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Curington Law was very helpful with my issue. The service absolutely went above and beyond my expectations. I then went into the situation with everything diligently explained allowing for a much more confident exchange. They also followed up to make sure all was well. Highly recommend!
Whether you are a new entrepreneur forming a new business or a seasoned business person selling and/or, acquiring a new business our firm can be crucial to your overall success and professional longevity. Curington Law is equipped in all matters ranging from: giving advice on how to setup your business structure and register your company, to establishing stable operations to ensure your company is protected from the very start.
For Intellectual Property matters, Curington Law offers a broad array of legal services to safeguard your asset, including: trademark, copyright, trade secret protection, licensing agreements, and IP litigation. It is a vital step for any business owner, entrepreneur, creative, artists, or athlete to immediately hire a trustworthy attorney that will also be able to offer a myriad of essential services. Curington Law has the knowledge, experience, and skills necessary to navigate complex registration processes for a range of businesses and individuals looking to protect their work globally.
Curington Law represents management companies, property owners, buyers, sellers, and other parties in transactional and litigation matters. With the complexities of selling or purchasing real estate, you are safer having an attorney you can trust to draft contracts and negotiate for you rather than attempting to do this yourself. Our priority is to always protect our clients by taking the necessary steps to conduct due diligence, keep the process going, and to close the transaction with no lasting issues.
Entertainment, Media, and Sports
Curington Law represents and advises national as well as global media companies and individuals in the entertainment, sports, and media industries. We excel in advising and servicing clients from a wide array of entertainment based industries including: fashion, sports, NIL, music, TV, radio, and film. Our clients receive intimate counseling from us throughout their entire legal case process including: contract review, negotiation with teams, advising, labels, publishing companies, venues, sponsors, royalties, and more.
The goals of Curington Law, LLC, are creating a law firm capable of providing the highest quality legal services in a wide range of practice areas, keeping our clients’ costs at a reasonable level, and providing exceptional client service. The firm’s services are designed to reflect the needs of individuals, well-established organizations and growing businesses. We think outside the box of traditional law firms, incorporating technology and automation to make our services work better and more efficiently for our clients. However, we haven’t lost sight of the importance of a personal connection. We love learning about our clients and clients’ businesses, watching them grow, and developing lasting professional relationships with them.
At Curington Law, LLC, you are our top priority. Whether you need help with forming your business, filing a trademark, pursing a real estate matter, or pursuing a settlement or litigation, our team strives to secure the outcome you deserve.
RJ Curington, J.D., M.S.
RJ Curington is an attorney with a background in business law, real estate, intellectual property law, and sports and entertainment law. RJ founded Curington Law with the goal of helping individuals, business owners, home buyers and sellers, companies, entertainers, and athletes realize their potential and reach successful resolutions of their legal issues. He utilizes a proactive, team-based approach to helping his clients achieve their unique goals through consultative communication, and prioritizes prompt, equitable, and innovative results.
Prior to starting the firm, he spent time and is continuing work as a mortgage loan originator and has gained extensive knowledge of the banking, finance, and real estate industry. He also worked for a law firm focused on developing start-up companies, where he was exposed to entity formation, mergers and acquisitions, trademark and copyright filing, negotiations, and a wide variety of agreements. He also gained valuable experience in law school through clinical work at DePaul's Business Law Clinic, where he provided legal counsel to business entities on transactional matters that included contract drafting, corporate governance, entity formation, employment law, and intellectual property.
Before obtaining his law degree, RJ gained his master's degree in marketing and worked for a leading sports agency and sports marketing firm. RJ enjoyed a successful career as a former Division I student-athlete for DePaul University's men's basketball team and played high-school basketball for national powerhouse Oak Hill Academy.
Outside of work, RJ is a philanthropist in Chicago. He is a member of various charitable organizations. RJ also is an active member of numerous bar associations and co-chairs Chicago Bar Association's Media and Entertainment Law Committee and is an At-Large Executive Associate Board member of the Lawyers for the Creative Arts. RJ has written legal articles published in local and national publications and newsletters.
J.D., DePaul University College of Law, Business Law Certificate
M.S., DePaul University Kellstadt Graduate School of Business, With Highest Distinction
B.A., DePaul University Driehaus College of Business, Cum Laude
Bar Court and Admissions:
American Bar Association
Illinois State Bar Association
Chicago Bar Association
Cook County Bar Association
Black Men Lawyer's Association
Lawyer for the Creative Arts
Intellectual Property Association of Chicago
R.J. Curington, The Importance of NCAA Student-Athletes' Financial Literacy and Mental Health in Anticipation of the Historic Fair Pay to Play Act, 16 DePaul J. Sports L. & Contemp. Probs.(2020)
Available at: https://via.library.depaul.edu/jslcp/vol16/iss1/5
R.J. Curington, NIL Deal Structure for Student-Athletes, Businesses, and Institutions, https://www.conductdetrimental.com/post/nil-deal-structure-for-student-athletes-businesses-and-institutions (Oct 4, 2021)
R.J. Curington, Note to Business Student-Athletes: Don’t Forget Taxes, https://www.conductdetrimental.com/post/note-to-business-student-athletes-don-t-forget-taxes (Sep 24, 2021)