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Articles on Real Estate Law

Correspondence from Our Readers June 2001 Column, Page 278 Real-estate practice: too little fruit, too much labor?
The Lawyer’s Journal By Bonnie C. McGrath June 2001 Column, Page 282 Knock-off alert for real estate contract; new Supreme Court Rule 99; time is money, and thus compensable; and more.
Enforcing Judgments Against Real Estate in Illinois: A Step-By-Step Guide By Raymond J. Ostler May 2001 Article, Page 234 A guide through the levy-sale process, including a newly effective law governing court approval of levy sales.
Correspondence from Our Readers April 2001 Column, Page 162 Helping property taxpayers with reductions: not necessarily UPL?
The Lawyer’s Journal By Bonnie C. McGrath April 2001 Column, Page 166 Police can keep suspects out of their own homes; adoption by one spouse only; arbitration clauses and fee agreements; and more.
The Lawyer’s Journal By Bonnie C. McGrath March 2001 Column, Page 112 Real Property Disclosure Act; legal department summon(s)ed in error; questions of law now collaterally estoppable; and more.
Correspondence from Our Readers February 2001 Column, Page 54 Credibility gap.
Property tax relief and pharmaceutical assistance February 2001 Illinois Law Update, Page 60 On November 20, 2000, the Illinois Department of Revenue (department) adopted amendments to section 530 of the Illinois Administrative Code. 86 Ill Adm Code 530.
The Lawyer’s Journal By Bonnie C. McGrath January 2001 Column, Page 10 Standard of review for fee suits; U.S. Supremes just say no to drug-sniffing dogs at checkpoints; employee claims rejected by 7CA; and more.
The Lawyer’s Journal By Bonnie C. McGrath December 2000 Column, Page 686 Extra protection against self-incrimination; grandparents get their (bad) day in court; and more.
Make Your Real Estate Practice Profitable Again By Margaret A. Bennett December 2000 Article, Page 717 Increase the efficiency and profitability of your real estate practice.
UPL and Property Tax Assessment Appeals in Illinois By Thomas J. McNulty December 2000 Article, Page 710 Make no mistake about it—representing taxpayers before Illinois assessment officials constitutes the practice of law, this author says.
Confidential supervisory information disclosure October 2000 Illinois Law Update, Page 563 On July 28, 2000, the Illinois Office of Banks and Real Estate adopted new sections to section 325 of the Illinois Administrative Code. 38 Ill Adm Code 325.
Brownfields Redevelopment in Illinois By Christine A. Picker and Kevin Jack September 2000 Article, Page 526 The authors review the current climate for redeveloping environmentally contaminated property in Illinois.
Mortgage guaranty insurance August 2000 Illinois Law Update, Page 438 On May 30, 2000, the Illinois Department of Insurance adopted emergency amendments to section 202 of the Illinois Administrative Code. 50 Ill Adm Code 202.
The Lawyer’s Journal By Bonnie C. McGrath July 2000 Column, Page 378 Grandparents lose at High Court—but how much? HMOs lose in one high court, win in another; and more.
The Lawyer’s Journal By Mark S. Mathewson May 2000 Column, Page 251 You've got mail ... from a client ... and it's OK; fraudulent transfers and tenancy by the entirety; and more.
Real Estate Law: The Expanding Liability of Illinois Developers and Directors By John F. Dixon April 2000 Article, Page 226 A review of cases arising out of lawsuits aimed at Illinois developers and homeowners-association board members.
The “sole intent” standard is used to determine whether a conveyance of property to tenancy by the entirety to avoid payment of judgment to creditors was a fraudulent conveyance April 2000 Illinois Law Update, Page 196 In May 1995, plaintiff, Premier Property Management, Inc., sued Chavez in a separate lawsuit. In July 1996, Chavez conveyed his interest as sole owner of his home to himself and his wife as tenants by the entirety.
Registration for real estate transfer taxes March 2000 Illinois Law Update, Page 128 On December 9, 1999, the Illinois Department of Revenue adopted a new section to section 120.5 of the Illinois Administrative Code. 86 Ill Adm Code 120.
The Lawyer’s Journal By Bonnie McGrath February 2000 Column, Page 62 Banks and title insurance; fees for foiled FOIA requests; crafting affirmative action plans; and more.
Nonassignability Clauses in Commercial Leases: When is an Assignment Not an Assignment? By John C. Murray December 1999 Article, Page 658 This article discusses a Rule 23 opinion holding that a nonassignability clause in a lease does not prohibit the tenant's collateral assignment of its interest as security for a loan.
The Lawyer’s Journal By Bonnie McGrath September 1999 Column, Page 454 "Same part of the body'' rule update.
Implied warranty of habitability does not extend to a clubhouse July 1999 Illinois Law Update, Page 351 On May 20, 1999, the Illinois Supreme Court held that the appellate court properly affirmed the circuit court's dismissal of the plaintiff's claim that the implied warranty of habitability extended to a clubhouse in a residential development.
The Lawyer’s Journal By Bonnie McGrath June 1999 Column, Page 298 Guilty but mentally ill'' passes constitutional muster
Trust Accounts and the New Rules for Real Estate Closings By Paul Sullivan May 1999 Column, Page 281 Now lawyers can conduct real estate closings and distribute checks before the buyer's check has cleared, putting them on a level field with title companies and lenders.
Enforcing Judgments Against Property Held in Tenancy by the Entirety By Ronald R. Peterson and David R. Seligman April 1999 Article, Page 196 When and how can creditors attack married debtors' transfer of property from joint tenancy to tenancy by the entirety? A discussion of the murky law.
The Lawyer’s Journal By Bonnie McGrath April 1999 Column, Page 186 Offer, acceptance, consideration, and criminal law.
An owner of record title of property, who has no legal or equitable interest in the property, has no right to redeem the property March 1999 Illinois Law Update, Page 130 On December 31, 1998, the Illinois Supreme Court disagreed with the appellate court when it held that the owner of record title who has no legal or equitable interest has no right to redeem, but affirmed the appellate court on different grounds.
Acquisition, Management and Disposal of Real Property February 1999 Illinois Law Update, Page 73 On November 16, 1998, the Department of Central Management Services, the agency that leases or acquires property for all state agencies or authorities, enacted amendments and new provisions into section 5000 of its administrative rules. 44 Ill Adm Code 5000.