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  • Education
    • J.D., Emory University School of Law, 2014, Dean's List; Emory Pro Bono Medal Recipient
    • B.A., Northwestern University, 2007, Dean's List
  • Court Admissions
    • U.S. Court of Appeals, Seventh Circuit, 2015
    • U.S. District Court, Northern District of Illinois, Trial Bar, 2020
    • U.S. District Court, Northern District of Illinois, 2014
Sohil Shah resolves complex litigation matters in a way that leaves clients with solutions that not only address their legal challenges but also are in line with their broader business goals and objectives. He primarily practices real estate litigation and regularly supports clients such as shopping center owners and managers, commercial property developers, and commercial property owners.  He touches on a diverse set of issues in the real estate industry including, but not limited to:
  • Commercial landlord and tenant disputes
  • Commercial lease enforcement and related issues and
  • Commercial property rights

In addition to assisting clients with litigating their disputes, Sohil also counsels clients on how to avoid litigation and reduce litigation risk. For example, he advises clients on lease and contract interpretation and offers drafting advice to position clients effectively for potential future disputes. 

Sohil also assists clients in a wide variety of industries with general litigation involving contract breaches, business torts, statutory enforcement, and other business-related disputes.
  • Regularly assists shopping center clients throughout the country with commercial lease disputes including litigating lease defaults, and enforcing lease provisions and guaranties; regularly advises shopping center clients on mitigating litigation risk and managing lease-related disruptions.
  • Defended commercial developer against claims for an injunction, nuisance, and trespass brought by neighboring property owners based on allegations that storm water runoff from the development would irreparably harm their properties.
  • Represented shopping center owner in breach of lease and guaranty suit against national tenant and successfully defeated defenses of failure to mitigate damages and unenforceable damages provision.
  • Represented manufacturer of fabric domes in action for negligence and breach of contract against contractor in connection with installation of dome.
  • Represented hospital client in arbitration dispute related to fees due under management services agreement related to operation of cath lab.
  • Defended bank client against claims for unjust enrichment and breach of contract brought by vendor of delinquent borrower. 
  • Represented pharmacy benefit program provider seeking to recover damages from the administrator of its discount cash card program.
  • Defended candidate for U.S. Congress against defamation claims brought by an opponent’s political donor.