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Kenneth R. Costello

Partner, Los Angeles
  • Top 14 "Most Highly Regarded Franchise Lawyers Globally" by Who's Who Legal: Franchise (Law Business Research, Ltd., London, 2003-2015)
  • Chambers – Franchise 2007-2014; Global 2009-2014
  • Best Lawyers In America - Franchise (2007-2015)
  • Los Angeles Magazine – "Southern California Super Lawyers" List (2006-2015)
  • "Legal Eagle" list of top US franchise lawyers in Franchise Times (2004-2015)
  • Certified by the California State Bar as a Franchise & Distribution Specialist
 


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Jonathan C. Solish

Partner, Los Angeles
  • "One of the finest litigators in the world."
       - Chambers USA
  • "One of the best franchise litigators in the nation."
       - Best Lawyers in America
  • "Leader" and "go-to-guy for franchisors."
       - Who’s Who Legal California
  • "A tremendously able attorney."
       - Chambers USA, Franchising
  • Who's Who Legal: Franchise (2000-2015)
  • Editor-in-Chief, Franchise Law Journal (1996-2000)
  • Certified by the California State Bar as a Franchise & Distribution Specialist

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Arindam Kar

Partner, St. Louis
  • Super Lawyers "Rising Star", Missouri/Kansas 2010
  • Missouri Lawyers Weekly, "Up & Coming Lawyers", 2010
  • Practice focus on antritrust litigation and counseling
  • Regularly represent franchising distributorships
 
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Mark B. Leadlove

Partner, St. Louis
  • Super Lawyers, Business Litigation, Missouri/Kansas, 2007-2011
  • 20 years experience in franchise and distributor litigation issues, commercial litigation, restrictive covenants and trade secret litigation
  • Practiced before numerous federal courts, state courts, administrative bodies and arbitration panels
  • Lieutenant Colonel (Ret.), Judge Advocate, USAR
 
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Rebecca A. D. Nelson

Partner, St. Louis
  • More than 15 years experience advising franchisors about antitrust law issues, as well as a full range of franchise regulatory matters
  • Frequently published author and invited speaker on franchise and distribution related topics
  • Best Lawyers In America - St. Louis Antitrust Lawyer of the Year (2012)
  • SuperLawyers, Antitrust Litigation, Missouri/Kansas
  • Experienced in a wide variety of industries including food service, automotive, hospitality, clothing/footwear, medical instruments and chemicals

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Glenn Plattner

Partner, Los Angeles
  • Who's Who Legal: Franchise (2015)
  • Speaker, 2012 American Bar Association Forum on Franchising (Roadmap to Franchise Defaults and Terminations)
  • Los Angeles Magazine – "Southern California Super Lawyers" List (2009-2012)
  • Who's Who Legal – One of Top 20 Franchise Lawyers in California (2008-2009)
  • The Franchise Lawyer – Associate Editor (2008-2011)
  • State Bar of California - Board of Legal Specialization (2012-Present)
  • State Bar of California – Chair, Franchise & Distribution Law Advisory Commission (2008-2012)
  • State Bar of California, Business Law Section – Co-chair, Franchise Law Committee (2001-2004)
  • Certified by the California State Bar as a Franchise & Distribution Specialist
 
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Anthony J. Marks

Counsel, Los Angeles
  • State Bar of California, Franchise Law Committee - Co-Chair Franchise Law Committee (2007-2008)
  • Co-Author of California Franchise Law & Practice
  • Best Lawyers In America - Franchise (2013-2014)
  • Law & Politics – "Southern California Rising Stars" List (2006-2011)
  • Who's Who Legal: Franchise (2012-2015)
  • Represents start-up and mature franchisors in domestic and international franchising and merger and acquisition transactions
  • Certified by the California State Bar as a Franchise & Distribution Specialist
 
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Keith D. Klein

Partner, Los Angeles
  • Co-Author of California Franchise Law & Practice
  • Member, California State Bar Franchise Law Committee
  • Argued before California Supreme Court on key franchise-related issue
  • Represents Start-up to Fortune 500 franchisors in hotel and food service industries
  • Certified by the California State Bar as a Franchise & Distribution Specialist
  • Benchmark: Litigation - Future Star (2010-2015)
         

R. Andrew Chereck

Associate
Los Angeles
  • Co-Author of ABA Franchise Desk Book and other publications
  • Certified by the California State Bar as a Franchise & Distribution Specialist
  • State Bar of California - Member, Franchise Law Committee of the Business Law Section, 2014 – Present
 

Kristy A. Murphy

Associate
Los Angeles
  • American Bar Association - Forum on Franchising
  • Certified by the California State Bar as a Franchise & Distribution Specialist
         
         
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