Sheldon Korlin, is an advocate and counselor for growing businesses that provides more than 35 years of experience as a practical and creative problem solver for his business clients. He embraces the traditional label as a counselor at law and distills often complex legal processes and requirements into commonly understood concepts. Sheldon listens to his clients’ concerns and speaks directly and plainly to them. He provides business advice and corporate counsel to cost effectively and creatively solve the issues for his business clients. As a counselor and advocate, he provides advice and counsel as a discussion with his client business owners and officers about the potential benefits, risks and costs of taking an action in a given circumstance.

Sheldon has worked with client companies to identify and obtain necessary environmental permits and to examine and modify the client’s production processes and/or feedstocks to reduce their waste and increase their profitability while lowering disposal costs. Sheldon’s abilities as an innovative thinker and problem solver are most publicly displayed in his original authorship of the Missouri “Abandoned Property Reuse Act” and its first amendments. Designed to take abandoned and idled properties with environmental issues (“Brownfields”) and put them back into productive use to create jobs, spur economic activity and raise surrounding property values.

A corporate officer and in-house counsel for nearly half of his career, Sheldon understands the real world business pressures of owners and managers to increase profits, grow sales, expand markets and manage employees within the ever changing legal requirements. Armed with nearly 35 years of experience both in private practice and as in-house General Counsel, Sheldon counsels and supports those business owners, directors, officers and managers to make informed and practical decisions that balance those demands.

At the outset of a litigation matter, Sheldon works to understand his clients’ litigation goals and help them understand the court system and process and risks, costs and benefits of prosecuting or defending a given claim. Sheldon works along the way to help clients understand both the big picture of achieving their litigation goals and the need to make cost effective decisions that arise during the process. Patience, persistence and targeted aggressiveness are needed at different times during the life any case. Sheldon’s experience provides that and helps the client understand the risks and benefits of the using different tactics for different stages, issues and moments in a client’s litigation case. In the end, passion on behalf of the client to obtain the best possible outcomes for a client under the factual, legal, and financial circumstances then existing.

Sheldon’s practice areas are focused in environmental law, corporate law, real estate and construction, and dispute resolution. He’s skilled in risk management, compliance, transactions, corporate structures, and human resources. He uses creative strategies to minimize risk, reduce costs and move the business forward. Sheldon’s clients consider him a trusted business partner with broad experience, a creative mind and a vision for results.

Sheldon Korlin is a licensed member of the Missouri Bar and the Illinois Bar. He graduated from the University of Missouri-Columbia School of Law in 1984 with his Juris Doctor, and obtained a Bachelor of Arts in Political Science in 1981. He is a volunteer Facilitator for the YWCA in its “Witnessing Whiteness” program for anti-racism. He is a Certified Co-Leader of the ManKind Project in St. Louis, Certified Integration Group Leader and Past President of Central West County Board of Directors of the American Cancer Society.

  • University of Missouri–Columbia School of Law, Juris Doctor, 1984
  • University of Missouri–Columbia, Bachelor of Arts in Political Science, 1981

In addition to his legal work, Sheldon is committed to making a difference in his community. He has served as a facilitator for the YWCA’s “Witnessing Whiteness” anti-racism groups, which provide a safe space for people to explore their own racial identity and learn about systemic racism. The YWCA is a non-profit organization dedicated to eliminating racism and empowering women. Their work is critical in addressing issues of social justice and creating a more equitable society.

Sheldon also served as the Past President of the Central West County Board of Directors of the American Cancer Society. The American Cancer Society is a nationwide organization that works to fund and conduct research, provide patient support, and advocate for cancer-related policies at the local, state, and national levels. The Central West County Board of Directors works to support the mission of the American Cancer Society in their local community, including fundraising efforts and educational programs.

Finally, Sheldon is a Certified Co-Leader with the ManKind Project International-St. Louis. The ManKind Project is a non-profit organization that provides men with the support and resources they need to become their best selves. Through a variety of programs and workshops, the organization works to help men develop emotional intelligence, build healthier relationships, and become more effective leaders. The ManKind Project’s work is critical in creating positive change in individuals and communities alike.

Sheldon’s commitment to community service is reflective of his dedication to making a positive impact in the world. His work with organizations such as the YWCA, the American Cancer Society, and the ManKind Project reflects his commitment to social justice, health, and personal growth.

“Sheldon currently serves as the corporate attorney for ITM Solutions and truly has been an asset to the team since joining. Working closely with the board on fundraising agreements, corporate strategy, distribution agreements, and regulatory compliance issues, he has provided a wealth of knowledge and wisdom in helping our early stage growth company come to market with our offering. I highly recommend Sheldon to any business looking for counsel that takes a genuine interest in the business and seeing it deliver results that are built on a strong legal foundation.” – Sean Simon, Sprint

“Looking for a conscientious attorney who will treat you right, handle your affairs professionally and get results… Call Sheldon” – Mark Riordan, Riordan Insurance Agency

“I have known Sheldon for about 8 years now. He is a tenacious driven attorney that makes sure the details are always followed up on. He also asks the right questions and insists on moral issues being followed. He is highly intelligent and an attorney that I would want on my team every time. I highly recommend Sheldon for his wisdom, advice, compassion and doing the right thing which leads to victory. Keep up what you are doing Sheldon. You are a winner!” – Tamara Tesson, Alton Memorial Hospital

“Sheldon is very knowledgeable and professional and has always been very helpful in all aspects of law and business consulting.” – Sandra Barac, Schowalter and Jabouri, PC

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