Editor’s noteReal Estate Law, April 2002A 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 noteReal Estate Law, February 2002This 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 noteAlternative Dispute Resolution, February 2002We welcome and are grateful for contributions to this newsletter from members of the section.
Editor’s note:Alternative Dispute Resolution, November 2002We welcome and are grateful for contributions to this newsletter from members of the section
Editor’s notesBy Gary GehlbachReal Estate Law, December 2002Before you dive into this issue, try the following quiz:
Editor’s notesReal Estate Law, October 2002Attorney 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 notesBy Richard W. KuhnReal Estate Law, May 2002This edition of the Real Property newsletter includes three very interesting topics.
Editor’s notesBy Richard D. HanniganWorkers’ Compensation Law, April 2002This edition includes articles by Steve Grady. His deals with a "hearing loss" case and the Occupational Diseases Act.
Editor’s notesBy Gary R. GehlbachReal Estate Law, March 2002The 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.
Electronic contracts—some of the basicsBy Larry M. ZangerCorporate Law Departments, May 2002The 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 filingBy Karen Evie KalninsLegal Technology, Standing Committee on, May 2002For 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 PearlmanLaw Office Management and Economics, Standing Committee on, June 2002Last month I told you about an exciting new scanner to take care of all your business card needs.
“The electronic lawyer” ™By Alan PearlmanLaw Office Management and Economics, Standing Committee on, June 2002There 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 tracking of foreign students in the U.S.—An introduction to ISEAS & SEVISBy Marta Delgado & Scott D. PollockInternational and Immigration Law, December 2002Recent 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 problemBy Raymond T. ReottEnvironmental Law, November 2002In 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 GertzBy Stephen AndersonHuman 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."
Employee benefits update: Provisions of the Sarbanes-Oxley Act of 2002By Thomas VasiljevichFederal Taxation, November 2002On 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.
Employer sues union for defamation related to picketingBy Michael R. LiedLabor and Employment Law, December 2002In 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:
Enforceablilty of intercreditor agreements in bankruptcyBy John C. MurrayCommercial Banking, Collections, and Bankruptcy, August 2002A 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 bankruptcyBy John C. MurrayReal Estate Law, April 2002A 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.