Events

    • Monday, October 05, 2020
    • 8:15 AM - 9:30 AM (CDT)
    • Webinar
    Register

    Please note this is a MONDAY webinar

    The Basics of Property Tax Appeals in Cook County 

    with

    Nora Devine

    Attorney, The Devine Law Group

    Dan Patlak
    Commissioner
    Cook County Board of Review-1st District

     

    MCLE approved for 1-hour credit

    Registration is Free for IRELA Members

    Non-Members* ~ $50

     

    The Cook County Board of Review heard appeals related to Cook County’s 1.8 million PIN numbers during the 2019 session. This webinar will give real estate practitioners the basics of how the assessment and appeals cycle works in Cook County as well as a summary of which arguments work for which asset classes and why.


    Nora Devine has been a property tax attorney in private practice since 2005.  She has developed a state-wide practice in all jurisdictions in Illinois and she represents all property classes.  She is active in local bar associations, national property tax groups, and international assessment administration groups.  She has served as past chair of the ISBA’s Section Council on State and Local Taxation, and past chair of the Chicago Bar Association’s Real Estate Tax Committee.  She has given presentations on several topics, including omitted assessments (back taxes), the unlicensed practice of law, specific objections, the Illinois tax appeal process, commercial appraisals, big box assessments, limited scope representation in property tax, ethics, and diversity/inclusion in the property tax and appraisal professions.

    Nora is an instructor for the Illinois Property Assessment Institute (IPAI).  She has been teaching classes since 2011 and has been developing courses since 2015.  Nora earned a JD from Loyola University Chicago School of Law in 2005 and was admitted to the Illinois Bar the same year. She has a CIAO designation from the Illinois Property Assessment Institute (2015) and is a licensed real estate broker in the State of Illinois (License 471018384 exp. 2021)

    Dan Patlak was sworn into a two-year term as a Commissioner of the Cook County Board of Review on December 6, 2010.  He was re-elected in 2012 and again in 2016 and will run for election again in 2020.  Patlak is fulfilling his pledge to work as the first ever full-time commissioner at the Board.

    After graduating from Valparaiso University with a bachelor’s degree in Business Administration, Dan Patlak began his professional career as a real estate Broker in the near north suburbs of Chicago in 1986 and continued in that capacity until 1995. He is a Graduate of the Real Estate Institute (GRI) and has been a member of the National and Illinois Realtors Associations for more than thirty-four years.  Mr. Patlak was employed at the Cook County Board of Review from January 1999 to December 2006. He served as a property assessment appeal analyst for Commissioner Maureen Murphy specializing in residential, commercial apartment and exempt properties. In addition, Dan represented the Board of Review at over 500 Illinois Property Tax Appeal Board (PTAB) oral hearings.

    After completing advanced courses in property appraisal required to become a Certified Illinois Assessing Officer, Dan was elected Assessor of Wheeling Township in 2005 and re-elected in 2009. He is a member of the International Association of Assessing Officers. Dan also was an elected Board Member of East Maine School District #63 in the mid-90’s.  He is a Parishioner and Lector at St. Joseph the Worker Church and a 4th degree Knight of Columbus. Dan resides in the Village of Wheeling with his wife Dulce and nineteen-year-old son Teddy.

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    • Wednesday, October 14, 2020
    • 8:15 AM - 9:30 AM (CDT)
    • Webinar
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    The Real Estate Lawyer's Guide to the 
    Transfer on Death Instrument (TODI)

    with Dick Bales

    MCLE approved for 1-hour credit

    Registration is Free for IRELA Members

    Non-Members* ~ $50


    Since the Illinois Residential Real Property Transfer on Death Instrument Act, codified as 755 ILCS 27/1 et seq., took effect in 2012, hundreds of attorneys have prepared hundreds of Transfer on Death Instruments. This seminar is intended to provide attorneys with important and timely information on these popular documents that goes far beyond a reading of the statute.

    Dick Bales, now an underwriter in the Naperville office of Proper Title, will discuss four "TODI Topics": 

    • TODI Examining Procedures;
    • TODI Red Flags;
    • TODI FAQs; and 
    • Proposed Changes to the TODI Act.

    Richard F. Bales 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 (NIU) in 1983 and is admitted to practice law in Illinois. He is currently employed as an underwriter in the Naperville office of Proper Title.

