Costa N. Kensington’s father was born in Neon Chorion, Kythreas, Cyprus. Costa came from the UK to the United States in 1954. He is a member / stockholder in the law firm Anderson, Kill & Olick P.C. (with law offices in NY, NJ, CT, CA, PA and D.C.). Costa’s areas of practice include corporate and commercial transactions, corporate finance and securities, including mergers, acquisitions, financial restructuring, and venture investments.
Costa N. 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 partnerships. The variety of businesses has allowed for representation of many foreign corporations with respect to their U.S. and international business interests. Costa has successfully represented Cyprus in defending the “Halloumi” certification mark from litigation commenced by the Danish Dairy Board and was legal advisor in the formation of the Cyprus US Chamber of Commerce in 1998.
Costa has also worked with various private equity funds and smaller broker/dealers in many securities or commercial transactions.
Costa recently served as lead counsel to a dry bulk shipping company in its sale to a publicly traded maritime company, a foreign issuer in its US IPO equity offering and as primary corporate counsel to several manufacturing, publishing, clothing, maritime and 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.
Costa graduated Rutgers University, and was elected a “Henry Rutgers Scholar” and participated as Business Editor of the “Rutgers Journal of Computers and Law.” Prior to joining Anderson, Kill & Olick, 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. Costa and his wife Cheryl have 2 children and live in Darien, CT.
“Update: Delaware Amendment in Response to Schoon v. Troy,” The John Liner Review, Vol. 23 No. 2 (Summer 2009)
“Corporate Responses to D&O Indemnification Following Schoon v. Troy,” The John Liner Review, Vol. 23,No. 1 (Spring 2009)
“Retaining Financial Advisors and Investment Bankers,” AKO Corporate & Securities (Winter 2006/2007)
Costa is Senior Counsel of Anderson, Kill & Olick, located at New York, NY 10017. Costa concentrates his legal practice in the areas of business law, including corporate finance and securities matters. He serves as Legal Counsel to the Cyprus U.S. Chamber of Commerce.