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Section Newsletter Articles From Donald L. Shriver

Book review By Donald L. Shriver Senior Lawyers, February 2015 A review of The Boys in the Boat by Daniel James Brown.
A comment on the “Snowbirds Fly Free of Illinois Tax” article By Donald L. Shriver Elder Law, September 2013 A reader suggests that as estate planners and advisers for clients who are former Illinois “residents,” it is necessary to be careful of other matters related to estate planning documents.
A comment on the “Snowbirds Fly Free of Illinois Tax” article By Donald L. Shriver Trusts and Estates, April 2013 A reader suggests that as estate planners and advisers for clients who are former Illinois “residents,” it is necessary to be careful of other matters related to estate planning documents.
A review of attorney fees in probate court By Donald L. Shriver Trusts and Estates, January 2012 A look at the ethics of the legal and practical effects of In re Estate of Bitoy.
Ethics corner: Courtesy or controversy—Drafting attorney-reserved power to amend or revoke client’s trust By Donald L. Shriver Trusts and Estates, March 2010 The close relationship you have with your clients may be ample explanation for some unusual fiduciary relationships.
Is a dissenting shareholder’s “fair value” reduced by the potential income taxes and expenses of the sale and dissolution of the corporation when the sole asset of the corporation is one parcel of real estate? By Donald L. Shriver Business and Securities Law, January 2010 On July 23, 2009, the Second District Appellate Court issued its decision “vacating and remanding” the Winnebago County trial judge’s decision in Brynwood Company v. Schweisberger et al. 912 NE 2d 1281 332 Ill Dec 395 (2nd Dist. 2009.)
Ethics corner By Donald L. Shriver Trusts and Estates, July 2009 If you have blown the Statute of Limitations, the 1st District says just extend it to meet your own needs.    
Practice tips By Donald L. Shriver Real Estate Law, August 2003 On March 20, 2003, the Fourth District Appellate Court of Illinois decided Rothers Construction, Inc. v. Centurion Industries, Inc., et al., 272 Ill.Dec. 105, 786 NE2d 644.
The new Home Repair and Remodeling Act—itself in need of repair! By Donald L. Shriver Real Estate Law, August 2000 On January 1, 2000 the new Home Repair and Remodeling Act became effective as P.A. 91-230; it may be cited as 815 ILCS 513/1, et seq.
Landowner liability for off-premises injury—a sequel By Donald L. Shriver and Donald P. Shriver Real Estate Law, September 1999 In our previous article, we discussed the duty on landowners for injuries that occur off of the landowner's property,1 and although clear conclusions could not be drawn, several guiding factors emerged.
Landowner liability to travelers for off-property personal injury By Donald L. Shriver and Donald P. Shriver Real Estate Law, May 1999 This article presents a review of current Illinois law concerning the circumstances under which a landowner may become liable in tort for injuries to persons traveling on adjacent roadways caused by conditions or substances on the owner's property when the injury occurs off of the owner's property or when the injury is caused by an object leaving the owner's property.

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