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  1. FLASHPOINTS Spotlight May 2020

    May 15, 2020

    Timothy E. Moran, Schmidt Salzman & Moran, Ltd., Chicago312-263-7100 | E-mail Timothy E. Moran Timothy E. Moran of Schmidt Salzman & Moran, Ltd., in Chicago is the focus of our May FLASHPOINTS author spotlight. Moran’s most recent contribution was to the Institute’s REAL ESTATE TAXATION (IICLE®, 2020) handbook. He views the 2020 edition as especially […]


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  3. Business Law FLASHPOINTS May 2020

    Donna M. Goelz, Howard & Howard Attorneys PLLC, Peoria309-999-6324 | E-mail Donna M. Goelz Below is an excerpt from §4.6 of BUSINESS LAW: CHOICE OF ENTITY (IICLE®, 2020). Limitations in Selecting a Corporate Name in Illinois The Business Corporation Act of 1983 imposes several limitations on the choice of a corporate name. For example, the […]


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  5. Sponsored Content FLASHPOINTS May 2020

    Anna Harris, Colvent Group Inc., Fairview Heights866-833-7811 | E-mail Anna Harris Ongoing Maintenance Concerns for Trust-Owned Homes During COVID-19 Pandemic With ongoing concerns as the global COVID-19 pandemic continues, trustees should consider the effects of ongoing maintenance of trust-owned homes. Attorneys also should be cognizant of maintenance procedures for trust-owned homes to be prepared in […]


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  7. Workers’ Compensation FLASHPOINTS May 2020

    Joseph P. Basile | E-mail Joseph Basile The appellate court filed a long opinion at the end of March that addresses multiple issues, primarily that of a petitioner’s credibility and whether a petitioner can voluntarily dismiss a petition pursuant to §19(b) of the Workers’ Compensation Act, 820 ILCS 305/1, et seq., after the arbitration hearing […]


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  9. Real Estate Law FLASHPOINTS May 2020

    Michael J. Rooney | 312-401-3454 | E-mail Michael J. Rooney Swing and a Miss: Seventh Circuit Ends Hitting Streak Yes, it should be baseball season. Yes, our beloved Cards, Cubs, and Sox (though not necessarily in that order) should be playing baseball — perhaps bundled up against the cold and snow in the Friendly Confines, […]


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  11. Family Law FLASHPOINTS May 2020

    Donald C. Schiller & Michelle A. LawlessSchiller DuCanto & Fleck LLP, Chicago, Lake Forest & Wheaton 312-641-5560 | E-mail Donald Schiller | E-mail Michelle Lawless Two-Year Income Average Upheld for Purposes of Calculating Child Support and Maintenance In In re Marriage of Gabriel, 2020 IL App (1st) 182710, a dissolution of marriage trial, the trial […]


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  13. Estate Planning & Probate Law FLASHPOINTS May 2020

    Natalie M. Perry & Kaitlyn A. Wild, Rathje Woodward LLC, Wheaton630-510-4935 | E-mail Natalie M. Perry | 630-510-4922 | E-mail Kaitlyn A. Wild Below is an excerpt from §10.4 of POSTMORTEM ESTATE PLANNING (IICLE®, 2020). Practical Difficulties for an Operating Business as a Part of Estate Administration Taking over an operating business is always complicated, […]


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  15. Employment & Labor Law FLASHPOINTS May 2020

    Catherine R. Locallo, Robbins Schwartz, Chicago 312-332-7760 | E-Mail Catherine R. Locallo Examining DOL Rule on New Employee Leave Rights Last month’s publication examined employee leave rights under the Families First Coronavirus Response Act (FFCRA), Pub.L. No. 116-127, 134 Stat. 178 (2020). The FFCRA requires private employers with less than 500 employees, and non-federal public […]


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  17. Condominium Law FLASHPOINTS May 2020

    Kenneth Michaels, Jr., Lakelaw, Chicago312-588-5000 | E-Mail Kenneth Michaels, Jr. When Unit Owner Has Obtained Bankruptcy Discharge, Association’s Appropriate Remedy To Enforce Its Lien Is Foreclosure A bankruptcy law adage is that a discharge order discharges the debt but not the lien. What happens when a debtor obtains discharge of prepetition condominium assessments and remains […]


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  19. Criminal Law FLASHPOINTS May 2020

    Matthew R. Leisten, Winnebago County State’s Attorney’s Office, Rockford815-319-4700 | E-mail Matthew R. Leisten Supreme Court Rules on Eyewitness Testimony on Firearms In People v. McLaurin, 2020 IL 124563, the Illinois Supreme Court addressed what amount of evidence is sufficient for a trier of fact to find that a firearm is in fact a firearm. […]


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