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The Resource and Know-How to Best Serve Your Business, Real Estate, Sports, Entertainment, and Intellectual Property Matters

PRACTICE AREAS

PRACTICE
AREAS

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Business Law

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. 

Intellectual Property

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.

Civil Litigation

Regardless of the type of issue, Curington Law thoroughly investigates the facts and law underlying the case and diligently and skillfully participate in all stages of litigation. Curington Law handles depositions, hearings, arbitrations, trials, and appellate arguments benefits our litigation clients in all venues. We are always mindful that settlement negotiations may lead to an advantageous result. But when litigation becomes necessary, Curington Law aggressively pursues and protects our clients’ interests and rights in both trial and appellate courts. 

Real Estate

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.

Commercial Litigation

When the stakes are high, Curington Law is meticulous in case preparation and prosecution. We handle commercial litigation disputes for small companies and corporations including contract disputes. Commercial business dealings and relations often veer off course and result in costly litigation. Our mission is to cost-effectively resolve your dispute to avoid litigation. In the event that litigation is required, our firm will vigorously guide you to resolution at a total cost below that of most other firms. As a business owner ourself, we understand your needs and will fight strategically to protect your interests.

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, music, TV, radio, and film. Our clients receive intimate counseling from us throughout their entire legal case process including: contract review, negotiation with teams, labels, publishing companies, venues, sponsors, royalties, and more. 

OUR VISION

OUR VISION

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.

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ATTORNEYS

OUR FOUNDER

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RJ Curington, J.D., M.S.

Founding Attorney

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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 vice chair of American Bar Association's Tort Trial and Insurance Practice Section's Media, Privacy, and Advertising Committee. RJ has written legal articles published in local and national publications and newsletters. 

 

Education:
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:

Illinois

Affiliations:

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

Publications:

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)

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