Publications

Articles From 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 and 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 and 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 and 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 and 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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