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11th Annual Real Estate Short Course (2015)

2015 Program now available online on-demand and on DVD and Audio CD!
  • Credits: 6.75 General, 3.00 Professional Responsibility
  • Product ID: C2295U
  • Original Program Date: 09/08/2015
  • Formats:
    • Online On-Demand
    • DVD
    • Audio


11th Annual Real Estate Short Course

Welcome & Introduction to This Year’s Program
Program Moderator: Michael J. Rooney
, Executive Director, IICLE, Chicago

"Rapid Fire" Real Estate
Top-notch presenters spend 15-minutes each on important issues.
• Fracking Update
   William J. Anaya, Arnstein & Lehr LLP, Chicago
• Mixed Use Developments
   Howard Dakoff, Levenfeld Pearlstein, Chicago
• Construction Litigation
   Samuel H. Levine, Miller Canfield Paddock and Stone, PLC, Chicago
• Agriculture & Real Estate
   Michael J. Rooney, Executive Director, IICLE, Chicago
• Choosing a Business Entity
    Ryan Werner
, Law Office of Ryan B. Warner, Arlington Heights

Steps to Creating a More Effective Real Estate Practice
(0.75 Professional Responsibility)

These business development tips are aimed at newer attorneys, but they can help anyone start up, maintain, and hand over a thriving practice.
Dennis R. Bordyn
, Bordyn Law Offices, P.C., Downers Grove
Thomas L. Justice, Jr., The Justice Law Firm, Ottawa

Section 8: Investment, Tax Credits, Inspections & More
This session will emphasize the positive aspects of Section 8 real estate and how investors and tenants can benefit. Discussion will include tax credits, inspections, and other important issues.
Yana Karnaukhov, U.S. Dept. of Housing and Urban Development, Chicago
Brian D. Mooty, Kavanaugh Scully Sudow White & Frederick P.C., Peoria

Annual Case Law Update
Joseph R. Fortunato
, Momkus McCluskey, LLC, Lisle
Steven B. Bashaw
, Steven B. Bashaw, P.C., Lisle

Estate Planning with Real Estate
Learn more about the overlap between real estate and estate planning through TODIs, tenancy by the entirety, revocable trusts, and land trusts. Discussion will include issues with diminished capacity of older clients.
Bruno W. Tabis, Jr., Haskin, Corrigan & Galasso P.C., Wheaton

§1031: What's Happening in 2015?
With an emphasis on “smaller” deals, this session will explore what you must know, and what happens if you don’t follow through. Special considerations will include partnerships vs. LLCs, tenancy in common, buying before selling, and the impact of the Affordable Care Act.
Hugh E. Pollard, Investment Property Exchange Services Inc., Chicago

Adjourn Day One


Residential Track

Moderator: Ryan B. Werner, Law Offices of Ryan B. Werner, Arlington Heights

Commercial Track

Moderator: Michael J. Rooney, Executive Director, IICLE, Chicago

Role of the Buyer, Seller, Lender, and Attorney in Residential Deals 

(1.0 Professional Responsibility)

Worried about overstepping your bounds? Whether you are a newer attorney or a seasoned veteran, it is essential to understand who handles what and why in a residential transaction. Avoid blurring the lines and keep yourself out of trouble.

Thomas J. Anselmo, Anselmo Lindberg Oliver LLC, Naperville
David R. Schlueter, Law Offices of David R. Schlueter, Ltd., Itasca

Starting Points for Smaller Commercial Deals 

(1.0 Professional Responsibility)

How do you handle a smaller-scale deal in a meaningful, cost-effective way? Discussion will include ethics of the fee charged vs. proportion of work, plus 10 Things to Do for Due Diligence.

Ronald J. Senechalle, Pluymert, MacDonald, Hargrove & Lee, Ltd., Hoffman Estates

Local Government Issues for Residential Real Estate

Learn the latest about variances, eminent domain, zoning, nuisances, land use, and other issues affecting residential real estate transactions and disputes.

Hal R. Morris, Arnstein & Lehr LLP, Chicago
Jennifer Caracciolo, Arnstein & Lehr LLP, Chicago

Small-Building Condo Development

Understand the key considerations when working with buildings that have a lesser number of units, including drafting declarations and buying condo units to be treated as apartments.

Ellis B. Levin, Attorney at Law, Chicago

Malpractice Claims in Residential Real Estate

(.50 Professional Responsibility) 

Discuss practical tips to avoid common malpractice mistakes.

Amir R. Tahmassebi, Dillon & Konicek, P.C., Geneva

Representing Condo Associations 

(.75 Professional Responsibility)

How do you keep associations out of trouble? Use a checklist that covers: 22.1 disclosures, reading and understanding financial statements, overall standard of review, and red flags that trigger outside expert review.

Laura Lau Marinelli, Arnstein & Lehr LLP, Chicago
David Sugar, Arnstein & Lehr LLP, Chicago

Integrated Mortgage Disclosures: How to Use the New Forms

TILA? RESPA? CFPB? Decode the alphabet soup as faculty members walk you through the new Consumer Financial Protection Bureau forms and debate how they will affect lender disclosures and deadlines, timing of closing, and other requirements.

Frank Pellegrini, Pellegrini & Cristiano, Oak Park

Past president:
Illinois Land Title Association
American Land Title Association

LLCs & Asset Protection

Learn how investors and real estate developers can protect their interests, using the Illinois LLC Act and enhanced protection for LLC managers and members.

R. Kymn Harp, Robbins Solomon & Patt, Ltd., Chicago

Oh Sh*$! Now What? The Litigation After Closing 

(.75 Professional Responsibility)

How do you protect yourself in the courtroom? Discuss common but crucial questions that concern all real estate attorneys – trial and transactional alike. Learn how to recognize and prepare for typical causes of action, assess the cost of litigation, and possibly avoid litigation altogether.

William J. Anaya, Arnstein & Lehr LLP, Chicago
Hal R. Morris, Arnstein & Lehr LLP, Chicago


Sponsorship support provided by:

                 ISBA Mutual

IICLE® is an Accredited CLE Provider, accredited by the MCLE Board of the Illinois Supreme Court. All substantive credits for IICLE® programs are presumptively approved. All professional responsibility credits for IICLE® programs are subject to approval by the Illinois Supreme Court Commission on Professionalism.

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