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Increase in Recording Fees - DeKalb County, Illinois

11/22/2016 - 12:15pm
The DeKalb County, Illinois, Clerk and Recorder’s Office recently announced an increase in its Geographic Information System (GIS) fee from $13.00 to $24.00. The County portion of the Micrographics...

Wisconsin Rates and Rules Revised Effective November 1, 2016

10/14/2016 - 2:35pm
The revised  Rates and Rules Filing is designed to update fees to adequately reflect risk and expense factors and to clarify the application of existing rules. The new Rates and Rules take effect on...

The Marketable Title Act's Statute of Limitations

10/07/2016 - 12:58pm
by Danny Duerdoth and John Trepel, ATG Law Clerks The purpose of the Marketable Title Act is to simplify land title marketability and render harmless ancient defects in title. This article deals with...

Illinois Initiates Security Features for Drivers' Licenses and State IDs

08/10/2016 - 4:57pm
The State of Illinois has moved to a more secure format for its Driver’s Licenses (DLs) and State ID cards (IDs). Applicants visiting Driver Services facilities will no longer receive their new DLs...

Reduce Your Exposure to Wire Fraud

05/13/2016 - 1:15pm
Protecting Your Clients and Your Practice It happened at an ATG closing just last week — the buyer’s attorney sent ATG wire instructions to his clients via unencrypted email. A fraudster intercepted...

Email Fraud: ALTA Offers Solutions

04/20/2016 - 1:54pm
A group of us from ATG recently attended the American Land Title Association (ALTA) Business Strategies Conference in Indianapolis. Several of the educational sessions focused on cybersecurity and...

Changes in ATG Legal Staff

03/31/2016 - 1:58pm
Congratulations to our senior underwriting attorneys: Gregory J. Miely is the new Manager of the ATG Underwriting Department, his new title is Senior Managing Attorney and Corporate Counsel. He...