Podcasts

Finding Home: Everything You Need to Know - and do - for Home Buying Success

More and more young people have decided to become home owners and are beginning the multi-step process of finding and buying their first home. In this podcast, real estate attorney Kelly Anderson is joined by author Michael Trickey to discuss how to succeed in the home buying process. The discussion centers around Mr. Trickey’s book “Finding Home: Everything You Need to Know – And Do – For Home Buying Success.” Anderson and Trickey answer a multitude of questions that first time home buyers ask and explain the importance of using real estate professionals at appropriate points in the process.

  • financial foundation
  • affordability
  • housing needs and wants
  • location choice hierarchy
  • online home search sites
  • realtor
  • contract contingencies
  • home inspection

Land Trusts: Why Use Them?

There are a host of ways to hold title to real estate. But depending on the circumstances – some are better than others. Illinois is one of just a handful of states that actually has a statute on record addressing land trusts. But what are they and why use one? Listen in, as attorney Kelly Anderson answers these questions and more.

  • land trust
  • investment property
  • privacy of ownership
  • trustees
  • property transfer

Felony vs Misdemeanor Charges: A Discussion.

In this podcast, defense attorney James Doerr focuses on the similarities and differences in the nature of misdemeanor versus felony charges; different focuses of representation, charging differences, procedures, evidentiary (discovery) differences, negotiation tactics etc.

  • felony
  • misdemeanor
  • evidentiary
  • discovery

Ticket Prices: Scalper vs. Broker

We recently saw record breaking Chicago Cubs ticket prices for the LONG awaited 2016 World Series. That raises the question: Do you know who you can buy tickets from? In this podcast, attorney Heidi Kuffel discusses the Ticket Sale and Resale Act - how it effects both brokers and scalpers in Illinois, and the penalties they will face if they don’t comply. Understanding this Act will also protect potential ticket buyers when the box office is sold out.

  • scalping
  • broker
  • ticket prices
  • ticket sale and resale act
  • box office

Estate Planning for a Second Marriage – Part II

If you or a family member are lucky enough to find love again after death or divorce, estate planning issues can be more complicated than they seem. Listen in, as Attorneys Heather Walser and Amil Alkass explain everything you need to know about planning your estate for a future second (or more) relationship or marriage.

  • estate planning
  • second marriage
  • divorce
  • step-children

Guardianship Basics

What happens when you or a loved one can no longer make financial and healthcare decisions on their own behalf and they don’t have a Power of Attorney for Property and/or Healthcare? A judge can choose an individual to make these critical decisions on behalf of an adult with a disability. In this podcast, attorney Michael Roth discusses the different types of guardianship, and the players and process involved.

  • guardianship
  • Illinois
  • plenary
  • estate
  • person
  • guardian ad litem
  • alleged disabled adult

Finding the Right Buyer

Many business sale structures require careful selection of the right buyer for your business. Just finding someone who has the ability to pay the purchase price is often not enough to ensure the transaction is a success. In this podcast, attorney James Voigt explains the important areas of concern in ensuring not only a successful transaction, but the legacy of your business as well.

  • exit planning
  • succession planning
  • small business
  • mergers and acquisitions
  • earn out
  • seller financing

Direct and Cross Examinations

During this podcast, attorney Matthew Sheahin, who has over 19 years of litigation experience and a proven track record, explores the necessity and technique of a good direct and cross examination.

  • direct examination
  • cross examination
  • deposition
  • trial

Pretrial Motions – An Introduction

This podcast focuses on some of the various pretrial motions commonly used in criminal cases as well as the importance of getting pretrial motions filed early on in the case. Attorney James Doerr highlights the importance of getting an attorney involved at the inception of the case.

  • motion for substitution of judge
  • motion for reduction of bail
  • motion to suppress statements
  • motion to suppress confession
  • motion to suppress evidence
  • motion to suppress lineup identification
  • joinder
  • severance
  • change of venue
  • speedy trial demand

Estate Planning for a Second (or More) Marriage

If you or a family member are lucky enough to find love again after death or divorce, estate planning issues can be more complicated than they seem. Listen in, as Attorney Heather Walser explains everything you need to know about planning your estate for a future second (or more) relationship or marriage.

  • estate planning
  • second marriage
  • divorce
  • step-children

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