Articles From Colleen L. Sahlas

Note From the Editors By Colleen L. Sahlas, Jennifer Bunker Skerston, & Mia O. Hernandez Trusts and Estates, September 2021 An introduction to the issue from the editors.
Note From the Editors By Colleen L. Sahlas, Jennifer Bunker Skerston, & Mia O. Hernan Trusts and Estates, August 2021 An introduction to the issue from the editors.
Cook County Recorder of Deeds Office Is Obsolete, Now ‘The Recording Division’ of the Cook County Clerk’s Office By Colleen L. Sahlas Trusts and Estates, January 2021 Effective December 7, 2020, the Cook County Clerk’s Office assumed all operations and duties of the Cook County Recorder of Deeds Office.
Three Illinois Property Tax Homestead Exemptions Automatically Renewed By Colleen L. Sahlas Real Estate Law, January 2021 In an effort to relieve vulnerable homeowners of financial burdens due to the COVID-19 pandemic, Gov. J.B. Pritzker signed into law Bill SB0685, which was approved during the spring 2020 legislative session.
Three Illinois Property Tax Homestead Exemptions Automatically Renewed By Colleen L. Sahlas Trusts and Estates, January 2021 In an effort to relieve vulnerable homeowners of financial burdens due to the COVID-19 pandemic, Gov. J.B. Pritzker signed into law Bill SB0685, which was approved during the spring 2020 legislative session.
Instructions for the 18th Judicial Circuit Court in DuPage County Virtual Court Hearings and Proceedings in Probate By Colleen L. Sahlas Trusts and Estates, December 2020 Instructions for virtual probate court hearings and proceedings in DuPage County.
Case Management Lessons From ‘The Art of War’ Part 3: Substance and Application (Continued) By Timothy S. Midura & Colleen L. Sahlas Trusts and Estates, June 2020 The final article in a series of articles which extrapolates case management lessons from military principles taught in 'The Art of War' by Sun Tzu.
Case Management Lessons From ‘The Art of War’ Part 2: Substance and Application By Timothy S. Midura & Colleen L. Sahlas Trusts and Estates, April 2020 The second in a three-part series of articles that extrapolates case management lessons from military principles taught in The Art of War by Sun Tzu.
Introduction to the April 2020 Trusts and Estates Newsletter By Colleen L. Sahlas Trusts and Estates, April 2020 An introduction to the issue by Colleen L. Sahlas.
Case Management Lessons From ‘The Art of War’—Part 1: Introduction By Timothy S. Midura & Colleen L. Sahlas Trusts and Estates, January 2020 This series of articles will challenge you to use 'The Art of War' by Sun Tzu as inspiration to think creatively, strategically, and tactically in your case planning and implementation.
Proposed Changes to the Illinois Statute of Repose as It Relates to Estate Planning Attorneys: An Introduction By Colleen L. Sahlas Trusts and Estates, November 2019 An introduction to the issue's statute of repose articles.
Grantor Trust Administration in Illinois: A Primer (Part 3) By Colleen L. Sahlas & Emily Vivian Trusts and Estates, July 2019 The third part of a three-part series outlining the role and duties of the acting successor trustee in Illinois trust administration of a self-declaration of trust where the grantor/settlor has become disabled or is deceased.
Thank you to our authors By Colleen L. Sahlas & Jennifer Bunker Skerston Trusts and Estates, July 2019 A thank you to the authors who contributed one or more articles to the Trusts & Estates newsletter in the 2018-19 bar year.
Grantor Trust Administration in Illinois: A Primer (Part 2) By Colleen L. Sahlas Trusts and Estates, June 2019 The second part of a three-part series outlining the role and duties of the acting successor trustee in Illinois trust administration of a self-declaration of trust where the grantor/settlor has become disabled or is deceased.
Drafting a FSBO residential real estate contract: Questionnaire for your clients By Colleen L. Sahlas Real Estate Law, May 2019 You as the attorney can properly draft the residential real estate sales contract from the get-go, rather than “fixing” it during the attorney approval period.
Ethics corner By Jennifer Bunker Skerston & Colleen L. Sahlas Trusts and Estates, May 2019 A note from co-editors Jennifer Bunker Skerston and Colleen Sahlas about the newsletter's ethics column.
Grantor Trust Administration in Illinois: A Primer (Part 1) By Colleen L. Sahlas Trusts and Estates, May 2019 What to do when you represent the successor trustee of a grantor trust and the grantor has passed away, resigned, or been declared disabled for purposes of acting as trustee.
A summary of the Trusts & Estates Section’s November 2018 business meeting By Colleen L. Sahlas Trusts and Estates, January 2019 A summary of the November 2018 Trusts & Estates Section's business meeting, including CLE, legislation, case law, and technology updates.
A summary of the Trusts & Estates Section’s September 2018 business meeting By Colleen L. Sahlas Trusts and Estates, December 2018 A summary of the September 2018 Trusts & Estates Section's business meeting, including CLE, legislation, and technology updates.
Welcome to the October 2018 newsletter By Colleen L. Sahlas & Jennifer Bunker Trusts and Estates, October 2018 An introduction to the issue from the co-editors, Colleen L. Sahlas and Jennifer Bunker.
A better strategy: Reduce the contract purchase price in lieu of credits to buyers By Colleen L. Sahlas Real Estate Law, August 2018 By lowering the contract purchase price, you will simplify the transaction, save yourself additional work, and advocate for the best interests of your clients. 
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Co-editors’ note By Colleen L. Sahlas & Jennifer Bunker Trusts and Estates, August 2018 An introduction to the issue from the Trusts & Estates Section Council's newsletter co-editors, Jennifer L. Bunker and Colleen L. Sahlas.
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Co-editors’ note By Jennifer L. Bunker & Colleen L. Sahlas Trusts and Estates, July 2018 A note from the Trusts & Estates Section Council's newsletter co-editors, Jennifer L. Bunker and Colleen L. Sahlas.
A summary of the Trusts & Estates Section’s April 2018 business meeting By Colleen L. Sahlas Trusts and Estates, July 2018 A summary of the April 2018 Trusts & Estates Section's business meeting, including subcommittee reports, legislative updates, case law updates, and more.
Thank you to our authors By Jennifer L. Bunker & Colleen L. Sahlas Trusts and Estates, July 2018 Thank you to our authors from the 2017-18 bar year.
A summary of the Trusts & Estates Section’s February 2018 business meeting By Colleen L. Sahlas Trusts and Estates, May 2018 A summary of the February 2018 Trusts & Estates Section's business meeting, including subcommittee reports, legislative updates, case law updates, and more.
A summary of the Trusts & Estates Section’s December 2017 business meeting By Colleen L. Sahlas Trusts and Estates, April 2018 A summary of the December 2017 Trusts & Estates Section's business meeting, including subcommittee reports, legislative updates, and case law updates.
Getting to know the Trusts & Estates Council members By Colleen L. Sahlas & Jennifer Bunker Trusts and Estates, January 2018 Learn more about members Michelle Hanlon and Colleen Sahlas.
A summary of the Trusts & Estates Section Council’s September, 2017 business meeting By Colleen L. Sahlas & Jennifer Bunker Trusts and Estates, January 2018 Find out what this Section has been up to and what the future holds.
Getting to know the Trusts & Estates Council members By Colleen L. Sahlas Trusts and Estates, December 2017 Learn more about Council members Sarah M. LeRose and James Lestikow

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