The Trusted Adviser

August-September 2016 | Volume 9 - Number 8

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ATG Trust — An Introspective

Meeting Our Mission of Service

Kathryn Van Eeuwen photoIt's hard to believe that I've already been here at ATG Trust for more than a year.

During that time I've had the privilege to get to know a dedicated staff, loyal attorneys and their clients, and many other business partners. Together we've taken a close look at the services, philosophy, and culture at ATG Trust. We're doing a lot of things right, and like most companies, we face a few challenges. We look forward to building on the foundation that began in 1998 with an updated mission to provide flexible, collaborative, and service-oriented trust and estate administration to attorneys and their clients. Read more...

Kathryn Van Eeuwen
President and Chief Executive Officer
ATG Trust Company

ATG MEMBER AGENTS | Underwriters' Bulletin

Procedural Updates

Recording-Only Service ChargeEffective immediately for transactions in Cook, DuPage, Kane, Will, McHenry, Lake, and Kendall Counties.

Commercial Premium Remittance — Review before your next commercial real estate transaction.

Hot Topic

Wells Fargo September 2016 — Updates: Know before You Owe, Closing Insight, URLA

ATTORNEYS | Practice Notes

Real Estate and Title Insurance News

Illinois Initiates Security Features for Drivers' Licenses and State IDs — Waiting period for new and renewed licenses and ID cards.

Upgraded Service: ATG Legal Education Online Programs Now with More Capacity, More Versatility — To better serve our valued member agents and customers, we upgraded our seminar-hosting service to accommodate more attendees.


Title Insurance: Hachem v Chicago Title Insurance Co — The purchaser of real estate has a duty to examine the public record and is chargeable with notice of whatever is shown by the record, even if the matter was not reflected on the title commitment.

Construction and Mechanics' Liens: Wells Fargo Bank v Rieth-Riley Construction Co — A previously recorded mortgage lien on land has priority over a mechanics' lien claim. However, mechanics' lien claimant can recover by removing the improvements to the building.

IN THE NEWS | ATG LegalServe Moving, ATG Sponsors NWSBA Golf Outing, Aurora Office Open House

It's Your Serve but It's Our Move - The recently merged ATG LegalServe and It's Your Serve are moving to a new location in October.

ATG and Subsidiary Staff Send Greetings from the Green

ATG Aurora Open House: Photo Gallery - More than 50 guests met our staff, saw the new facility, and mingled with friends on September 14.

WHAT'S NEW | Trust, CLE, and Process Services

ATG Trust Company logoWherever You're Going, Get There with Someone You Trust ATG Trust is an independent trust company established in 1998 with a mission to provide flexible, collaborative and service-oriented trust and estate administration to attorneys and their clients. Explore the website to learn more about ATG Trust Company and feel free to contact a trust associate with your questions.

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October Programs

October 12 | Special Needs Trusts – Key Elements of Successful Planning | webcast

October 19 | ALTA Title Policy Coverage | webcast

And Save These Dates

  • November 2 | Designing, Drafting, and Understanding (So-Called) Asset Protection Trusts | webcast
  • November 10 | 12th Annual Harold I. Levine Real Estate Institute | Chicago

OnDemand MCLE/CLE Programs

Earn required credit hours free from ATG Legal Education. Choose from 40+ OnDemand programs. No waiting for your certificates. Print them as soon as you finish the program. Account and login required (see Creating Your Account).

View CLE Programs for details.

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