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Rick David Sonkin

Real estate Attorney at Cleveland, OH

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Practice areas
  1. Real estate
    Industry Groups/Specialty Areas: Real Estate Leasing Construction and Development

  2. Business
    Financing Syndication Succession Planning Franchise Employment

  3. Litigation
    Industry Groups/Specialty Areas: Business Construction Partnership Personal Injury

Rick began his practice at Baker & Hostetler in the areas of corporate law, real estate and litigation, and is now the Managing Partner at Sonkin & Koberna.  Rick represents a wide variety of closely-held organizations and national corporations in all aspects of business and real estate law. Rick has significant experience in real estate acquisitions, dispositions and leasing, including extensive experience in leasing to big box retailers. Rick's experience also includes providing owners of businesses with succession planning advice and general counsel services. He currently represents numerous automobile dealerships in northeastern Ohio. Rick also represents individuals and companies in litigation involving construction disputes, business disputes, and personal injury.

Licensed for 35 years
State OH
Status Active
Acquired 1987
Updated 11/18/2022

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Sonkin & Koberna, LLC
3401 Enterprise Pkwy Ste 400
Cleveland, OH, 44122-7340


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AVVO RATING 8.3 (Excellent)

Work Experience

  • Managing Partner
  • Sonkin & Koberna, LLC
  • 1990 - Present


  • Ohio State University Moritz College of Law
  • JD - Juris Doctor
  • 1987
  • Ohio State University
  • BS - Bachelor of Science
  • 1984


  • Parkinson's Pals
  • Member - Board of Directors
  • N/A
  • Make-A-Wish
  • Member, Regional Advisory Board
  • N/A
  • Kent State University Athletic Board
  • Chairman
  • N/A
  • Kent State University Hall of Fame Voting Committee
  • Member
  • N/A
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Languages Spoken

  • English


  • Ohio Super Lawyer
  • SuperLawyers
  • 2016
  • Best Lawyer
  • Best Lawyers
  • 2016
  • AV Preeminent 5.0 out of 5 Peer Review Rated
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2016
  • Ohio Super Lawyer
  • SuperLawyers
  • 2015
  • Ohio Super Lawyer
  • SuperLawyers
  • 2014
  • Certified Instructor
  • Krav Maga
  • 2014
  • Ohio Super Lawyer
  • SuperLawyers
  • 2013
  • Ohio Super Lawyer
  • SuperLawyers
  • 2012
  • Ohio Super Lawyer
  • SuperLawyers
  • 2011
  • Order of the Coif
  • Ohio State University Moritz College of Law
  • 1987
  • Summa Cum Laude
  • Ohio State University
  • 1984
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Real estate Attorney | Oct 23
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I have worked on matters with Rick Sonkin for over 20 years. I have worked with him as opposing counsel on many deals and I have also referred clients to Rick. He is an outstanding lawyer and is extremely knowledgeable about real estate and business matters."
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Cleveland Real estate Lawyer Rick David Sonkin
Rick David Sonkin
Real estate Attorney
Cleveland, OH
Licensed for 35 years