Continuing Legal Education

Real Estate Law Update - 2010

October 15, 2010
9:00 a.m. – 4:45 p.m.
6.00 MCLE hours, including 1.00 Professional Responsibility MCLE credit hours (PMCLE credit subject to approval)

Double Tree Hotel
10 Brickyard Drive
(map and directions)

This informative, full-day program provides important updates on real estate laws. Program topics include legislative and case law updates, title and closing problems, condominium-related issues, environmental considerations, bankruptcy rules, building green, Homestead rights, and much more. A special segment addressing the ethical issues confronting real estate practitioners is also included.
Program Coordinators:
Michael L. English, Russell, English, Scoma & Beneke PC, Princeton
Myles L. Jacobs, Brumund, Jacobs, Hammel, Davidson & Andreano, LLC, Joliet
William J. Anaya, Arnstein & Lehr LLP, Chicago
Program Moderators:
Michael L. English, Russell, English, Scoma & Beneke PC, Princeton
Margery Newman, Deutsch Levy & Engel, Chicago




9:00 – 9:30 a.m. Legislative Update
This segment provides a comprehensive overview of the legislation enacted during the 2009-2010 legislative session.
Kenneth E. Davies, Attorney at Law, Peoria
9:30 – 10:30 a.m. Case Law Update
In this segment, the speakers provide a discussion of recent court decisions affecting real estate practice.
Steven B. Bashaw, Steven B. Bashaw, P.C., Lisle
Joseph R. Fortunato, Momkus McCluskey LLC, Lisle
10:30 – 10:45 a.m. Break (beverages provided)
10:45 – 11:45 a.m. Condominiums
This presentation offers a general review of condominium-related issues, including litigation to enforce liens, non-compliance with the Association rules, insurance issues, reserve issues, foreclosure, and back assessment issues.
Joel L. Chupack, Heinrich & Kramer, P.C., Chicago
Myles L. Jacobs, Brumund, Jacobs, Hammel, Davidson, & Andreano LLC, Joliet
Ellis B. Levin, Attorney at Law, Chicago
11:45 a.m. – 1:00 p.m. Lunch (on your own)
1:00 – 2:00 p.m. Ethics Issues*
The speakers in this segment examine the ethical issues attorneys face when involved in real estate transactions.
William J. Anaya, Arnstein & Lehr, LLP, Chicago
Michael J. Rooney, Attorney at Law, Texas
2:00 – 3:00 p.m. Title and Closing Issues
This segment examines the various title and closing issues attorneys encounter when representing sellers and buyers in real estate transactions.
Robert J. Duffin, First American Title Insurance Co., Warrenville
Myles L. Jacobs, Brumund, Jacobs, Hammel, Davidson, & Andreano LLC, Joliet
3:00 – 3:15 p.m. Break (refreshments provided)
3:15 – 3:45 p.m. What’s New in Environmental Law Affecting Real Estate
It is important that real estate attorneys keep abreast of the steady stream of changes taking place in the environmental law arena. This segment offers a review of lead-based paint rules, Asbestos Containing Building Materials involved with renovation and demolition, green buildings, and the Site Remediation Program administered by the Illinois Environmental Protection Agency.
William J. Anaya, Arnstein & Lehr, LLP, Chicago
3:45 – 4:45 p.m. Tenancy by the Entirety
This segment offers a comprehensive overview of land ownership as tenancy by the entirety. Topics include: how to effectively use this tenancy as protection against judgments and other general liens; the various shortcomings of the statutes that create this tenancy; and the recently enacted HB 5282, which provides this tenancy to person trust.
Richard F. Bales, Chicago Title Insurance Company, Wheaton
*Professional Responsibility MCLE credit subject to approval