Kyle Carraro is a partner at Lloyd Patel LLP and joined the firm in 2014 as an associate attorney. Kyle serves as general counsel for a wide variety of businesses, with a specific focus on technology, medical start-ups, and freelancers. Kyle advises such businesses on all aspects of corporate law, from formation to dissolution, as well as both affirmative and defensive litigation when necessary. Kyle also heads up the firm’s trademarking practice and provides counsel and strategy on intellectual property protection for businesses and entrepreneurs.
In addition to his work with business entities, Kyle also works with individual employees negotiating and litigating employment-related claims as well as with Independent Contractors in the enforcement of their rights under Freelance Isn’t Free Act as part of a concerted effort to educate freelancers on the law and create meaningful enforcement of its provisions.
In compliment to his practice with Lloyd Patel, Kyle provides one-to-one legal counseling sessions with constituents of New York City Council Members in the Bronx and Manhattan and serves as a mentee to recent law school graduates to help them prepare to take the New York State Bar Exam.
Prior to joining the firm, Kyle represented tenants in housing court and was part of a legal team that represented an indefinitely-detained prisoner at Bagram Airbase, Afghanistan. Before pivoting to becoming a lawyer, Kyle worked in the global commodities sector for both Citibank and Deutsche Bank, and spent time living abroad in Buenos Aires, Argentina.
Kyle is fluent in Spanish, plays soccer weekly, and is an avid chess player.
J.D., City University of New York Law School (2012)
B.A., Columbia University (2005)
New York State Courts
United States District Court, SDNY
New York State Bar Association, Member
Furloughs, Reductions in Force and More: Business, Law, and Life in the Time of COVID-19. March 27, 2020. Lawline.com
Freelance Isn’t Free Act: An Overview of the Increased Protections for Freelancers in New York City. Various dates and locations.
Human Resources and the Small Business Owner. Various dates. NYC Department of Small Business Services
AirBnb v. New York: Who is Winning the War over Short-Term Rentals? July 20, 2017. myLawCLE.com (co-presented with Erin Lloyd).