Articles From 2002

Editor’s note Real Estate Law, April 2002 A real estate lawyer may sound like an attorney who has limited him or herself to a narrow scope of practice, but as the articles here demonstrate, there's quite a range of concentrations within our diverse area of practice.
Editor’s note Real Estate Law, February 2002 This issue starts with a practice tip by Jordan Shifrin. With more than 50 percent of new residential construction since the 1980s involving homeowners' associations, what are the responsibilities of the buyers' attorneys?
Editor’s note Alternative Dispute Resolution, February 2002 We welcome and are grateful for contributions to this newsletter from members of the section.
Editor’s note: Alternative Dispute Resolution, November 2002 We welcome and are grateful for contributions to this newsletter from members of the section
Editor’s notes By Gary Gehlbach Real Estate Law, December 2002 Before you dive into this issue, try the following quiz:
Editor’s notes Real Estate Law, October 2002 Attorney Phil Ward of Sterling, truly a dean of real estate practitioners in Illinois (Phil was Chair of the Real Estate Law Section Council many years ago when I was first privileged to become involved), was instrumental in drafting the Illinois Mortgage Foreclosure Law.
Editor’s notes By Richard W. Kuhn Real Estate Law, May 2002 This edition of the Real Property newsletter includes three very interesting topics.
Editor’s notes By Richard D. Hannigan Workers’ Compensation Law, April 2002 This edition includes articles by Steve Grady. His deals with a "hearing loss" case and the Occupational Diseases Act.
Editor’s notes By Gary R. Gehlbach Real Estate Law, March 2002 The success of this newsletter depends on the efforts and dedication of the members of the Real Estate Law Section Council as well as the readers.
Educational expenses in Illinois: An analysis of §529 Plans in Illinois after EGTRRA By David A. Berek Trusts and Estates, December 2002 As Trusts and Estates practitioners, we advise our clients and their families not only on estate planning matters, but also life planning matters.
The effective use of arbitration in real estate disputes By Stanley P. Sklar Real Estate Law, April 2002 Do you remember the movie, "Network" in which the anchor commentator screams from a window that "he won't take it anymore?"
Effectively handling federal tax liens in your real estate transaction By Kathleen M. Lach Real Estate Law, July 2002 A federal tax lien on the credit report of your seller in a real estate transaction does not necessarily signify that your deal is doomed.
Elder rights conference addresses wide range of issues Elder Law, June 2002 The Elder Rights Conference, organized annually by the Illinois Department on Aging, will be held again this summer in Chicago.
Electronic closings: a cure for the closing nightmare By Beth Brush & Eleanor Sharpe Real Estate Law, July 2002 Have you ever had a day that was so packed with appointments that what looked like a healthy business became a living nightmare?
Electronic contracts—some of the basics By Larry M. Zanger Corporate Law Departments, May 2002 The ability to create and enforce contracts is essential to a commercial society. And as business activities move to the electronic or online medium, the contracting process must follow.
Electronic filing By Karen Evie Kalnins Legal Technology, Standing Committee on, May 2002 For some attorneys, filing court documents electronically brings to mind visions of complex technology that is hard to use and time-consuming to learn.
“The electronic lawyer” ™ By Alan Pearlman Law Office Management and Economics, Standing Committee on, June 2002 Last month I told you about an exciting new scanner to take care of all your business card needs.
“The electronic lawyer” ™ By Alan Pearlman Law Office Management and Economics, Standing Committee on, June 2002 There are some products in the market place that we can do without, while others just keep getting better and better. Iomega Corporation is one such company that keeps coming up with the best in storage and containment products for both the PC and MAC world!
Electronic monitoring for older persons: balancing privacy and security Elder Law, October 2002 In two recent articles, a Wall Street Journal reporter describes what could be a "brave new world of elder care" involving electronic monitoring
Electronic tracking of foreign students in the U.S.—An introduction to ISEAS & SEVIS By Marta Delgado & Scott D. Pollock International and Immigration Law, December 2002 Recent changes in federal law require the Immigration & Naturalization Service (INS), the U.S. Department of State (DOS) and U.S. consulates abroad to exercise greater oversight and control over the educational institutions authorized to enroll foreign students, and to better track the nearly 1,000,000 nonimmigrant students and exchange visitors during their stay in the U.S.
Electronic waste: A growing problem By Raymond T. Reott Environmental Law, November 2002 In the early 1970s, as businesses installed scrubbers and other air pollution control devices to meet Clean Air Act requirements and water treatment facilities to meet new Clean Water Act requirements, the result was to shift captured contaminants from air emissions and water discharges to landfills.
Elmer Gertz By Stephen Anderson Human and Civil Rights, January 2002 "No book about any man can be complete. In a sense, a man writes only of specimen hours, typical moments, when he does his memoirs. The real man is viewed, if at all, by indirection, through the interstices, so to speak, of the narrative."
Eminent domain in Illinois: 2002 developments By John H. Brechin Local Government Law, December 2002 In this past year the Illinois courts have provided a significant number of important decisions concerning eminent domain.
Employee benefits update: Provisions of the Sarbanes-Oxley Act of 2002 By Thomas Vasiljevich Federal Taxation, November 2002 On July 30, 2002, President George Bush signed into law the Sarbanes-Oxley Act of 2002 (the Act), the first post-Enron legislation to address accounting reform. Included in the Act are provisions affecting employee benefits and executive compensation, which this update summarizes.
Employee drug-testing: Constructing effective programs that avoid the legal pitfalls By Donald R. Tracy Labor and Employment Law, April 2002 On the job drug-use by employees can dramatically affect workplace attitudes and performance.
Employer sues union for defamation related to picketing By Michael R. Lied Labor and Employment Law, December 2002 In Lowe Excavating Co. v. International Union of Operating Engineer's Local 150, 327 Ill. App. 3d 711 (2d Dist. 2002), the union picketed a non-union employer with signs stating:
Employers giving guarantees in job offers are promising more than they think By Matthew L. Alden Labor and Employment Law, April 2002 This article discusses when offers of employment can change an at-will employment relationship to a contract of employment for a specific term, such as years or months.
Employer’s state law claims relating to labor dispute barred by filing of unfair labor practice charge By Michael R. Lied Labor and Employment Law, December 2002 In Overnite Transportation Co. v. International Brotherhood Teamsters, et al, _____ Ill. App. 3d _____, 773 N.E.2d 26, 265 Ill. Dec. 664 (1st Dist. 2002), the Complaint alleged that defendants conspired to commit various tortuous and criminal acts to force the employer to accept the union representation as well as a union contract.
Enforceablilty of intercreditor agreements in bankruptcy By John C. Murray Commercial Banking, Collections, and Bankruptcy, August 2002 A recent Illinois bankruptcy court decision, In re 203 N. LaSalle Street Partnership, 246 B.R. 325 (Bankr. N.D. Ill. 2000), deals specifically with the rights of parties to an intercreditor agreement.
Enforceablilty of intercreditor agreements in bankruptcy By John C. Murray Real Estate Law, April 2002 A recent Illinois bankruptcy court decision, In re 203 N. LaSalle Street Partnership, 246 B.R. 325 (Bankr. N.D. Ill. 2000), deals specifically with the rights of parties to an intercreditor agreement.

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