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Section Newsletter Articles From Leonard F. Amari

Young lawyer buying out a law practice with a retiring senior partner and the issues related thereto By Leonard F. Amari and Trent West Senior Lawyers, March 2019 A look at the issues any young lawyer must consider before deciding whether to buy out a retiring lawyer's firm.
Illinois adopts the Uniform Bar Examination – What’s this all about? By Leonard F. Amari Senior Lawyers, November 2018 The Illinois Supreme Court recently adopted the Uniform Bar Exam as a main component for bar admission.
Young lawyer buying out a law practice with a retiring senior partner and the issues related thereto By Leonard F. Amari and Trent West Young Lawyers Division, August 2018 A look at the issues any young lawyer must consider before deciding whether to buy out a retiring lawyer's firm.
Hannibal’s Niece: A book review By Leonard F. Amari Senior Lawyers, October 2017 For any lover of fictional mysteries, history or interest in Italiana, Hannibal’s Niece: A Tale of Love, Murder and Deceit in Ancient Rome is a must-read.
Book review: Getting Started as a Real Estate Attorney, by Joseph R. Fortunato By Leonard F. Amari Senior Lawyers, June 2017 This 130-page volume contains “everything-one-could-possibly-want-to-know” about practicing in the real estate transaction field, written by a recognized authority.
Book review: Getting Started as a Real Estate Attorney, by Joseph R. Fortunato By Leonard F. Amari Young Lawyers Division, June 2017 This 130-page volume contains “everything-one-could-possibly-want-to-know” about practicing in the real estate transaction field, written by a recognized authority.
Real estate tax exemptions in Illinois: A primer By Leonard F. Amari and Vesna Marusic Senior Lawyers, June 2017 Understanding the basics of real estate tax exemptions in Illinois.
Remembering Justice Tobias “Toby” Barry By Leonard F. Amari Senior Lawyers, June 2017 Justice Tobias “Toby” Barry, 92, of Ladd, passed away peacefully on Tuesday, April 4,2017. He was a most respected and esteemed jurist and community leader, and will be greatly missed.
Is there a ‘crisis’ of law schools in America? By Leonard F. Amari Young Lawyers Division, April 2017 Is a true crisis of law schools in America? And if so, to what degree and why?
Is there a ‘crisis’ of law schools in America? By Leonard F. Amari Senior Lawyers, February 2017 This article asks whether there is a true crisis of law schools in America and, if so, to what degree and why.
Cyber Fraud and Cyber Security—What’s this all about? By Leonard F. Amari Senior Lawyers, October 2016 This article deals with the attorney, and therefore his client, whose email address was used to misdirect a wire transfer to or from a client.
Of counsel: What does that mean anyway? By Leonard F. Amari Senior Lawyers, February 2016 Is there an actual, understandable definition of 'of counsel'? If so, what is it?
Everything a (senior) lawyer could ever want to know about the Extended Reporting Period (ERP) a/k/a “Tail” coverage By Leonard F. Amari and Katherine A. O’Dell Senior Lawyers, October 2015 An explanation of "tail coverage" in retiring attorneys' insurance policies.
LinkedIn: Now what’s this all about? By Leonard F. Amari and Anthony Pasquini Senior Lawyers, March 2015 The authors explain this professional networking site and how becoming a member could benefit your career.
LinkedIn: Now what’s this all about? By Leonard F. Amari and Anthony Pasquini Legal Technology, Standing Committee on, March 2015 The authors explain this professional networking site and how becoming a member could benefit your career.
LinkedIn: Now what’s this all about? By Leonard F. Amari and Anthony Pasquini Senior Lawyers, November 2014 The authors explain this professional networking site and how becoming a member could benefit your career.
Everything a senior counselor needs to know (or should know) about blogs By Leonard F. Amari Senior Lawyers, February 2014 A discussion of what a blog is, why they exist, and why we should even care.
Senior lawyers: Paying it forward By Leonard F. Amari Senior Lawyers, June 2013 The author shares his thoughts on the value of mentoring younger attorneys.
Everything you could ever want to know about “QR Codes”—whatever they are By Leonard F. Amari Senior Lawyers, February 2013 What a QR Code is, why you need one, and how you can even create your own.
Senior tax exemptions By Leonard F. Amari and Katherine O’Dell Senior Lawyers, October 2012 With just short of 300,000 seniors losing their Senior Citizen exemptions in Cook County, many of us can expect calls from our elderly clients asking the questions addressed in this article.
The Illinois legal profession attempts to take care of its own: Illinois Bar Foundation and Lawyers’ Assistance Program By Leonard F. Amari Senior Lawyers, October 2011 A look at what the legal profession does to take care of its senior lawyers and those lawyers experiencing distress.
Senior lawyers at the Bar By Leonard F. Amari Senior Lawyers, June 2011 A review of the benefits of ISBA membership.
The Cook County Board amends the Cook County Real Property Assessment classification ordinance By Leonard F. Amari, Vesna Marusic, and Katherine A. Amari State and Local Taxation, April 2009 The Cook County Real Property Assessment Classification Ordinance No. 08-0-51 amends the real property classification system by applying lower percentages to the market value for the assessment levels for all the real property located in Cook County.
The Cook County Board amends the Cook County Real Property Classification Ordinance By Leonard F. Amari, Vesna Marusic, and Katherine A. Amari Real Estate Law, April 2009 The changes with the newly adopted ordinance, as it is hoped by the enactors, would reduce the burden on homeowners the significant burden of the cost of government, but, arguably, real estate taxes will still result in property owners experiencing property tax increases. It is imperative to closely follow real property values and file annual assessment challenges to ensure reasonable taxation. Taxpayers have a host of remedies available in their attempt to reduce the assessment on their real property.
Real estate tax exemptions for senior citizens By Leonard F. Amari Senior Lawyers, March 2008 In Cook County, senior citizens can take advantage of two important residential real estate tax exemptions: the Senior Citizen Homestead Exemption and the Senior Citizen Assessment Freeze Homestead Exemption.

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