Meet Our Team

Education:

Yale University
Economics
Member of Varsity Soccer Team. All-Tournament Team – 1998 Yale/Fila Classic.

Chicago-Kent College of Law
J.D. (Cum Laude)
Honors: Dean’s Honor List Each Semester, Merit Scholarship Recipient, CALI Award Winner for Legal Writing, Trial Advocacy and Criminal Procedure

Sports Management Worldwide
Soccer Agent/Intermediary Certificate.
Training included FIFA and domestic agent regulations, transfer status of players, player assessment and recruitment, promotion, negotiation, off the field endorsements, sponsorships, ethics, post-career strategies. Mentored by FIFA Agents John Print and Sky Andrew.

Sports Management Worldwide
Athlete Management Certificate
Training included player assessment, recruitment, marketing, off the field endorsements, legal and financial issues, regulations, negotiations, ethics, post-career strategies.

Areas of Practice:

Contract Litigation
Insurance Claims and Coverage Litigation
Real Estate Transactions and Litigation
Sports Law & Soccer Intermediary (Agent)

Registrations & Licenses:

Registered Intermediary (Agent), U.S. Soccer
Licensed Insurance Producer (Property & Casualty)
Licensed Real Estate Agent/Realtor®
Licensed Football (Soccer Agent), FIFA
Registered FA Football Agent (England)

Professional Memberships:

United States Court of Appeals for the Seventh Circuit
United States District Court for the Northern District of Illinois
United States District Court for the Southern District of Illinois
United States District Court for the Eastern District of Wisconsin
Illinois Supreme Court
Illinois State Bar Association
Illinois Real Estate Lawyers Association
Sports Lawyers Association
North American Society for Sport Management
American Bar Association (Committees on Entertainment and Sports Industry; Real Property, Trust and Estate Law; and Tort Trial and Insurance Practice)
Chicago Bar Association

About Mario Iveljic

I think there are three things that are important to know about me.

One, I enjoy solving problems. Whether it is what law might apply to a particular case, how a contract provision is meant to apply to a specific situation, or how the heck they teach math to children nowadays, I want to be the one that figures it out. It might take me some time and a bit of research, but trust that in the end, I will figure it out.

Two, I am a bit competitive. Sometimes maybe a bit too competitive. I like to win, but I hate to lose even more. I don’t like losing a case, just as I don’t like using a game of Uno to my children or seeing one of them lose in one of the travel sports games. Losing bugs me, it really does, and of course I haven’t won them all. But I sure tried my best to win.

Three, I’ll go the extra mile to get things done. It may be driving out to see a client an hour away just to pick up a document because it’s easier on them (and not charging them for it). It may be spending extra time in the gym or running around town, literally, to prepare for a game or upcoming sports season – or training with my children to help them with their season. It may be taking a phone call after hours, when I probably shouldn’t, knowing that I have a client who desperately needs to talk and they have nobody else to talk to.

I think it was no coincidence at all that someone like me – who was born to immigrant parents from the south side of Chicago who spoke English as their second language – managed to win several state championships in soccer and baseball; win multiple national championships in soccer; become the high school Valedictorian in a class of about 600 students; graduate from Yale University with a degree in Economics while also being a 3-year starter on the varsity soccer team; obtain a law degree, with Honors, while still playing semi-professional soccer on the side; represent multiple Fortune 500 companies, international automakers, sports clubs and associations, restaurants, stores, local business and individual clients; and form Mag Mile Law with my Law Partners.

It wasn’t a coincidence that someone like me has been able to expand his work to helping out others as a risk manager with Power Risk Management Services, LLC (an insurance agency with offices located in Chicagoland and Denver, CO) and as a soccer agent licensed by FIFA. It wasn’t a coincidence because of how I approach life in general – by solving problems, trying to always be the best, and going the extra mile.

