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Robert J. Castle

Business Attorney at Northfield, IL

5.0   8 reviews

also known as The Castle Law Firm, The Law Office of Robert J. Castle, LLC

  • Licensed for 9 years
    State IL
    Acquired 2014
    Active and Authorized to Practice Law No misconduct found

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About Robert

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Rob Castle is the founder and managing partner of The Castle Law Firm, a leading legal practice that offers personalized, professional representation to businesses of all sizes. Rob is a member of the Illinois State Bar and is also admitted to practice in the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Illinois. He graduated, cum laude, from Loyola University Chicago School of Law, where he served on the Loyola University Chicago Law Journal and worked as a judicial law clerk for the Illinois Court of Claims.

As a seasoned business attorney, Rob has served as a trusted advisor to a diverse range of businesses, from small start-ups to large public companies, franchisors, financial services entities, and their representatives, for whom he has tackled various corporate, securities, franchise, and licensing matters. His legal insights and expertise have enabled him to define and execute nuanced strategies for general business operations, complex commercial transactions, and intricate regulatory and compliance issues.

Rob’s strong ability to draft and negotiate clear narratives for all types of commercial contracts allows him to guide business owners on entity type and structure, outline metrics for success, provide up-to-date market assessments and risk analyses, and resolve disputes on behalf of his clients.

Prior to founding The Castle Law Firm, Rob practiced at two highly respected Chicago law firms, where he represented national and international franchisors, as well as some of the nation’s most successful broker-dealers, investment advisers, private equity funds, and commodity pool operators in various transactional, regulatory, and corporate matters. Today, Rob’s proven track record and reputation as a skilled legal strategist and negotiator make him one of Illinois’ go-to attorneys for businesses seeking guidance in navigating complex legal matters. 

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The Castle Law Firm
550 W Frontage Rd.
Northfield, IL, 60093

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5.0 / 5.0
  8 customer reviews
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Posted by Susan | October 25, 2023
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Contract review for my new business
Very professional and also a pleasure to work with-Rob helped me reviewing manufacturing contracts for my new business.
Posted by Isaac | April 27, 2023
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Rob is the best. He was very thorough in helping me understand my franchise documents so that I could make an informed decision. He knows his stuff, and is quick to respond. I definitely recommend his firm and plan to use him for future franchise issues.
Posted by John | August 16, 2022
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Great Business Lawyer
Rob assisted with several formation and start up issues for my new business venture. He is an intelligent attorney and a pleasure to work with. I had an excellent experience working with him and his firm.
Posted by Paul | August 12, 2022
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Great Service
Rob drafted several contracts for my business, and I couldn’t be happier with the result. He is very helpful and easy to work with, and he took the time to answer all of my questions. I would highly recommend The Castle Law Firm, and plan to use them again in the future.
Posted by Brendan | July 28, 2022
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Excellent Attorney
I cannot say enough good things about The Castle Law Firm. Rob is very easy to talk to, and took his time to thoroughly explain my legal rights and options regarding a business opportunity. He is a highly skilled business attorney, and I will definitely use his expertise again.
Posted by Mike | May 6, 2022
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Wish I could leave more stars
As first-time franchise buyers, we didn't know what to expect. Rob walked us step-by-step through our franchise agreement and FDD, answering any questions and easing our concerns. He pointed out potential risks and terms to negotiate, and has been there for any business questions along the way. Rob is always professional and gets back to you quickly. We are very satisfied and highly recommend his firm. Thank you!
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Posted by Andres | February 28, 2022
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The Best
Great service. I’ve been working with Rob and The Castle Law Firm on some business matters, and have been blown away by their attention to detail and professionalism. Rob is extremely responsive and gets work done quickly. I would recommend him to anyone needing legal or business guidance.
Posted by Shawn | December 9, 2021
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Highly Recommend!
I had an outstanding experience with Mr. Castle as my attorney. He did an amazing job working with me through several detailed contract issues, and was able to answer all of my questions and provide suggestions in a way that was easy to understand. He is very personable and knowledgeable, quickly returns calls and messages, and seems to truly care about his clients by going above and beyond. A true professional and expert in his field. I would highly recommend him if you need assistance with business or contract matters.
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  • Free Consultation 30 minutes
Payment methods
Cash, Check, Credit Card


AVVO RATING 7.1 (Very Good)

Work Experience

  • Founder and Managing Partner
  • The Castle Law Firm
  • 2020 - Present


  • Loyola University Chicago School of Law
  • JD - Juris Doctor
  • 2014
  • Indiana University - Bloomington
  • BA - Bachelor of Arts
  • 2011

Sample of Legal Cases

  • Franchise Acquisition
  • Acquisition of multiple units of a major fast-casual restaurant franchise.
  • Franchise Program Formation
  • Registration of Company's franchise program and disclosure material in multiple states.
  • Investment Adviser Registrations
  • Registration of investment advisers with the SEC and/or State of Illinois, as applicable.
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  • American Bar Association
  • Member
  • 2017 - Present
  • Illinois State Bar Association
  • Member
  • 2014 - Present
  • The Chicago Bar Association
  • Member
  • 2012 - 2016

Languages Spoken

  • English

Honors and Awards

  • Client's Choice Award
  • Avvo
  • 2022
  • CALI Award for Highest Grade in Business Planning
  • CALI
  • 2013
  • CALI Award for Highest Grade in Dispute Resolution
  • CALI
  • 2013
  • CALI Award for Highest Grade in Legal Writing
  • CALI
  • 2012
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Speaking Engagements

  • Cryptocurrency Investment Group, Annual Summit
  • Cryptocurrency Laws and Regulations
  • 2022

Attorney endorsements

Received (2)
Given (1)
Endorse Robert
Business Attorney | Aug 07
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Rob is a talented attorney with a strong reputation in the Chicago legal community. He is very knowledgeable in commercial and franchise law matters, which results in successful outcomes for the business clients he represents. I endorse this lawyer."
Business Attorney | May 06
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"Rob is an extremely skilled lawyer who always puts his clients first. His knowledge in the field of business law is unmatched and he is a pleasure to work with. I strongly endorse this lawyer."
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Northfield Business Lawyer Robert J. Castle
Robert J. Castle
Business Attorney
Northfield, IL
Licensed for 9 years
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