An Illinois federal jury recently awarded a $10.2 million verdict against a Chicago real estate attorney in a malpractice lawsuit brought by a former client. A 13-story beachfront condo recently collapsed in Florida, killing 98 people. These events have collectively raised questions about what obligations a lawyer has to their client when representing them in real estate transactions. In this timely CLE, we'll explore what should reasonably be expected from an attorney and how a proper engagement letter can clearly define the rights and responsibilities of both a lawyer and client from the onset of the deal.
Credits: 1.5 General, 0 Diversity/Inclusion PR, 0 MH/SA PR, 0 Other PR
Garrett Kern, ISBA Mutual Insurance Company, Chicago
Michael Rooney, St. Charles
T. Nicholas Tyszka, Law Offices of T. Nicholas Tyszka, L.L.C., Chicago
Program Expires: 8/1/2023