Francis W. Costello

Francis W. Costello is a senior partner in the Business Law section of the Los Angeles Office of Holland & Knight and is a member of the International and Cross Border Transactions Practice. His practice includes the representation of foreign and domestic companies in mergers and acquisitions, joint ventures and a wide range of marketing and distribution matters. A substantial portion of his practice relates to the representation of Japanese and other East Asian companies doing business directly in the U.S. or through a U.S. subsidiary. He also has extensive experience in organizing non-profit entities in the U.S. for the support of both domestic and foreign charitable activities.
Mr. Costello spent two and one-half years on assignment with the law firm of Anderson, Mori & Rabinowitz in Tokyo, Japan. He was resident in the Los Angeles office of Whitman & Ransom (later Whitman Breed Abbot & Morgan LLP) from the time that office was opened in late 1976 until July 2000. He, together with the other lawyers and staff of that office, joined Holland & Knight on August 1, 2000. He has served as a member of Holland & Knight's Directors Committee.


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Areas of Practice 1) E-Commerce, 2) Real Estate, 3) Mergers and Acquisitions, 4) Corporate Services, 5) International and Cross Border Transactions and 6) Japan Practice
Law School Columbia University Law School, J.D.
Education Columbia University, B.A.
Bar Member / Association Columbia Journal of Transnational Law
Most recent firm Holland & Knight LLP
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