Sonja C. Rice

Of Counsel
scrice@hahnlaw.com 216.274.2211

Summary

Sonja C. Rice is a member of Hahn Loeser’s Construction Law Practice Group and co-chair of the firm's Alternative Energy and Emerging Technologies Group. Sonja’s practice focuses on the development and negotiation of a wide variety of commercial contracts, including master services agreements, supply chain and manufacturing agreements, professional services contracts, intellectual property development and licensing agreements, energy savings performance contracts, and business process outsourcing agreements, with a particular emphasis on facilities management and real estate services.  She also has significant experience in the development and negotiation of construction contracts at all levels and the resolution of construction-related disputes. Previously with the firm’s litigation group, and now with the firm’s business practice group, Sonja has represented Fortune 500 companies, privately-held businesses, and non-profit organizations across the United States in fields including technology, manufacturing, construction, and real estate.

Sonja is a frequent speaker on a variety of topics, including contract terms and conditions, construction contract negotiation, claims avoidance, and risk mitigation. She has also been a professor of appellate practice at Case Western Reserve University School of Law.

Professional History

  • Of Counsel, Hahn Loeser & Parks LLP, 2013-present; Associate, 2001-12

Credentials

Education

Case Western Reserve University School of Law, J.D., cum laude, 2001

Honors & Activities: Order of Barristers; International Academy of Trial Lawyers Award; William H. Wallace Award; Dean Dunmore Moot Court Competition Award; National Moot Court team

 

Oberlin College, B.A., 1992

Honors & Activities: Classical piano training at the Oberlin Conservatory of Music

Languages

Indonesian (Conversational)

 

German (Basic)

Memberships & Affiliations

National Asian Pacific American Bar Association, Member

 

Asian American Bar Association of Ohio, Board of Trustees, Member, 2007-present; By-Laws Committee, Chair, 2013

Bar Admissions

State of Ohio, 2001

 

U.S. District Courts for the Northern and Southern Districts of Ohio, 2002; U.S. Court of Appeals for the Sixth Circuit, 2003; U.S. Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit, 2005; U.S. Supreme Court, 2007

Community Involvement

Case Western Reserve University School of Law, L.L.M Advisory Board, Member