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Know Your Client

09/17/2019 - 12:40pm
The 7th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals recently held that a seller’s attorney who acted as the seller’s representative and the owner of a title agency used in fraudulent transactions was personally...

Madison County Changing to Predictable Fee Schedule

09/17/2019 - 10:07am
Effective September 23, 2019, Madison County, Illinois, is changing to a predictable fee schedule for recordings. For details and the new rates, please read the attached fee schedule from the Madison...

Attorney Held Personally Liable to Defrauded Lender

09/09/2019 - 12:01pm
In a recent opinion, the Seventh Circuit Court of Appeals for the United States found an attorney who served as the sellers' attorney and who was the owner of the title company that closed...

ALTA Creates Online Resource for Combating Wire Fraud

08/14/2019 - 3:51pm
Wire fraud continues to be a serious threat to real estate industry, netting millions of dollars for cyber thieves every year. The best defense for potential victims is heightened awareness, but too...

Cook County Changing to Predictable Fee Schedule

04/17/2019 - 2:21pm
Cook County has announced, effective May 20, 2019, it is changing to a predictable fee schedule for recordings. For details and the new rates, please read the attached fee schedule from the Recorder...

Fight Back against Cyber Crime

01/22/2019 - 11:00am
The threat of wire fraud is growing exponentially. Consider these staggering statistics involving Business E-mail Compromise (BEC) and E-mail Account Compromise (EAC) scams: $3 billion stolen from 41...

MyDec Required for All Cook County Conveyances Starting January 21, 2019

01/10/2019 - 2:52pm
The Cook County Recorder of Deeds has announced, effective January 21, 2019, the requirement to include electronically-completed MyDec declarations when recording property conveyances will expand to...

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