Articles From Michael J. Maslanka

Practice Tip By Michael J. Maslanka Real Estate Law, January 2020 When representing a purchaser of real property, where mortgage financing is needed or involved, be sure to tell your clients to ask the lender to send copies of the documents that the lender expects the mortgagor/purchaser to sign at closing in advance.
Evidentiary Admissions and Judicial Admissions: A Quick Refresher By Michael J. Maslanka General Practice, Solo, and Small Firm, November 2019 Armstead v. National Freight, Inc. provides a good explanation of the differences between evidentiary admissions and judicial admissions.
Property Disclosure Checklist Alert By Michael J. Maslanka Real Estate Law, November 2019 Various entites and sellers are statutorily exempt from having to complete the residential real property disclosure checklist.
Court Supervision May Be a Conviction (and a Horse With a Feathered Saddle May Be a Small Bird)! By Michael J. Maslanka General Practice, Solo, and Small Firm, September 2019 It is important to be precise when advising clients that court supervision is a conviction for some purposes but not for others.
Legal Research Tip By Michael J. Maslanka Real Estate Law, September 2019 It is important to always check for the case's subsequent history in addition to Shepardizing it.
Kroot v. Chan: The Residential Real Property Disclosure Act revisited By Michael J. Maslanka Real Estate Law, July 2019 In Kroot v. Chan, plaintiffs alleged that the defendants violated the Residential Real Property Disclosure Act and committed common law fraud in the sale of their Chicago property.
Mortgage foreclosure defense: Mortgagors beware By Michael J. Maslanka Real Estate Law, May 2019 Bank of New York Mellon v. Wojcik, et al. offers some points of guidance to mortgage foreclosure defense attorneys.
Why file the last will and testament? By Michael J. Maslanka Trusts and Estates, May 2019 Many clients with whom you consult may be surprised to learn that Illinois law requires that the will of a decedent must be filed with the clerk of the circuit court shortly after the decedent's death.
Another unfair Chicago enforcement practice By Michael J. Maslanka Bench and Bar, April 2019 A summary of Kooperman v. City of Chicago, et al.
Evidentiary admissions and judicial admissions: A quick refresher By Michael J. Maslanka Senior Lawyers, March 2019 Armstead v. National Freight, Inc. provides a good explanation of the differences between evidentiary admissions and judicial admissions.
Evidentiary admissions and judicial admissions: A quick refresher By Michael J. Maslanka Bench and Bar, February 2019 Armstead v. National Freight, Inc. provides a good explanation of the differences between evidentiary admissions and judicial admissions.
Quick hitters: Points of current interest By Michael J. Maslanka Real Estate Law, February 2019 Three brief legal updates for Illinois real estate attorneys.
“But, they didn’t give me my Miranda rights!” By Michael J. Maslanka General Practice, Solo, and Small Firm, December 2018 In Johnson v. Winstead, the seventh circuit gave an overview of rights and consequences for violations of rights regarding constitutional law and privileges.
Appellate court’s estate planning advice By Michael J. Maslanka Elder Law, November 2018 In the recent case of Johnson v. Filler, the second district appellate court issued an opinion dealing with alleged legal malpractice by attorneys with regard to their preparation of wills and trusts.
Why file the last will and testament? By Michael J. Maslanka Senior Lawyers, November 2018 Many clients with whom you consult may be surprised to learn that Illinois law requires that the will of a decedent must be filed with the clerk of the circuit court shortly after the decedent's death.
A human rights decision in disguise? By Michael J. Maslanka Human Rights, October 2018 An overview of People v. Kochevar, a recent appellate case.
Three quick-hitting points regarding real property issues By Michael J. Maslanka Real Estate Law, October 2018 Three quick but important points to know regarding real property.
Appellate court’s estate planning advice By Michael J. Maslanka Trusts and Estates, September 2018 In Johnson v. Filler, the appellate court held that constructive knowledge by an attorney of wrongful conduct is not sufficient to allege a claim of aiding and abetting.
Child’s finger amputated and seventh circuit blames parents By Michael J. Maslanka General Practice, Solo, and Small Firm, September 2018 Roh v. Starbucks Corp. provides a substantive review of the law in Illinois pertaining to a child’s personal injury in a public place
Recent developments By Michael J. Maslanka Real Estate Law, April 2018 Three developments that real estate law practitioners should find interesting.
The Vital Records Act amendment By Michael J. Maslanka Trusts and Estates, April 2018 The Vital Records Act was amended as of January 1, 2018. 
Agency, Powers of Attorney, co-agency and strict construction By Michael J. Maslanka Trusts and Estates, December 2017 Transactional attorneys and estate planning attorneys need to be aware of not only the language of the court in In Re Estate of Thomas F. Shelton, but in the Illinois Co-Agency statute.
Powers of attorney, living wills, advance directives and religion By Michael J. Maslanka Trusts and Estates, November 2017 Religious denominations may have their own suggested or recommended language-- consider informing your clients so that they may make informed decisions that don't contradict their religious beliefs.
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Illinois nursing homes reviewed; Survey said… By Michael J. Maslanka Senior Lawyers, October 2017 Rosewood Care Center of Swansea v. Price, decided August 22, 2017, provides guidance for when clients come to you with complaints regarding nursing homes.
Articles, articles, articles! By Michael J. Maslanka Real Estate Law, September 2017 Consider writing for this newsletter.
Sale to I.D.-carrying buyers only: A violation of human rights? By Michael J. Maslanka Human Rights, September 2017 A discussion of Deutsch Bank National Trust v. Peters.
Mom had a life insurance policy, but we can’t find it! By Michael J. Maslanka Trusts and Estates, August 2017 If the client indicates that he or she cannot find any information about a life insurance policy, but knows that one existed, you can suggest that the client utilize the Illinois Life Policy Locator Service through the Illinois Department of Insurance.
Agency, Powers of Attorney, co-agency and strict construction By Michael J. Maslanka Real Estate Law, July 2017 Transactional attorneys and estate planning attorneys need to be aware of not only the language of the court in In Re Estate of Thomas F. Shelton, but in the Illinois Co-Agency statute.
Powers of attorney, living wills, advance directives and religion By Michael J. Maslanka Senior Lawyers, June 2017 Religious denominations may have their own suggested or recommended language-- consider informing your clients so that they may make informed decisions that don't contradict their religious beliefs.

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