Brian Russell

Brian Russell is an associate of Abbott & Kindermann, Inc. Brian provides legal advice for the wine business and his primary practice areas including land use, real estate, and business transactional law. His extensive experience includes the acquisition of land use entitlements for property owners. He also advises clients on property due diligence, land zoning matters, negotiating and drafting land purchase agreements, and easements. On business matters, Mr. Russell advises clients on complex transactions and acquisitions.

Mr. Russell is located at Abbott and Kindermann’s St. Helena office. He is active in forming local land use policies. Mr. Russell is Vice Chairperson of the City of St. Helena Planning Commission. 

Practice Areas:

  • Land use and planning law
  • Real estate law
  • Land entitlement
  • Municipal law
  • Business transactional law
  • Alcohol beverage law


  • Juris Doctor, California Western School of Law
  • Bachelor of Arts, University of California, Santa Barbara