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Corey B. Stern

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Lisle, IL





Corey was born in the Chicago area and obtained his undergraduate and law degrees from Northern Illinois University and DePaul University, respectively. He currently serves as General Counsel for and on the Board of Directors for the Home Builders Association of Greater Chicago. He has been published in numerous trade publications regarding his experience in construction and transportation law. Corey has presented seminars to numerous professional business organizations regarding construction law, transactional and litigation issues. Before attending law school, Corey obtained business experience by managing a well-established restaurant.


Areas Of Practice

  • Commercial Litigation
  • Construction Litigation
  • Labor and Employment Law
  • Business Transactions

Bar Admissions

  • Illinois, 2000
  • U.S. District Court Northern District of Illinois, 2001


  • DePaul University College of Law, Chicago, Illinois
    • J.D. - 2000
  • Northern Illinois University, DeKalb, Illinois
    • B.S. - 1994
    • Major: Sociology
    • Minor: Psychology

Published Works

  • The Cypress Creek Bill Evens The Playing Field For General And Subcontractors With The Banks For Payment Of Improvements To A Property, Part 1 of 2., HBAGC Building News - Quarterly, Fall, 2013
  • Be Wary Of The Changes To The Illinois Mechanics Lien Act Which May Effect A Contractor’s Ability To Enforce Your Lien Rights, Part 2 of 2., HBAGC Building News - Quarterly, Fall, 2013
  • Contractor’s Failure To Obtain The Proper Permits Results in Over $350,000 In Fines., Building America's Dream, Fall, 2005
  • HBAGC To Implement Its Own Arbitration Program Thereby Saving Its Members Time And Money., HBAGC, Newsletter, 2013
  • Seventh Circuit Sets Standards For Measuring Carmack Damages. , Public Utilities & Transportation Law, December, 2003
  • Seventh Circuit Discusses The Hague Rules And the Standard For Bailment In Illinois., Public Utilities & Transportation Law, March, 2008

Representative Cases

  • Illinois Concrete-I.C.I., Inc. v. Storefitters, Inc., 397 Ill. App. 3d 798 (2nd Dist. 2010).
  • LaSalle Bank Nat. Ass'n v. Cypress Creek 1, LP, 242 Ill. 2d 231 (2011).


  • Mechanic Lien-Recent Developments and Case Law, HBAGC/NIHBA, 2013
  • Construction Contract Documentation, SBAC, 2013
  • Home Builders Educational After Hours, HBAGC – Southwest Chapter, 2005
  • Drafted Arbitration Rules for the HBAGC and provided training, HBAGC, 2013

Honors and Awards

  • Associate of the Year-HBAGC

Professional Associations and Memberships

  • Illinois State Bar Association
  • Decalogue Society of Lawyers, 2005 to Present
  • Home Builders Association of Greater Chicago (HBAGC) , General Counsel and Board of Directors, Secretary, 2012 to Present
  • Small Business Advocacy Council (SBAC)

Pro Bono Activities

  • Elected Trustee of Niles Township Trustees of Schools, 2005 to Present
  • Volunteer Counselor, provided counseling for sexually abused and assaulted victims, 1991 to 1994
  • Blood Donor


  • Sigma Alpha Mu