Lou Castelli
Managing Director

Lou Castelli is Managing Director of Chapman’s Northeast and Mid-Atlantic Regions. Lou represents a wide range of business services clients throughout the U.S., with a specific focus on the state, local and education (SLED) market, as well as sports companies. He has significant transaction experience, predominately selling closely held companies to private equity groups.

Prior to joining Chapman as Managing Director in 2014, Lou was a partner in a lower middle market private equity firm. On the operating side, Lou was a founder of a municipal consulting company that was eventually sold to a private equity firm. Lou began his career as an investment banker for Prudential in 1999. Prior to his business career, Lou played professional tennis.

Lou is a current and former member or observer of the Board of numerous private companies.  He is a member of the Board of Trustees and the Finance Committee of Lancaster Country Day School.

Lou earned his BS degree in Finance from the Stillman School of Business at Seton Hall and his MBA from the S.C. Johnson School of Business at Cornell University. He was named a Cornell Entrepreneurship and Innovation Institute Fellow.

Lou and his wife have four children and live in Lancaster, PA.

Industry practice groups:

  • Business Services
  • Sports
  • SLED – State, Local, Education

Contact information
1500 Market Street
Philadelphia, PA 19102

Telephone (973) 985-1539
Fax (847) 884-0218

E-Mail: lcastelli@chapman-usa.com