Kenneth Costello, Esq.

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Kenneth Costello is a partner at Bryan Cave, LLP, an international law firm with 800 lawyers globally. He focuses his practice on a broad range of franchise, intellectual property licensing, and e-commerce issues, and is a frequent author and speaker on these topics.

He has served on the International Franchise Association’s Supplier Forum Advisory Board, Legal/Legislative Committee, and Membership Committee, as an Articles Editor for the ABA Franchise Law Journal, and on the Advisory Board of Leader’s Franchising Business & Law Alert.

Mr. Costello is certified as a Specialist in Franchise & Distribution Law by the California State Bar Board of Legal Specialization. He has been recognized by Chambers U.S.A., Chambers Global as “a superb transactional attorney with tremendous business sense,” by International Who’s Who of Franchise Lawyers (Law Business Research, Ltd., London) as one of the “Most Highly Regarded” franchise lawyers globally, by Best Lawyers in America, and in Law & Politics magazine as a Southern California “Super Lawyer.”

He has testified on franchise trade regulation issues before the Federal Trade Commission and has been consulted on franchising issues by the Wall Street Journal, New York Times, Los Angeles Times, CBS News, Forbes, and Entrepreneur Magazine, among other media. Additional information.