Section Newsletter Articles From Michael H. Erde

20 estate planning tips By Michael H. Erde Trusts and Estates, September 2017 Practical tips drawn from 48 years of practice, compiled by author Michael Erde.
How to make a summary care plan By Michael H. Erde Elder Law, October 2007 When the family of a disabled person comes to see you, they are usually very excited, stressed, and under a lot of emotional and financial pressure.
The origin of an elder law attorney By Michael H. Erde Elder Law, November 2006 My grandfather may have been the first person to influence my eventual development as an Elder Law Attorney.
Do witnesses of a will commit perjury? By Michael H. Erde Elder Law, June 2006 Illinois Law 755 ILCS 5/4-3 requires “two credible witnesses” to a Will.
Assistance with the Medicare D prescription drug program—Representatives and agents under Power of Attorney By Michael H. Erde Elder Law, February 2006 Beginning November 15, 2005 Medicare recipients were eligible to enroll in the new Medicare Part D, the prescription drug program.
Moving day: a lawyer’s reflections on the past, present, and future By Michael H. Erde and MaryAnne Erde Spinner Business Advice and Financial Planning, June 2002 As chair of the Business Advice and Financial Planning Subcommittee of the Illinois State Bar Association, I would first like to thank Gene Peterson for the great job he did in directing the committee.
Keeping things simple By Michael H. Erde Elder Law, June 2001 I just read an article in a business publication quoting a person who thought that Fannie Mae was a funny name for a mortgage company.
Keeping things simple By Michael H. Erde Business Advice and Financial Planning, February 2001 I just read an article in a business publication quoting a person who thought that Fannie Mae was a funny name for a mortgage company.
Dogs, frogs, and chimpanzees: what elder law attorneys can learn from them By Michael H. Erde Elder Law, October 2000 My wife works for me a few days a week, and we can't leave our dog Ozzie home alone, so he becomes a legal beagle and he joins us at the law firm.
Y2K—The Year 2000 computer crisis for the attorney providing business advice By Michael H. Erde Commercial Banking, Collections, and Bankruptcy, January 1999 With the Millennium approaching, much has been written about what is called the pending "Y2K," or Year 2000, computer crisis.

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