Past events

Wednesday, September 09, 2020 IL Condominium Deconversion: Process and Pitfalls
Wednesday, August 26, 2020 Landlord Tenant Issues - Part 2
Wednesday, August 19, 2020 Local Closing Customs Disruptors
Wednesday, July 15, 2020 A Guide to Illinois Authority Documents
Wednesday, June 10, 2020 Representing Sellers and Buyers of Agricultural Properties
Tuesday, June 02, 2020 5 Free Marketing Tips for Real Estate Lawyers During the Pandemic
Tuesday, May 19, 2020 Landlord Tenant Issues in the Time of COVID-19
Saturday, April 25, 2020 Coronavirus (COVID-19): Small Business Capital and other Resources
Wednesday, April 15, 2020 Remote Notarization & Document Execution in a COVID World
Wednesday, April 08, 2020 Webinar: The Senior Tsunami and the Wisdom of Creating a Succession Plan
Wednesday, April 01, 2020 Navigating the Pandemic: Real Estate Transactions in Unprecedented Times
Tuesday, March 24, 2020 Webinar: Property Assessment Cycle and Appeals Process in IL
Wednesday, March 11, 2020 Webinar: A Practical Guide to Mobile Home Transactions
Wednesday, January 08, 2020 WEBINAR - The ABC's of International Real Estate & Wholesaling Real Estate: Attorney Beware
Wednesday, January 08, 2020 The ABC's of International Real Estate & Wholesaling Real Estate: Attorney Beware
Wednesday, December 11, 2019 IRELA Holiday Party
Tuesday, October 08, 2019 WEBINAR - Preventing Wire Fraud – Trends and Strategies
Wednesday, September 11, 2019 WEBINAR - Five Marketing and Branding Tips that are Guaranteed to Drive Results for Your Real Estate Practice
Wednesday, June 12, 2019 The Future of Your Real Estate Practice: Challenges and Opportunities
Wednesday, June 12, 2019 WEBINAR - The Future of Your Real Estate Practice: Challenges and Opportunities
Wednesday, May 08, 2019 WEBINAR - Asking & Answering: The Best Way to Handle Attorney Review & Inspection Requests Under the Multi-Board 7.0
Wednesday, May 08, 2019 Asking & Answering: The Best Way to Handle Attorney Review & Inspection Requests Under the Multi-Board 7.0 | May Meeting | Oak Brook
Wednesday, April 10, 2019 WEBINAR - Illinois Title Insurance Act Amendments
Wednesday, April 10, 2019 Illinois Title Insurance Act Amendments - April Monthly Meeting | Oak Brook
Wednesday, March 13, 2019 Recorder's Use of Blockchain and Orders Declaring Heirship - March Monthly Meeting | Oak Brook
Wednesday, March 13, 2019 WEBINAR - Recorder's Use of Blockchain and Orders Declaring Heirship | WEBINAR
Wednesday, February 13, 2019 Possible Judgments - February Monthly Meeting | Oak Brook
Wednesday, February 13, 2019 WEBINAR - Possible Judgments - February Monthly Meeting | WEBINAR
Thursday, February 07, 2019 Multi-Board 7.0 - Chicago - Feb 7th
Tuesday, February 05, 2019 Multi-Board 7.0 - Chicago - Feb 5th
Thursday, January 24, 2019 Multi-Board 7.0 - Crystal Lake
Tuesday, January 15, 2019 Multi-Board 7.0 - Libertyville
Tuesday, January 15, 2019 Multi-Board 7.0 - Oak Lawn
Monday, January 14, 2019 Multi-Board 7.0 - McHenry
Wednesday, January 09, 2019 Annual Meeting | Multi-Board 7.0 - Elk Grove
Tuesday, December 04, 2018 Holiday Party in Oak Brook on Tues., Dec. 4th
Wednesday, November 14, 2018 Meeting at DoubleTree in Downers Grove
Wednesday, October 10, 2018 Meeting at Public Library in Oak Lawn
Wednesday, September 12, 2018 Meeting at Belvedere Banquets in Elk Grove
Wednesday, August 08, 2018 Meeting at Maggiano's in Oak Brook
Wednesday, May 23, 2018 Special Town Hall at Max & Benny's in Northbrook
Wednesday, May 16, 2018 Special Town Hall at the DuPage County Bar Association in Wheaton
Wednesday, May 09, 2018 Special Town Hall at the Oak Lawn Public Library

Financial Hardship Policy: The Board of the Illinois Real Estate Lawyers Association works to keep its program costs low in order to provide quality professional education at a reasonable price. The Board realizes that even with these low costs, there may be attorneys who, due to financial hardship, are unable to attend meetings. In light of this a simple financial hardship policy is being placed in effect. Attorneys must contact the Board, in writing, with a request for reduced meeting rates for a period of time. The letter should contain an explanation of the hardship. The Board will act on this request at its next meeting. "At the door" requests for financial hardship decisions will not be accepted.  Contact IRELA PO Box 4956 Oak Brook, IL 60522-4956; or via e-mail at info@irela.org


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