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Kevin A. Sterling

Attorney Profile

Top Rated Real Estate Attorney in Chicago, IL

The Sterling Law Office LLC
411 North LaSalle Street, Suite 200
Chicago, IL 60654
Phone: 312-670-9744
Fax: 312-962-8817
Selected to Super Lawyers: 2017 - 2022
Licensed in Illinois Since: 1993
Practice Areas: Real Estate: Business, Business Litigation, Business/Corporate
Attorney Profile

​The Sterling Law Office was founded on the principle of providing sophisticated legal solutions for its clients’ individual and business needs. We provide high-quality service in a cost-effective and efficient manner, but without the hindrances of conflicts of interest, impersonal service, and high hourly rates found at larger firms.

About Kevin A. Sterling

First Admitted: 1993, Illinois

Professional Webpage: http://www.thesterlinglaw.com/kevin-a.-sterling.html

Pro bono/Community Service

  • Heartland Alliance, Hamlin Park Neighbors

Bar/Professional Activity

  • Chicago Bar Association, Illinois State Bar Association
  • Other Court Admissions: Colorado (1999),  U.S. District Court, Northern District of Illinois - General and Trial Bar, U.S. Court of Appeals - 7th Circuit  

Educational Background

  • BA, Northwestern University, 1987

Verdicts/Settlements

  • After filing a motion to dismiss subcontractor's $350,000 mechanics lien and breach of contract claims, achieved settlement for general contractor and owner with zero payment to subcontractor., 2020
  • Obtained a substantial settlement on behalf of a commercial real estate broker on a commercial real estate broker lien claim and breach of an exclusive listing agreement., 2022
  • The firm obtained a temporary restraining order on behalf of the Jones College Prep H.S. Cross Country team and similarly situated Chicago Public School Athletes against the Illinois High School Association, which sought to prevent the student-athletes from participating in the Illinois Cross Country Sectionals and State Meet as a result of the 2019 Chicago Teacher's Union Strike. Hundreds of runners were able to compete in the Sectional Meets and 21 runners, including the boys team from Mather H.S. advanced to the State Meet in Peoria on November 9, 2019., 2019
  • The firm obtain a $5.1 mm verdict and judgment for our shopping center owner client that sued a tenant on a ground lease. The damages included lost rents and the value of improvements that were to be built by the tenant. , 2019
  • Upon filing an action for a constructive trust over funds deposited and intended for sub-subcontractors but swept by bank, obtained an agreed judgment of $675,000 from subcontractor and settlement with bank in favor of general contractor., 2019
  • Obtained summary judgment in the amount of $486,000 for a commercial real estate brokerage firm on a broker lien claim for seller's failure to refer all prospective buyers to agent, with the appellate court affirming that decision on appeal. See AMA Realty Group of Illinois, LLC v. Melvin M. Kaplan Realty, Inc., 2015 IL App (1st) 143600.  , 2015
  • Obtained summary judgment in an action to recover client's earnest money, upgrade fees, and accrued interest in connection with her contract to purchase a condominium and successfully dismissing defendant's appeal for lack of jurisdiction. See Gloria Won v. Grant Park 2, L.L.C., 2013 IL App (1st) 122523., 2013

Transactions

  • Served as Owner's counsel on the acquisition and financing of Fall River Village in Estes Park Colorado and refinance of the famed Stanley Hotel , 2021
  • Serve as national real estate counsel for Lighthouse Immersive ArtSpace for the development of the Immersive Van Gogh experience., 2020
  • Serve as counsel to the tenant and producer of Teatro Zin Zanni in Chicago, Illinois., 2018
  • Represented client in the acquisition, subdivision, and financing of the Deerfield Village Center in Deerfield, Illinois, 2016
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Office Location for Kevin A. Sterling

411 North LaSalle Street
Suite 200
Chicago, IL 60654

Last Updated: 5/27/2022

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