Illinois Bar Journal

Author Index Joseph R. Fortunato

A New Law Overturns Cypress Creek

By Joseph R. Fortunato
April
2013
Column
, Page 204
A new law puts contractors with secured liens ahead of lenders.

Is the Real Estate Lawyer an Endangered Species?

By Joseph R. Fortunato
October
2012
Column
, Page 556
A recent title insurance case illustrates how much things have changed.

A Modest Proposal - Liability for Negligence in Property Inspections

By Joseph R. Fortunato Jr.
April
2012
Column
, Page 220
Is it time for legislation that voids liability limitations in property inspectors' contracts?

Homestead and the “Purchase Money Mortgage” Exception

By Joseph R. Fortunato Jr.
January
2012
Column
, Page 52
When only one spouse takes title to the house, must the other sign the mortgage?

Unpaid Condominium Assessments - Who’s on the Hook?

By Joseph R. Fortunato
April
2011
Column
, Page 208
To what extent are purchasers of a condominium unit at a foreclosure sale liable to an association for unpaid assessments?

Distressed Homeowners Need Lawyers, Not Legislation

By Steven B. Bashaw & Joseph R. Fortunato
January
2011
Column
, Page 44
Those faced with foreclosure need legal advice, not more legislation.

Foreclosure and Divorce - Borrower’s Rights in the Face of Two “Wrongs”

By Joseph R. Fortunato & Steven B. Bashaw
October
2010
Column
, Page 544
Should your divorcing, foreclosedupon client consolidate the foreclosure with the divorce?

The Foreclosure Explosion: How Illinois Courts Are Responding

By Joseph R. Fortunato & Steven B. Bashaw
July
2010
Column
, Page 380
How judges, lawyers, and litigants in Chicagoland are responding to the foreclosure crisis.

Is Selling Title Insurance a “Business Transaction”?

By Joseph R. Fortunato & Steven B. Bashaw
January
2010
Column
, Page 50
A reference to the sale of title insurance in the new rules has some lawyers concerned.

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