Shorge Sato



Shorge Sato is an attorney at R&D and director of the litigation team.  Shorge represents domestic and foreign businesses and individuals in complex business and real estate litigation matters.  Shorge represents property owners, developers, property managers, contractors, subcontractors, architects, engineers, bond agents and court-appointed receivers in a variety of matters involving litigation over title, possession, and a wide range of other real estate issues.  Shorge also represents clients in a wide variety of complex business litigation matters, including claims of breach of fiduciary duty, fraud and fraudulent transfer, breach of contract, and business torts.

Prior to joining R&D, Shorge was a litigation attorney with Brown, Udell, Pomerantz & Delrahim, Ltd. and Jenner & Block.  Shorge received his J.D. from New York University School of Law and B.A. from Northwestern University


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Author, “Why Commercial Landlords Should Stop Worrying And Learn To Love Arbitration,” Illinois Bar Journal.

Section Contributor, “Unreasonably Small Capital,” Report of the Bankruptcy Examiner for Lehman Brothers Holdings Inc. (2010) (also a contributing editor to the commercial real estate valuation section).

Author, “What is the Jurisdictional Significance of Extra-Territoriality? Three Irreconcilable Federal Court Decisions,” Bloomberg Law Reports – Federal Practice (Featured Article), vol 3, no. 37 (2009).

Section Author, “Pattern of Racketeering,” Jenner & Block – RICO: A Guide To Civil Litigation In Federal Court (2009).

Co-Author, “Post-Trial Motions In Federal Criminal Practice,” IICLE Federal Practice (2008).

Co-Author (with Steven G.M. Stein) “Advanced Analysis of Contract-Risk Shifting Provisions: Is Indemnity Still Relevant?” The Construction Lawyer, vol. 27, no. 4 (Fall 2007) [Also presented at and published as part of the Fall 2006 ABA Forum on the Construction Industry].

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