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Articles on Real Estate Law

Property Owners and the Statute of Repose for Design and Construction Defects By Thomas J. Bamonte and Edward C. Snow November 2001 Article, Page 586 Illinois courts are divided about whether property owners should get the full protection of the statute.
Correspondence from Our Readers October 2001 Column, Page 506 Moorman memories.  
General Contractors and Subcontractors’ Insurers: The Additional-Insured Provision By John H. Mathias, Jr. and Timothy W. Burns October 2001 Article, Page 526 When can a general contractor rely on its subcontractor's insurance instead of its own? This article examines recent case law.
Housing discrimination October 2001 Illinois Law Update, Page 516 On July 17, 2001, the Illinois Department of Human Rights adopted amendments to section 2300 of the Illinois Administrative Code. 71 Ill Adm Code 2300.
Legislation amends Joint Tenancy Act P.A. 92-136 October 2001 Illinois Law Update, Page 516 Gov. Ryan recently approved legislation amending the requirements for creating a tenancy by the entirety.
The De Minimus Rule for Premises-Liability Cases By Timothy J. Harris September 2001 Article, Page 485 The rule protecting property owners is being limited by exceptions.
The Lawyer’s Journal By Bonnie C. McGrath September 2001 Column, Page 450 Two years and time's up for legal malpractice; nightshift-assignment doesn't constitute sex discrimination; and more.
Real-Estate Resources on the Internet for Illinois Lawyers By Adria P. Olmi September 2001 Column, Page 495 A compendium of Web-based resources, many of them free, of special interest to real-estate practitioners.
Park Before You Reverse: A Short Tour of the Reverse-Exchange Process By Scott Nathanson August 2001 Article, Page 427 Reverse exchanges allow real estate buyers to enjoy tax advantages even if they buy their new property before they sell.
When Bad Fences Make Litigious Neighbors: The Illinois Fence Act By Jeffrey A. Mollet August 2001 Article, Page 429 When the boundary fence can't contain the cows, who has to pay to fix it?
The Lawyer’s Journal By Bonnie C. McGrath July 2001 Column, Page 338 Golfers in the (legal) news; capital punishment and the mentally retarded; and more.
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.