And that is what I do for all of my clients at Mag Mile Law – I try to solve their problems. I give them my best effort. I go the extra mile for them. I apply what I have learned over the past 20 years as a litigation and transactional attorney that has handled cases all across the country to find a path of victory for my clients. Victories in the legal world come in all shapes and sizes, and I am grateful that those who I have worked with that has appreciated my efforts in representing them in their time of need. Although I have been named a “rising star” and one of the “top young attorneys in Illinois” on multiple occasions, I take more pride in knowing that past clients of mine have called me the “real deal,” that working with me was “as easy as it gets,” and that they would work with me again “in a heartbeat.”

I am glad that I was the attorney that they swore by, and not at.

Personal & Professional Awards:

  • Chicago Magazine’s “Outstanding Young Lawyers” (2013)
  • Chicago Magazine’s “Outstanding Young Lawyers” (2010)
  • Chicago Magazine’s “Rising Stars in Illinois” (2009)
  • Chicago Magazine’s “Top Young Attorneys in Illinois” (2008)
  • Captain – RWB Adria Soccer Club – National Amateur Champions (2011)
  • Captain – Illinois State Select Soccer Team – National Champions (2007 & 2008)
  • Member of 10 Illinois State Championship Club Soccer Teams

Notable Decisions:

  • Gutierrez v. Wemagine.ai LLP, 2022 U.S. Dist. LEXIS 14831 (N.D. Ill. Jan. 26, 2022) (BIPA claim dismissed for lack of personal jurisdiction over Mag Mile Law client).
  • Bradley Hotel Corp. v. Aspen Specialty Ins. Co., 2021 U.S. App. LEXIS 36398 (7th Cir. 2021) (Covid-19 insurance coverage dispute).
  • Bradley Hotel Corp. v. Aspen Specialty Ins. Co., 508 F. Supp. 3d 249 (N.D. Ill. 2020) (Covid-19 insurance coverage dispute).
  • Ammerman v. Raymond Corp., 379 Ill.App.3d 878 (1st Dist. 2008) (forum non conveniens dispute).
  • Murphy v. Mancari’s Chrysler Plymouth, Inc., 381 Ill.App.3d 768 (1st Dist. 2008) (appellate court affirmed decision dismissing strict liability claim against client who did not manufacture product in question).
  • Murphy v. Mancari’s Chrysler Plymouth, Inc., 408 Ill.App.3d 722 (1st Dist. 2011) (choice of law dispute).
  • Am. Fam. Mut. Ins. Co. v. Mercedes-Benz USA LLC, 2013 IL App (4th) 120491-U (appellate court affirmed decision dismissing property damage claim against client for failure to follow local court rules).

In the News

  • June 2022 – BusinessInsider.com
    An HOA Master Insurance Policy Covers The Structures And Shared Spaces A Homeowners Association Owns.
  • May 2022 – BusinessInsider.com
    Loss Of Use Insurance Coverage Reimburses You For Increased Living Expenses If Your Home Becomes Inhabitable
  • May 2022 – Home.com
    How To Make A Cash Offer On A House – Even When You Don’t Have Cash.
  • April 2022 – MagMileLaw.com
    Iveljic Signs On To Represent Professional Soccer Player Nicky Downs As Soccer Agent.
  • February 2022 – PressReader.com
    Don’t Forget About Those Real Estate Transfer Taxes.
  • February 2022 – Assured Standard
    What Does General Liability Insurance Cover for Small Businesses?
  • January 2022 – DocPro
    When Do You Need To Hire A Litigation Attorney?
  • December 2022 – LegalZoom
    Oral Contracts: Do They Carry Any Weight?
  • March 2021 – Law 360
    Illinois Hotel Asks 7th Circuit to Save Pandemic Coverage Suit.
  • August 2020 – Legal Zoom
    Will a COVID-19 Liability Waiver Hold Up In Court?
  • July 2020 – Forbes
    What Exactly Can Be Taken From You In A Lawsuit.
  • February 2020 – Guest Speaker
    Asset Protection & Illinois Litigation – Chicago Real Estate Investor’s Association 3-Day Conference
  • October 2019 – Guest Speaker
    Asset Protection & Illinois Litigation – Chicago Real Estate Investor’s Association 3-Day Conference

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