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How to Identify Real Estate Fraud

We define the two most common forms of fraud—and how to avoid them. Your clients have worked hard over the past few years to save money to purchase t...
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Evolving Your Estate Plan

Life isn’t static, so your estate plan shouldn’t be either. Here are seven instances when you should revisit it Many years ago, you drafted your esta...
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5 Tips for First-Time Homebuyers

Here’s what you should, and should not, care about when searching for your first home. So, you’re ready to leave apartment life behind and looking to...
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Is a Home Addition Worth the Cost?

Home additions can add value to your home and make it easier to sell, but they can also drain your budget. Here’s what you need to know before breakin...

Estate Planning for Special Needs

Caring for a child or loved one with special needs means taking extra precautions when it comes to estate planning. Not only is this person likely dep...

Red Flags in Your Rental Agreement

Be wary of these provisions in your lease, and don’t sign without discussing with your landlord and a lawyer. Before signing a lease agreement, it’s...
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BUSINESS LAW

Which Business Structure is Right for You?

Owning a business comes with many risks and responsibilities, and deciding on the structure of your business is one of the most significant decisions...

Buying an Existing Business

5 Tips for acquiring an existing business Building a business is hard, time consuming work, which is exactly why buying an existing business is so ap...

Understanding Employee Categorization

How employee categorization impacts your business To many, owning your own business defines the American Dream. While being the boss does have its pe...

Taxes and Your Small Business

How to Prepare Your Taxes as a Small Business Owner For many, tax time brings with it a sense of urgency and pressure, causing mistakes to inevitably...

5 Tips for Entering into a Joint Venture

The challenges and risk associated with entering into a joint venture in Illinois When starting a business, joining forces with like-minded individua...

Protecting Your Start Up Business

What legal agreements you need when starting a business There are many aspects to starting a new business. Carefully crafted agreements play an essen...

The Legal Measures of Starting a Business

How to get your startup up and running from a legal standpoint The notion of working for yourself has serious allure these days, but starting a small...
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COMPANY NEWS

Teena Thomas and Colin Winters Published

Anselmo Lindberg & Associates attorneys, Teena Thomas and Colin Winters, were recently published in the Legal League 100 Quarterly Newsletter. Ms....

Firm Announces New Associate Attorneys

Anselmo Lindberg & Associates, LLC recently announced the hiring of several new associate attorneys to the Default Practice Group. Mary Spitz i...

Five Star Government Forum

Partner Doug Oliver is attending the Sixth Annual Five Star Government Forum today in Washington DC. The Five Star Government Forum is an exclusive, d...

Firm Announces Addition of Associate Attorney

Anselmo Lindberg & Associates, LLC recently announced the hiring of associate attorney Crystal Caceres. Ms. Caceres joins the firm as associate...

Firm Represented at Five Star Conference

Tom Anselmo, Doug Oliver and Jennifer Bross will be attending the Five Star Conference and the Semi-Annual Legal League 100 Servicer Summit in Dallas,...

Charity Update: Rover Rescue Animal Shelter

With the help of FAL's garage sale a few weeks ago, Rover Rescue Animal Shelter in North Aurora had a record breaking year in terms of donations. We w...

ALA Partners Published

Steven Lindberg, Chair of the Default Practice Group, and Daniel Cox, Partner, were most recently published in the 2014 Q2 edition of the Legal League...

ALO Employees Give Back

On May, 29, 2014, several ALA volunteers participated in the Feed My Starving Children (FMSC) event in Aurora, IL. FMSC is a non-profit Christian orga...
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ESTATE PLANNING

Everything You Need To Know About 529 Plans

Who Can Benefit From 529 Plans and How To Decide If They’re Right For You A 529 Plan is an education savings plan designed to help families set aside...

Top 3 Estate Planning Essentials For Chicagoans

Who Needs Estate Planning? “Estate planning” is an umbrella term that covers multiple legal arrangements, whether you’re managing your assets, your p...

Estate Planning for Your Pets

How to account for your furry friends with estate planning The vast majority of Americans consider their pets to be a member of their family. In fact...

Taking Care of the Dying with Living Wills

Addressing the Sensitive Topic of Death People are living longer today than ever before, yet while they’re alive they’re inflicted with more disease....

What is Long-Term Care Insurance?

Understanding how long-term care insurance plays a role in estate planning Estate planning is far more than putting together a trust and a will, ther...

How to Responsibly Distribute Assets to Heirs

Tools for Protecting Your Heirs From Blowing Their Inheritance A common concern when estate planning is making sure that your heirs are equipped to m...

Choosing an Executor for Your Estate

How to find the right person to manage your estate Trusting an individual to handle your personal and financial dealings after your death is not a de...

Estate Planning For New Parents

What to think about once you become a parent Being a new parent is both equally exciting and frightening. Exciting, because you’ve never loved somet...
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GENERAL LITIGATION

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REAL ESTATE

Risks of Buying a Foreclosure

Roadblocks that can make buying a foreclosure a Money Pit When a homeowner fails to pay their mortgage for an extended period of time, the home goes...

Understanding Appraisals

Everything You Need To Know About Appraisals and Real Estate Value Assessments Home appraisals are a key step in any home buying or selling process....

Understanding The Illinois Property Tax Credit

Don’t leave money on the table when it’s time to pay your taxes The property tax credit is a credit on your individual income tax return. It varies b...

Buying a Condo 101

The 5 Key things to know about condo ownership When it comes to home ownership, not all properties are the same. While purchasing a single family hom...

Buying New Construction

Buying a new construction home is a dream for most homeowners, but can also leave a lot of room for contractual error. Here’s what to know before buyi...

What to Disclose When Selling Your Home

To Disclose or Not to Disclose: A Seller’s Guide It’s time to sell your home and you’re wondering if that leaky roof or the squirrel infestation you...

Purchasing a Home to Rent or Flip

Everything you need to know about buying real estate for profit Purchasing an investment property is a great way to generate additional income, but i...
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