Robert J. Castle
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Did you know?

  • Rob’s first job was as a caddy at the famed Bethpage Black Course
  • Rob is from New York, and loves all things Mets and Jets
  • Rob’s favorite movie is Forrest Gump
  • Rob once made a free throw during a Knicks game at Madison Square Garden. He subsequently air balled a half-court shot, abruptly ending his chances of winning a new car
  • Rob has written two screenplays, neither of which have been picked up by a Hollywood agent
  • Rob wrestled and played football in high school
  • Rob is a Jeopardy enthusiast, and aspires to one day be a contestant on the show
  • Rob once played opposite Anthony Rizzo in a youth baseball tournament

Rob is a commercial transactional attorney experienced in representing a variety of corporate entities. He concentrates his practice on franchise and licensing law, mergers and acquisitions, commercial transactions, and general corporate matters.

Prior to joining Cheng Cohen, Rob practiced at a financial services law firm in Chicago, where he represented broker-dealers, investment advisers, commodity pool operators, private equity funds, and other financial services clients in various transactional, litigation, and regulatory matters. Rob’s focus included counseling public companies on compliance with state and federal securities laws, guiding investment funds through the private placement process, and advising businesses on corporate formation and governance, securities issuances, and complex commercial transactions.

Rob is a graduate of Indiana University and earned his law degree, cum laude, from Loyola University Chicago School of Law. While in law school, he earned Dean’s List honors each semester, served as Lead Articles Editor of the Loyola University Chicago Law Journal, and worked as a judicial clerk for the Honorable Gerald E. Kubasiak. Rob is licensed to practice in Illinois and the U.S. District Court, Northern District of Illinois.


  • Juris Doctor, cum laude, Loyola University Chicago School of Law
  • Bachelor of Arts, Indiana University
Bar Admissions:
  • Illinois
  • U.S. District Court, Northern District of Illinois
  • American Bar Association
  • Chicago Bar Association

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