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Feb 16, 2017

Is My Contract A “Construction Contract” Subject To The Illinois Anti-Indemnification Act?

By: Jeanne Hoffmann, Capital Member The Illinois Construction Contract Indemnification for Negligence Act (Anti–Indemnification Act) (740 ILCS 35/0.01 et seq. (West 2000), essentially voids any agreement in a construction contract to indemnify or hold harmless a person from that person’s own negligence. The statute on its face clearly applies “with respect to […]

Feb 7, 2017

Contractors Sued In Personal Injury Litigation Must Honor Liens Properly Served Under The Health Care Services Lien Act

By: Jim McConkey, Special Counsel Contractors sued in personal injury litigation are certainly aware of their responsibility to honor workers’ compensation liens, particularly where the workers’ compensation carrier has intervened in the lawsuit in which the contractor is a defendant. They should give the same deference to liens served under […]

Feb 1, 2017

Before Buying A Condominium, Carefully Review The Declaration & Financial Statements!

By: Robert Bramlette, Income Member The Declaration sets the rules that owners must abide by. These rules include establishment of monthly maintenance amounts, limitations on animals and pets in a unit, parking restrictions, rental of units, Annual Meeting, election of a Board of Directors and other issues associated with condominium life. […]

Jan 4, 2017

Design Firm Registrations In Illinois

By: Jim Zahn, Of Counsel All Illinois architects, professional engineers, and structural engineers who practice within the state of Illinois as a business entity, rather than under their individual name, must apply for “Design Firm Registration.” All individual and professional design firm registration licenses are issued for a two-year period. […]

Nov 18, 2016

10 Issues Sellers Should Remember When Negotiating A Contract To Sell A Commercial Building

By: Robert Bramlette, Income Member 10 issues sellers should remember when negotiating a contract to sell a commercial building are: Qualified Buyer: Make certain that the broker is only bringing you “qualified” buyers. You don’t want to waste time and expense negotiating with buyers who can’t get a mortgage. Earnest Money: Ask for […]

Nov 9, 2016

New Decision Locks In More Risk To Subcontractors In Indemnity Agreements

By: Geoff Bryce, Managing Partner 933 Van Buren Condominium Association vs. West Van Buren, LLC, et al, 216 Il.App. (1st) 143490, held that a roofing subcontractor was required to defend a real estate developer for claims asserted by the condominium association against the developer for defective roof construction and subsequent […]

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