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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 […]

Oct 26, 2016

Illinois Supreme Court Affirms Unconstitutionality Of Jury-Limiting Statute

By: Tina Paries, Income Member Earlier this year, we wrote about a trial judge in Cook County who held that a statutory amendment limiting juries to 6 people was unconstitutional. As expected, the Illinois Supreme Court recently weighed in on the issue and affirmed the decision. Similar to the trial judge, the […]

Aug 29, 2016

Illinois Owner Prevented From Withholding Mechanics Lien Payments Despite Inclusion Of Unwarranted “Extras”

By: Werner Sabo, Of Counsel When a subcontractor in Illinois files a mechanics lien, does the owner have the right to withhold payment to that lien claimant if the work was properly performed? What if the lien includes “extras” for which the lien claimant is not entitled? In Roy Zenere […]

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