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Real Estate Broker-Controlled Business

04/14/2015 - 5:19pm
Dear ATG Member, I am writing to you regarding concerns we are hearing from some of our attorney members about the practices of some real estate brokerages with regard to their captive title agencies...

Unidentifiable Funds and Illinois Rule 1.15

04/09/2015 - 12:02pm
Effective July 1, 2015, the Illinois Supreme Court has amended Rule 1.15 of the Rules of Professional Conduct to include a new provision that explains how attorneys should handle funds in an IOLTA...

Religious Organizations

04/09/2015 - 11:23am
The legal organization and operation of religious organizations have always been something of a confusing area for many transactional attorneys. The State must tread a fine line between exercising...

New Cook County Zoning Requirement - Effective March 21, 2015

03/23/2015 - 10:15am
ATTN: Chicago-Area Member Agents and Attorneys: Effective, March 21, 2015 all unincorporated Cook County property will now need a Zoning Compliance. For more information, see the March 21, 2015...

New Call Routing Options at ATG

03/19/2015 - 11:32pm
Customer service is a top priority. To better serve your needs when you call ATG's Champaign or Chicago offices, we updated our call-routing options. For example, when you dial our 800-number, you...

Wells Fargo Publishes New TILA/RESPA Information

03/17/2015 - 10:20am
Please see the latest Settlement Agent Communications from Wells Fargo. Wells has been providing these updates as they develop their plan for implementing processes to adapt to the new Integrated...

Types of Land Surveys in Illinois, Indiana, and Wisconsin

02/17/2015 - 12:00pm
by Anthony Steinmetz, ATG Law Clerk An indispensable component of any real estate transaction is the land survey. A land survey performed by a licensed professional land surveyor can assure the buyer...