The Trusted Adviser

January 2017 | Volume 10 - Number 1

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Don't Fall Victim to Wire Fraud Schemes

URGENT: Updated January 11, 2017

Christine Sparks photoFraudsters continue to target real estate attorneys and real estate transactions by trying to divert seller’s proceeds or borrower’s funds from the rightful account into the fraudster’s account. The results can be devastating. Protect yourself and your clients by implementing the following precautions. Read more...

Christine Sparks
ATG Vice President and Managing Attorney

ATG MEMBER AGENTS | Underwriters' Bulletin

Hot Topic

ATG Wisconsin Agents: ATG Trust Company: Change in Wisconsin Starker Exchange Fee As of January 1, 2017, the one-time fee for initiating a §1031 Tax-Deferred (Starker) Exchange in Wisconsin is $750.

ATTORNEYS | Practice Notes

Real Estate and Title News

Reminder: Increase in Recording Fees - DeKalb County, Illinois — Fee change effective January 1, 2017.

IN THE NEWS | General Assembly Swearing In, Lunch and Learn, ATG Holiday Calendar

Illinois' 100th General Assembly Swearing-in Ceremony

Aurora Austriaco, Peter Birnbaum with John Cullerton, President of the Illinois Senate

How to Assemble Your Client's Closing Figures — January hands-on training on closing documents a success.

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ATG Corporate Holiday Calendar — Please note that ATG has expanded its holiday schedule to include all Federal holidays.

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