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Rutgers University, J.D.
Rutgers University, B.A.
Costa N. Kensington is a shareholder in the New York and Stamford offices of Anderson Kill and is chair of the Corporate and Securities Department. Mr. Kensington's experience extends to a wide variety of business affairs, from working with private and publicly held companies, to limited liability companies and venture and master limited partnerships. The variety of businesses has allowed for representation of many foreign corporations and government entities with respect to their U.S. and international business interests, including South America, Asia and Europe.
Costa N. Kensington's area of practice include corporate finance and commercial transactions, corporate governance, and venture securities, including mergers, acquisitions and financial and business restructuring, and venture and private equity investments. Many of these transactions are international/cross border and involve foreign jurisdictions.
Mr. Kensington is a member of Anderson Kill's Financial Services Industry Group.
Mr. Kensington is rated "AV® Preeminent™ Peer Review Rated," the top rating, by his peers as listed in Martindale Hubbell.1
Quadrant Capital, Aguila Ltd., Prudential Financial, Kraft Foods, Navios Maritime Holdings, Pyrander Capital, Chiquita Brands, The Republic of Cyprus, Deltec Holdings, General Bank, Thames Pharmacal Company, Inc., InterLeukin-2, Ultrafem, Inc. and various private equity funds and smaller broker/dealers in many securities or commercial transactions. Costa recently served as lead counsel to a hedge fund management company being sold to a large public asset management firm, a dry bulk shipping company in its sale to a publicly traded maritime company, co-counsel to a Swedish public corporation selling its animal health U.S. subsidiary, special counsel in connection with acquisitions by HCA (Hospital Corporation of America) and as primary corporate counsel to several manufacturing, publishing, clothing, maritime and generic pharmaceutical corporations. Costa has also served on various Boards of Directors and as a member of the Audit Committee of a New York Stock Exchange listed Company. Costa has successfully represented stockholders in "contests" for corporate control of both private and public corporations and advised boards of directors and executive officers on corporate governance and indemnification matters and their fiduciary duties.
While attending Rutgers University, Costa was elected a "Henry Rutgers Scholar" and participated as Business Editor of the "Rutgers Journal of Computers and Law." Prior to joining Anderson Kill, Costa was a founding member of Kensington & Ressler LLC, a business law firm operating in New York City for over 20 years, and was an associate attorney with Sullivan & Cromwell and with Skadden Arps in New York City.
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