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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 practices general commercial litigation and real estate litigation, and guides clients through every phase of litigation, arbitration, and mediation to achieve their desired results.  Sohil also counsels clients on how to avoid litigation and reduce litigation risk.  For example, he advises clients on contract and lease interpretation and drafts provisions to position clients effectively for potential future disputes.  

Sohil assists clients in a wide variety of industries with general litigation involving contract breaches, business torts, statutory enforcement, and other business-related disputes.  He also regularly supports clients in the real estate industry such as shopping center owners and managers, commercial property developers, and commercial property owners.  He touches on a diverse set of issues including, but not limited to: commercial landlord and tenant disputes; commercial lease enforcement and related issues; and commercial property rights.
  • Regularly assists shopping center owners throughout the country with commercial lease issues including advising on mitigating litigation risk and managing lease-related disruptions; drafting and interpreting lease provisions, lease amendments, and related agreements; and enforcing leases and guaranties by litigating lease defaults and other lease-related issues such as common area maintenance, co-tenancy, and exclusive use provisions.
  • Represented developer in obtaining full recovery against local government on Fifth Amendment taking, Section 1983 due process violation, and breach of contract claims for its failure to and refusal to establish a segregated TIF fund for the developer’s benefit and to reimburse the developer for reasonable and necessary costs expended.
  • Obtained an emergency Temporary Restraining Order on behalf of operator of quarantine facility for COVID-19-positive children in government custody to prevent local government from violating the Fair Housing Act and shutting down facility.
  • 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.
  • Defended national restaurant company in breach of lease suit related to maintenance and repairs for a restaurant after expiration of a 50-year ground lease and obtained summary judgment on its behalf.
  • Represented wind farm developer in suits for declaratory, injunctive, and other relief against townships based on their enacting of illegal ordinances attempting to hinder wind farm development.
  • Regularly represents credit bureau as trial counsel in data breach and Fair Credit Reporting Act suits in jurisdictions throughout the country.
  • Defended skilled living and medical facility in commercial lease dispute with medical clinic related to early termination rights and exclusive use provision.
  • Represented pharmaceutical company in enforcing guaranty against principal of manufacturer related to manufacturer’s failure to deliver FDA-compliant drugs.
  • Represented pharmacy benefit program provider in arbitration seeking to recover damages from the administrator of its discount cash card program.
  • Defended community living facilities in an appeal of an administrative licensing decision, and obtained summary judgment on their behalf, forcing administrative agency to hold an evidentiary hearing.
  • Represented hospital in arbitration dispute related to fees due under management services agreement related to operation of cath lab.
  • Defended transportation and logistics company and its principal against claims for breach of fiduciary duty and ERISA liability related to payments to retirement funds under a collective bargaining agreement and obtained dismissal on their behalf.
  • Defended commercial landlord against claims for breach of contract brought by tenant based on letters of intent related to potential lease, obtained dismissal on its behalf, and defeated tenant’s appeal of dismissal.
  • Represented commercial landlord in dispute involving national charter school’s receiver’s refusal to timely wind down business and terminate possession of leased premises.
  • Represented commercial landlords and property owners in disputes related to permissive free-speech (expressive) activity by protestors.
  • Represented commercial developer in dispute against local government related to government’s failure to reimburse developer for municipal improvements.
  • Defended candidate for U.S. Congress against defamation claims brought by an opponent’s political donor.
  • Defended newspaper publisher and newspaper editors in suit for declaratory judgment and tort liability for public disclosure of protected health information of public official.
  • Represented manufacturer of fabric domes in action for negligence and breach of contract against contractor in connection with installation of dome.
  • Represented conference services and logistics company in a breach of contract dispute with national association related to association’s breach of master services agreement for its national annual conference.
  • Defended commercial truck maintenance company against claims of breach of contract, business fraud and deceptive practices, and breach of warranty related to installation and maintenance services contract.
  • Represented commercial property owner in dispute against original surveyor of property for miscalculating property parameters and missing property encroachments.