Continuing Legal Education

What Real Estate Attorneys Should Know: Residential and Small Business Leases and Estate Planning/Administration

April 19, 2013
8:50 a.m. – 4:15 p.m.
5.50 MCLE hours, including 1.00 approved Professional Responsibility MCLE credit hours
Presented by Real Estate Law

Lombard
Lindner Conference Center
(Located on the Northern Seminary Campus)
610 E. Butterfield Rd
(map and directions)

2Don’t miss this opportunity to get the information you need regarding residential and small business leases and estate planning and administration issues. Real Estate practitioners with basic to intermediate practice experience who attend this seminar will become better prepared to:

  • Represent landlords and tenants;
  • Strategize in anticipation of and address residential lease litigation matters;
  • Handle small business commercial leases and due diligence matters;
  • Utilize the tools available in estate planning matters;
  • Recognize when an estate planning and administration attorney should be consulted;
  • Advise your client on when to avoid probate;
  • Avoid the pitfalls and challenges facing the real estate practitioner; and
  • Much more!

 

Program Coordinators:
Michael L. English
, Russell, English, Scoma & Beneke PC, Princeton
Robert J. Duffin, First American Title Insurance Company, Warrenville
Myles L. Jacobs, Brumund, Jacobs, Hammel, Davidson & Andreano, LLC, Joliet
Ted M. Niemann, Schmiedeskamp, Robertson, Neu, & Mitchell, LLP, Quincy

Program Moderator:
Ralph J. Schumann
, Law Offices of Ralph J. Schumann, Schaumburg

 

Agenda

8:50 – 9:00 a.m.  Welcome and Introductions
Ralph J. Schumann
, Law Offices of Ralph J. Schumann, Schaumburg

9:00 – 10:15 a.m.  Residential Leases and Related Litigation
Gain a better understanding of Illinois’ residential lease terms and conditions, as well as the many challenges and pitfalls facing landlords and tenants. Topics include: lease litigation strategies; remedies for better representation of landlords and tenants; residential leases affected by foreclosure actions, bankruptcy, condemnation and forcible entry and detainer actions.
Michael Wojtak, Tracy Johnson & Wilson, Joliet
Philip J. Vacco, Philip J. Vacco, Plainfield

10:15 – 10:30 a.m.  Break (beverages provided)

10:30 – 11:45 a.m.  Small Business Commercial Leases
This panel presentation offers a discussion of small business commercial lease terms and conditions, as well as due diligence issues and their resolutions, including discussions involving leasehold title commitments, ALTA surveys, and environmental assessments.
Robert J. Duffin, First American Title Insurance Company, Warrenville
Myles L. Jacobs, Brumund, Jacobs, Hammel, Davidson & Andreano, LLC, Joliet
Ted M. Niemann, Schmiedeskamp, Robertson, Neu, & Mitchell, LLP, Quincy

11:45 a.m. – 1:00 p.m.  Lunch (on your own)

1:00 – 2:00 p.m.  What the Real Estate Attorney Should Know About Estate Planning
This presentation involves a discussion of a potpourri of real estate and other estate planning strategies and tools, such as transfer on death instruments, AB trusts, and ways to avoid probate, as well as a discussion of related pitfalls and whether an estate planning attorney should be consulted.
Ed Jarot, Dystrup, Hoster & Jarot, P.C., Joliet

2:00 – 3:00 p.m.  What the Real Estate Attorney Should Know About Estate Administration
When should you use a small estate affidavit? Should your client attempt to avoid probate? What steps are involved in probate? When should you consult an estate administration attorney? These questions and many more are answered during this presentation.
George L. Schoenbeck, III, Sosin & Arnold, Ltd., Orland Park

3:00 – 3:15 p.m.  Break (refreshments provided)

3:15 – 4:15 p.m.  Estate Planning and Administration Ethics Dilemmas*
Join us for this presentation regarding the various ethical issues practitioners may face when working in the estate planning and administration areas of the law.
Angela Hart, First Midwest Bank, Joliet