Do I Need an Attorney to Purchase or Develop Vacant Land?

For many people, the idea of owning land, and developing it from the ground up, has always been a prized goal – this goes for young families looking to build the home of their dreams, just as it does for developers looking to create the next great institution in their local neighborhood. Land ownership has always held a special, romantic place in our popular culture. Many see buying land as a springboard to grow one’s wealth, //READ MORE

2019-05-28T14:51:50+00:00 June 4th, 2019|Community|

What Does ‘Zoning’ Really Mean?

Have you ever seen the old show The Twilight Zone? If you (somehow) haven’t, it was a ‘60s TV show, full of thrilling and chilling short stories, all conceived and narrated by the great Rod Serling, a chain smoking, tie-wearing enigma who would face the camera and calmly talk about some of the strangest things ever put on air. Well, in present day, there’s a different type of “zone” that can make you feel like you’ve //READ MORE

2019-05-20T16:08:21+00:00 May 30th, 2019|Community|

What Is a Lien?

Liens are an important concept to understand when it comes to real estate and bankruptcy law. Unfortunately, they’re also a piece of the puzzle that many of us tend to overlook – until it’s too late. In a difficult moment, getting a handle on how liens work and what they are could make all the difference between protecting your interests, and having to give up the assets that mean the most to you. Let’s dive into //READ MORE

2019-05-20T16:10:32+00:00 May 28th, 2019|Community|

3 Key Ways a Real Estate Attorney Can Make Selling a Home Easier

Many states in the US require a real estate attorney to be present at home closing events. Here in Illinois, it is not strictly required for home buyers or sellers to have an attorney – but it is often considered a de rigeur part of the process. For sellers looking to ensure that their home sale goes off smoothly, quickly, fairly, and lucratively, an experienced real estate attorney is often going to be a key part //READ MORE

2019-05-13T15:18:50+00:00 May 23rd, 2019|Community|

What is a Secured Debt?

There are many different types of debt available to consumers, and it’s important to understand the distinctions between them. Having a handle on which types of debt you’re dealing with, for instance, can play a big role in determining if filing for bankruptcy is going to be the right course of action for your personal situation — and if so, which type of bankruptcy will best suit your financial needs (e.g., Chapter 7 or Chapter 13). //READ MORE

2019-05-13T15:06:27+00:00 May 21st, 2019|Community|