote speaker on both a national and international level.
Before entering law school, Mr. Almerico graduated with honors from the University of Florida with a bachelors’ degree in Broadcasting from the College of Journalism and Mass Communications and practices law with the prestigious law firm of DiMuro Ginsberg in the Washington DC area. Mr. Almerico has put his media training to use for years through numerous television, radio and other media appearances. Mr. Almerico created Legally Speaking, a public affairs television program that aired for 12 years and provided legal help and education to those who could not otherwise afford to speak to an attorney. Mr. Almerico is also a frequent guest and host on radio and television shows around the country, and has assisted in the design and creation of several websites and web-based applications.
Mr. Almerico was also the co-founder of StarTrust Management, an athlete and entertainment agency, where he provided agent services and professional guidance to professional athletes including NFL players, Major League Baseball players, Olympic athletes and a NASCAR driver. Mr. Almerico’s guidance as a sports agent assisted his clients in such diverse areas as contract negotiation, endorsement procurement, media training, event planning, foundation creation and development and implementation of business strategies. Mr. Almerico’s sports agent work allowed him to represent athletes who participated in the Super Bowl, the World Series, the Major League Baseball All-Star Game, the Winter Olympics and the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series.
As a practicing attorney, Mr. Almerico has run his law practice for more than 28 years and has earned an AV rating from Martindale Hubbell, the highest peer review rating possible and one that also carries the highest ethical rating from this national attorney rating publication. Mr. Almerico has represented individuals, businesses, television personalities and professional athletes. He has negotiated multi-million dollar contracts as an attorney and as a sports agent, has assisted companies in raising millions of dollars as counsel and has handled multi-million dollar lawsuits for individuals and businesses alike. Mr. Almerico earned his law degree from University of Florida College of Law, where he was an Editor of The Journal of Law and Public Policy and the recipient of the William C. Gaither Award as the outstanding member of the University of Florida Moot Court Team.