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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...

The House Is Right, Is the Neighborhood?

In today’s real estate market, location matters more than home amenities. “Location, location, location” is one of the most popular refrains in real...

Tax Implications for Crowdfunding

Crowdfunding contributions are often thought of as “free money,” but that’s not the case, and failure to comply with tax laws could cause issues with...

Real Estate Apps for Homebuyers

Homebuying is moving to mobile, but in some areas, apps can’t replace the expertise and human element of a licensed broker. Buying a home? There’s an...
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BUSINESS LAW

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

ALA Sponsors Holiday Food Drive

For the third year in a row, ALA participated in Loaves and Fishes of Naperville HOPE (Help Other People Eat) program. This program was created to hel...

Default Practice Group Adds Associate Counsel

Freedman Anselmo Lindberg LLC recently announced the hiring of Anum Muhiuddin. Ms. Muhiuddin joins the firm as associate counsel in the default practi...

ALA Attends NARCA Conference

Partners Lou Freedman, Barb Nilsen and Tony Sottile, along with Director of Operations, Steve Trubich, and Director of Compliance, Jessica Hamm, will...

ALA Fall Newsletter

If you would like to be added to the distribution list to receive updates and newsletters from the Firm, please email our Director of Client Developme...
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ESTATE PLANNING

Prenuptial Agreement 101

What to know about prenuptial agreements The prenuptial agreement is a form of estate planning, one that’s not often thought about until two people d...

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...

Updating Your Estate When Moving Abroad

The decision has been made, and you and your family have decided to become expatriates and move across the pond. It’s an exciting time, but you have m...

When Estate Planning Isn’t Fair

5 Reasons You May Have to Split Your Assets Unequally for Your Children Most parents want to treat all of their children equally. But sometimes in es...

Estate Planning for a Single-Owner Business

Follow these steps for building a succession plan for your business Businesses that operate under one owner oftentimes thrive and are capable of achi...

Should You DIY Your Estate Planning?

The internet is smart, but some things are best left for the experts A simple Google search can provide answers to even the most complex questions. H...

A Guide to Purchasing Life Insurance

Bolster your estate plan with one of these three life insurance policies. Life insurance policies are designed to provide financial support for your...
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GENERAL LITIGATION

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REAL ESTATE

The Pros and Cons of Renting vs. Buying

How to Decide Whether Renting or Buying Is Right for You You’ve been renting for years and saving up your money, and now you’re ready to think about...

The True Cost of Buying a Fixer Upper

What it really means to take on a rehab Buying a “fixer upper” home is a growing trend, thanks in large part to popular shows (like the aptly-named H...

Getting Approved for a Mortgage

5 Ways to Guarantee Your Loan House-hunting before you’ve secured a mortgage is a recipe for heartbreak. Prospective homeowners often apply for a mor...

6 Mistakes Most Home Buyers Make

Avoid These Top Home Buying Regrets A home is probably the largest purchase you will ever make in your life. Yet, according to NerdWallet, half of ho...

The Value of a Broker’s Commission

What You Get From Working with a Real Estate Broker When selling your home, it can be tempting to do it yourself. It’s hard to give up 6% commission–...

5 Tips for Real Estate Brokers

How to work with a real estate attorney to make sure your transaction runs smoothly The world of real estate is fluid and oftentimes complex. As a br...

5 Signs You’re Ready to Buy a Home

How to know it’s time to make a real estate purchase There comes a time when you’ve had enough with renting and you’re ready to buy your first proper...

Finding the Right Real Estate Attorney

What to know before hiring a real estate attorney A qualified real estate attorney is an essential element of a successful real estate transaction, e...
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