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ATG's 15th Annual Levine Institute for Real Estate and Estate Planning Attorneys

Our thanks to all who joined us for our 15th Annual Harold I. Levine Real Estate Institute at the Drury Lane Conference Center in Oakbrook Terrace. It was great to see so many colleagues and friends (200+) at our biggest legal education event of the year. Our topic, Insights into Technology, Regulations, Cybersecurity, and Other Issues Confronting Your Real Estate and Trust Practices, generated interesting questions and lively discussion.

ATG and ATG Trust again partnered to present a full-day program to cover topics important to both real estate and estate planning attorneys. Along with our experienced staff, our speaker panel included these special guests:

  • Julio Bermudez, Partner, Thompson Flanagan, Plainfield, Illinois
  • Darcy Chamberlin, Attorney at Law, Chamberlin Law Group, Oak Brook, Illinois
  • Guy DeFrances, Jr., Senior Vice President and General Counsel, Connecticut Attorneys' Title Insurance Co., Rocky Hill, Connecticut
  • Sara Riechert, Attorney at Law, Chamberlin Law Group, Oak Brook, Illinois
  • Melissa Smart, Litigation Manager and Senior Counsel, Illinois Attorney Registration and Disciplinary Commission, Chicago

15th Annual Harold I. Levine Real Estate Institute
November 7, 2019 | Drury Lane Theater, Oakbrook Terrace, Illinois

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ATG's Jerry Gorman, moderator and coordinator of all aspects of the annual program, presented the new ALTA owner's and loan policies, due out in 2020.
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Hank Shulruff and ATG agent and longtime friend Samuel Levine (Chicago), son of the late Harold I. Levine.
2019 ATG Levine Institute photo
Covering the impacts of changing technology and new/changing regulations on real estate lawyers are Chris Burhans, ATG Senior Vice President and Chief Information Officer (Chicago); Deb Feinen, ATG Vice President - Downstate Operations (Champaign, Ill.), Jerry Gorman, Director, ATG Legal Education (Champaign, Ill.), and Christine Sparks, ATG Senior Vice President and Chief Operating Officer (Chicago).
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Guy DeFrances, Senior Vice President and General Counsel, CATIC (Connecticut Attorneys' Title Insurance Co., Rocky Hill, Conn.) and ATG CEO Peter Birnbaum.
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Chris Burhans, ATG Senior Vice President and Chief Information Officer (Chicago), discusses the innovations and efficiencies ATG GO brings to real estate transactions.

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The morning's first session, What's New at ALTA, included Peter Birnbaum, ATG President and CEO (Chicago), Julio Bermudez, Partner, Thompson Flanagan (Plainfield, Ill.), and Hank Shulruff, ATG Senior Vice President (Chicago). Topics included new title nsurance forms, regulations, and best practices. Julio Bermudez covered cyber protection techniques and insurance options.

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Another great turnout.
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ATG's Jerry Gorman with Cindy Tolan and Shannon James (ATG Trust Company Trust Officers, Chicago) and ATG agents Roaa Al-Heeti and Jennifer Zang, both of Maatuka Al-Heeti Emkes LLC  (Champaign, Ill.).
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Seminar speakers Sara Riechert and Darcy Chamberlin, both of Chamberlin Law Group (Oak Brook, Ill.), spoke on how to use estate planning to protect clients from financial exploitation.
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ATG agents Brent Bogen and Frank Nowinski, both from Katz Nowinski of  (Moline, Ill.).
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Donna Kogut, ATG Vice President - Commercial Title and Escrow, and ATG agent Tom Mullen (Winfield, Ill.).
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Wendy Calvert, ATG agent (Chicago) and Bill Markoutsas, ATG Senior Account Executive (Chicago).
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ATG staff promoting ATG GO, our desktop and smartphone app for real estate attorneys: Paul Freske, Allison Malzone, Tony Zielinski, Kelly Kawell, Kevin Peterson, Katy Thomas, and Bill Markoutsas.
2019 ATG Levine Institute photo
Behind the scenes: Mary Beth McCarthy, ATG Senior Manager, ATG Corporate Communications (Champaign, Ill.), and Kelly O'Brien, ATG Events Coordinator (Chicago).

[Last update: 11-15-19]