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Curington Law, LLC
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Serving Chicago and Northwest Indiana

RJ Curington
JD, MS

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312-766-6671

Biography

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 and a associate board member of Mercy Homes for Boys and Girls. RJ is also a board member of the Greater River North Business Association. 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

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/vol
16/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)

Practice Areas

  • Business and Contract 50%​

  • Real Estate Transactions 50%

Bar Admissions

  • Illinois 

  • Indiana (pending)

  • Florida (pending)

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