ATG The Trusted Adviser nameplate

December 2018 | Volume 11 - Number 10

Some content is password-protected for ATG member agents only. Not an ATG agent? Apply today!

Attorney or Real Estate Broker: Pick One

The Illinois Second District Appellate Court affirmed the Illinois Department of Financial and Professional Regulation's (IDFPR's) ability to sanction attorneys who provide legal services and act as real estate brokers in the same transaction. It found that a Lake County Trial Court erred in reversing the findings of an Administrative Law Judge (ALJ) and the Secretary of the IDFPR that an attorney acted as both realtor and attorney in the same real estate transaction and violated the Real Estate License Act of 2000. Read more...

ATG AGENTS | Underwriters' Bulletin

Hot Topics

Effective November 17, 2018: FinCEN Title Insurance Geographic Targeting Order Update — Major changes have been made to the GTO, including the removal of confidentiality provisions.

Grundy and Kane Counties Predictable Fee Schedules Effective December 2018

Illinois Counties Announce Predictable Fee Schedules Effective January 2019

ATTORNEYS | Practice Notes

URGENT WIRE FRAUD REMINDER: Confirm Wire Instructions before Sending Funds — Including when transmitting funds to the closing agent and making payoffs of mortgage loans.

Real Estate and Title Insurance News

Cook County Recorder Again Refusing to Record Affidavits of Heirship


Happy Holidays! | ATG offices will close early on Christmas Eve and New Year's Eve and reopen the day after each holiday — see our full holiday calendar.
Holidays banner.

A Fond Farewell | ATG celebrates year-end retirees.
December 2018 Retiree Announcement photo banner

ATG Step Challenge | ATG staff walked more than 7,000 miles last month.
ATG Step Challenge banner.

Follow ATG on LinkedIn | Keep up with news and views.
Banner: ATG. There's only one. Follow us on LinkedIn.


ATG Legal Education logo

OnDemand CLE Programs

ATTN Wisconsin Attorneys: Get Your Required CLE by December 31 | Choose from our selection of recorded seminars available 24/7. See the ATG Legal Education Program Catalog. Account required (see Creating Your Account).

See the full ATG Legal Education calendar.

ATG Trust Company logoWhat Is ATG Trust Company? ATG Trust is an independent trust company established in 1998 with a mission to provide creative, collaborative, and committed trust and estate administration to advisors and their clients. See our brochure for a list of services and answers to frequently asked questions. Visit our website to learn more about us. Feel free to contact a trust associate if you have questions.

ATG LegalServe logoFAST AND FLEXIBLE: The Process Server Responsive to Your Needs Explore our new website and learn about the difference we can make in your practice. Place your order today! Find us with Google Plus.

About ATG | Contact Us | ORDER TITLE NOW

[Last update: 12-20-18]