Client Login+ 847.786.8999

M&A Law Firm Blog

Tuesday, March 5, 2019

What Every Real Estate Investor Needs to Know About Wholesaling

Wholesaling real estate has become increasingly popular over the past few years in Chicago, particularly the south side and around Cook, Kane and Dupage County in general. In this potentially profitable endeavor, wholesalers sell their properties to buyers who are looking to pick up multiple real estate investments at once. Wholesaling real estate has become a useful way for real estate investors to capitalize on niche markets. However, while wholesaling can be used as a strategic approach for real estate investors with large portfolios, it’s a process that must be carried out very carefully. The legality of wholesaling in real estate is not nearly cut-and-dried, so it’s critical to have the assistance of a good real estate lawyer before attempting this complex transaction.

Read more . . .

Thursday, February 28, 2019

Estate Planning Mistakes That Can Land You in Probate Court

Estate planning can be a challenging process, but it only becomes more difficult if legal issues arise that require resolution in probate court. Setting your affairs in order to make sure things run smoothly after your passing can be a delicate process, and estate planning mistakes can cause costly and painful delays for your loved ones as they work to carry out your last wishes. Having a good estate planning attorney on your side can help you avoid some of the common estate planning mistakes that force people into probate court. But before you start searching for the best estate planning lawyer near you, it’s helpful to understand a bit about what probate courts do and how people end up having to deal with them.

Read more . . .

Tuesday, February 26, 2019

Closing Costs May Add Unanticipated Expenses to Your Home Purchase

For many, purchasing a home is a lifelong dream. However, buying a house is a complicated undertaking that raises a great deal of legal and financial liability. In fact, the costs and challenges associated with closing on a home are too great of a burden for many Americans to shoulder. For these unfortunate individuals, homeownership may be impossible. A skilled real estate lawyer can help you manage closing costs and surmount all of the legal and financial barriers to homeownership.

Read more . . .

Thursday, February 21, 2019

Five Things to Consider Before Executing a Power of Attorney

Power of Attorney agreements can convey vast amounts of legal authority, and they can raise a great deal of legal and financial risk. As a result, anyone considering executing a Power of Attorney should contact a licensed estate planning attorney in their area. However, here are a few things to keep in mind if conveying Power of Attorney ever becomes an issue.

Read more . . .

Wednesday, February 20, 2019

Short Sales and Foreclosures – Confusing Similarities and Critical Distinctions

When people are unable to live up to their commitments in a real estate financing arrangement, they often find themselves facing a foreclosure or a short sale. However, the rights and responsibilities associated with the different options facing real estate borrowers in default vary greatly. A good real estate lawyer can help mortgage borrowers manage their various options, each of which offer different degrees of legal and financial liability.

Read more . . .

Thursday, February 14, 2019

The Law and Policy Behind Like Kind Exchanges

Real estate investors and across the country are reaping the financial benefits of Section 1031’s “like kind exchanges,” but the law and policy surrounding these transactions is far from cut-and-dried. Before claiming any like kind exchange, consult with a skilled real estate attorney in your area

Read more . . .

Wednesday, February 13, 2019

Entering a Commercial Lease? Get a Real Estate Lawyer.

Despite the outward inconvenience of yet another step in the commercial leasing process, signing a lease without having it reviewed by a real estate lawyer could end up being one of the most significant mistakes a new business owner makes when executing a commercial lease.

Read more . . .

Tuesday, January 8, 2019

The Benefits of Real Estate Law To Homeowners

For many people, homeownership is a great source of pride and joy. And why shouldn't it be? In a society where real estate properties get more and more expensive by the day, being able to buy a house is indeed a great accomplishment.


While there's no denying the tremendous amount of safety and security that comes from knowing you'll have a roof over your head for the rest of your life, the benefits of owning a home go way beyond that. Your property appreciates in value and builds equity over time. Moreover, federal and 

Read more . . .

Thursday, October 25, 2018

Is an Incentive Trust Right for You? Here’s What You Need to Know.

Estate planning isn’t usually discussed at the dinner table, and for understandable reasons. It involves tricky conversations about who gets what assets, and why. Like most individuals who estate plan, you want the best for your heirs, especially if they are related to you. We all want to believe that our heirs would be able to handle a significant amount of inheritance and manage it in a fiscally prudent way, >however we know that this is unfortunately not always the case. If you want to provide for an individual who struggles with unhealthy spending habits, but protect your own hard-earned assets, what can you do?

Read more . . .

Monday, October 22, 2018

Incorporating Medicaid Planning Into Your Estate Plan

At M&A Law, we know most people put off estate planning for a number of reasons. Sometimes people simply do not want to face the reality that they will die or could, at some point, become disabled. Other times people find estate planning to be too complicated a process. Often, it just slips peoples’ minds until a close friend or beloved family member passes away.

Read more . . .

Thursday, October 18, 2018

Ensure Your Estate Plan Protects You From Elder Abuse.

Everyone knows that estate planning is important. You may even have already created an estate plan, whether it involves a will, trust, or other provision. While most people who create estate plans do so with an eye to ensuring that their financial interests and the financial interests of their loved ones are maintained, many people do not create an estate plan that is also designed to protect them from elder abuse.

Read more . . .

Archived Posts


© 2019 M&A Law Firm, P.C. | Disclaimer
4438 Oakton Street, Skokie, IL 60076
| Phone: 847-786-8999

Who We Are | What We Do

Law Firm Website Design by
Amicus Creative

Client Login