ROBERT J. CASTLE

Attorney

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 has hiked the Grand Canyon twice.

Rob’s favorite city to visit is London.

Rob is a transactional attorney concentrating his practice on franchise and licensing law, regulatory compliance, and general corporate matters.  He represents national and international franchisors, and other corporate entities in all phases of the development, structuring, and operation of their franchise programs.  Rob is experienced in drafting franchise agreements, disclosure documents, and contracts for complex commercial transactions, as well as in counseling clients on compliance with the ever-changing state and federal regulations applicable to franchisors, both domestically and abroad.

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.  While in law school, he served as Lead Articles Editor of the Loyola University Chicago Law Journal and worked as a judicial clerk for the Honorable Gerald E. Kubasiak.

  • Education

    • Juris Doctor, cum laude, Loyola University Chicago School of Law
    • Bachelor of Arts, Indiana University
  • Associations

    • International Franchise Association
    • American Bar Association Forum on Franchising
    • Chicago Bar Association
  • Bar Admissions

    • State of Illinois
    • S. District Court, Northern District of Illinois