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August 2021 | Volume 14 - Number 5

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Prepare for the Future of Your Law Practice with ATG

Essential Succession Planning for Attorneys Young and Old

Peter J. Birnbaum photoHaving just celebrated my 40th anniversary I find myself increasingly thinking about the important issues of succession planning and legacy. These concepts have equal application to the ATG leadership team and to our beloved ATG members.

Some of you have clear, well thought out succession plans. (The ones I personally love to see are those who bring their daughters or sons into the practice.) But many of you do not have a succession plan.

You are not alone; the law business is one of the few where a majority close their doors upon retirement.... Why not honor your success by finding a next-generation lawyer to carry the torch in support of your legacy? ATG can help: Read more...

Peter J. Birnbaum
ATG President and CEO

ATG AGENTS | Underwriters' Bulletin

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IMPORTANT – UPDATE: New Illinois Legislation Passed Regarding Remote Notarization — ATG Now Allows RIN, Not RON.

ATTORNEYS | Practice Notes

COVID-19 Updates

Effective Immediately: ATG COVID-19 Update #26: Masks Required in ATG Offices — The ATG Family of Companies continues to work to keep customers and employees healthy and safe while managing day-to-day operations under these unusual circumstances. See ATG COVID-19 Updates for notices, tutorials, and more.

Real Estate and Title Insurance News

Reminder: Niles Eliminating Pre-Inspections — Effective August 1, 2021.


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  • 9/15 | Back to Basics, Part 4: Probate, Intestacies, and Trusts | 1.50 MCLE in IL | Learn details and strategies for clearing title exceptions when you deal with closings that involve these conditions. Who Should Attend: ATG Illinois agents and their support staff. More Details/Register
  • 9/22 | Creating Your Legacy Practice, Session 1: Long-Term Succession Planning for Younger and Older Attorneys | 1.00 PR in IL; 1.00 Ethics applied for in WI | Learn from our guest speaker about law practice transition, including how to determine its value, selling or passing on your practice, and alternatives to those options. Who Should Attend: ATG Illinois Wisconsin agents and their support staff; Illinois and Wisconsin attorneys. More Details/Register

For full program lists, see Upcoming Programs and our OnDemand CLE catalog. Programs are FREE for all attendees.

AGENT AND CLIENT SERVICES | Cyber Crime and Wire Fraud Support

Our industry is under constant assault by criminal elements trying to steal closing funds, identities, and more. ATG provides downloads, notices, tutorials, and more to help you protect yourself from attacks and the damage left in their wake (learn more). And watch our latest video, ATG Fights Wire Fraud with CertifID.


ATG a Founding Donor of New ALTA Foundation | Good Deeds supports food banks, housing and mortgage assistance programs, more.
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Labor Day | ATG offices will be closed September 6 — see our 2021 holiday calendar.
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Demotech Reaffirms ATG's Top Rating in August 2021 | Achieved every year since 1995.
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Simplify Your Work — New CPL System | Quick solutions for ATG agents, lenders, and clients.
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