Harold L. Kestenbaum is a franchise attorney who has been focused on franchise law and other matters relating to franchising since 1977. He has served as a franchise attorney to numerous regional, national, and international franchise companies across multiple industries, and he joined Spadea Lignana in 2019. Harold is a member of the American Bar Association’s Antitrust Section, the Antitrust Section’s Forum Committee on Franchising, and the Subcommittee on Franchising of the American Bar Association’s Corporation Banking and Business Law Section. He is a founding member and past Chairman of the New York State Bar Association’s Franchise, Distribution and Licensing Law Section, and he currently serves as Chairman for its Education and Seminar Subcommittee and was a member of the International Franchise Association’s Supplier Forum Advisory Board. He has won numerous awards, including being named among the top 100 franchise lawyers in North America by Franchise Times and being named one of the three best franchise lawyers in the New York metro area by New York Magazine. He was a board member of Sbarro for 22 years, he wrote a book on how to franchise your business called, “So You Want to Franchise Your Business” and he was the founder and CEO of a publicly traded franchise consulting company.
Harold is passionate about working with entrepreneurs and representing companies that want to expand their business model via franchising. Outside of franchising, he spends much of his time with his five grandsons, which gives him the proper perspective on what life is all about.
To contact Harold L. Kestenbaum, please call (213) 927-6980 or email [email protected].