CLE is provided to Members and to paid guest who have provided all requested information at the time of registration. A missing ARDC number or name mis-match with an attorney's MCLE profile may result in delayed or no credit. If credit is requested after the initial reporting period, a late fee will apply and must be paid in advance.


    • Wed, December 13, 2023
    • 8:15 AM - 9:30 AM
    • Webinar

    An IRELA CLE Webinar

    Unusual & Timely Real Estate Tax Issues for the Real Estate Attorney & Title Examiner

    Richard F. Bales

    Senior Underwriting Consultant & Counsel - Proper Title

    MCLE approved for 1-hour General CLE credit

    Registration is Free for IRELA Members
    Non-Members ~ $50*

    The presentation will consist of four parts:

    1. How the real estate attorney and the title examiner can address and underwrite issues concerning the Senior Citizens Real Estate Tax Deferral Act
    2. Discussion of the recent U.S. Supreme Court decision, Tyler v. Hennepin County, Minnesota
    3. Discussion of the equally recent Public Act 103-0555
    4. “Possibly Little-known or Unusual Tax Facts and Issues.”

    Richard F. Bales

    Dick Bales is underwriting counsel for the Naperville office of Proper Title. He has worked in the title insurance industry since 1977. He graduated from Illinois College in Jacksonville in 1973. He received his juris doctorate degree from Northern Illinois University in 1983 and is admitted to practice law in Illinois.

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    *Join IRELA

    • Thu, March 14, 2024
    • 5:00 PM - 7:00 PM
    • Bloomingdale Golf Club | 181 Glen Ellyn Rd. Bloomingdale, IL 60108

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Thu, August 10, 2023 IRELA Summer Cocktail Party
Thu, August 10, 2023 Can Insurance Protect You Against Wire Fraud?
Wed, July 12, 2023 Attorney Fees and Trust Funds: What You Need to Know About Amended Rules 1.5 and 1.15
Wed, July 05, 2023 New Notary Journal Requirements
Wed, June 14, 2023 Home Title Lock
Wed, May 17, 2023 Advanced Concepts of 1031 Exchanges - Pt. 2
Thu, May 11, 2023 Compassion Fatigue: Sustaining the Professional Self
Wed, April 26, 2023 The State of Wire Fraud in the Real Estate Industry
Tue, April 11, 2023 What to Post? Content Ideas to Drive Business
Wed, March 22, 2023 Advanced Concepts of 1031 Exchanges
Wed, March 08, 2023 Property Tax Prorations: Pitfalls, Best Practices, and Practice Tools
Wed, February 08, 2023 Dick Bales’ Complete Guide to Deeds
Wed, January 11, 2023 Earnest Money Disputes
Tue, December 06, 2022 IRELA Holiday Party
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Wed, November 16, 2022 What Is Heating Up in the Title World
Tue, November 08, 2022 Civility: Difficult People & Conversations in the Workplace
Thu, October 13, 2022 Illinois Tax Policy and Current Legislative Trends Affecting Your Clients' Properties
Wed, September 21, 2022 Build Your Brand: 30-Minutes, Twice a Week
Thu, September 08, 2022 Townhomes, Condos, and Co-ops
Wed, July 13, 2022 Cyber Security: People Are the Weakest Link
Mon, June 13, 2022 The New Real Property Disclosure Act
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Wed, January 12, 2022 The Cook County Tenant/Landlord Ordinance Revisited
Tue, December 07, 2021 Landlord Tenant Update
Wed, November 10, 2021 Stress in the Workplace: The Impact It Has on Our Thinking
Wed, October 13, 2021 Changes to the Transfer on Death Instrument Act
Wed, September 15, 2021 Remote Control – The Status of RIN and RON in Illinois
Wed, September 08, 2021 Letters of Engagement: How Recent Events Should Shape Your Practice
Wed, July 14, 2021 Forming a Condominium – What is in a Declaration and 22.1s
Wed, June 09, 2021 Private Rights and Remedies
Tue, May 04, 2021 Case Law Update
Wed, April 21, 2021 Resilience in the Age of Covid-19
Wed, April 14, 2021 The New Cook County Residential Tenant and Landlord Ordinance
Wed, March 10, 2021 Advanced Concepts in Section 1031 Exchanges
Wed, February 10, 2021 Real Property Disclosure Act
Wed, January 06, 2021 Timeshare Exit Strategy
Wed, December 02, 2020 Title Policy Endorsements for the Real Estate Lawyer
Wed, November 11, 2020 Mechanics of 1031 Tax-Deferred Exchanges
Wed, October 14, 2020 The Real Estate Lawyer's Guide to the Transfer on Death Instrument (TODI)
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Wed, August 26, 2020 Landlord Tenant Issues - Part 2
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Sat, April 25, 2020 Coronavirus (COVID-19): Small Business Capital and other Resources
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Tue, October 08, 2019 WEBINAR - Preventing Wire Fraud – Trends and Strategies
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Wed, June 12, 2019 WEBINAR - The Future of Your Real Estate Practice: Challenges and Opportunities
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