September 2010 | Volume 3 • Number 8
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Update from ATG Administration
The Premier Legal Education Event of the Year:
The Emerging Role of the Real Estate Lawyer after the Mortgage Meltdown
November 18, 2010 | The UBS Tower | Chicago
8:30 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.
Each year, ATG hosts the Harold I. Levine Real Estate Institute to honor our great friend and mentor by bringing together guest speakers to discuss critical issues for real estate attorneys. It was Harold's life philosophy to enlighten attorneys to benefit their clients, society, and the bar.

This year's Institute gathers nationally-known speakers to discuss how lawyers can meet the challenges resulting from the crisis in the financial and housing industries and more... read more

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Don't miss this opportunity to explore the role attorneys and title agents will play in this new market from speakers who are at the heart of these issues. I look forward to seeing you there!

Peter J. Birnbaum
President and CEO



ATG MEMBERS | Member Events
ATG Members: Save These Dates!
Harold I. Levine Real Estate Institute
November 18 | 8:30 a.m. — 4:30 p.m.
Annual Shareholders' Meeting/CEO Update
November 18 | Immediately following above
ATG Holiday Reception (It's back!)
December 16, 2010 | 6:30 &€“ 10:30 p.m.

Watch your mail and e-mail for details



ATTORNEYS | Practice Notes
Title Insurance
House Bill 5409 — Provides specific guidelines for title insurance companies and title insurance agents who wish to act as escrow agents for both residential and nonresidential property closings... read more
Trusts; Wills
PL 6-2010 — This Act contains a plethora of new and amended sections dealing with probate in the Indiana Code... read more
Homestead Exemptions
2009 Wisconsin Act 80 — This new Wisconsin legislation increases the value of the allowable exemption in various types of property... read more



OF NOTE | Newsworthy Members and Staff
staffer photo Michael Moore, President, NLT Title | Attorneys&€™ Title Guaranty Fund, Inc. (ATG) is pleased to announce that veteran employee Michael Moore is the new President of NLT Title, LLC, a subsidiary of ATG. "Mike's long-term history with ATG, broad experience in every one of our production departments, excellent relationship with ATG members and others in our business, and management expertise make him the perfect person for this position," said ATG President and CEO, Peter J. Birnbaum. Mike will begin his new position at NLT effective October 1, 2010... read more



IN THE NEWS | ATG Hosts Homeowner Events, Opens New Closing Locations
Last 2010 Events Scheduled in Northern Illinois
ATG continues its partnership with the City of Chicago and Neighborhood Housing Services to offer a series of free events to help distressed homeowners apply for loan modifications under the Federal government's HAMP program. These October dates are the last for 2010:
  • Keep Your Home:
    Saturday, October 2 | Hemmens Cultural Center, Elgin
  • Fix Your Mortgage:
    Saturday, October 16 | Westinghouse College Prep High School, Chicago
Volunteers Needed --- Lawyers and support staff, especially those fluent in Spanish. Volunteer Now if you'd like to help.
Recent Fix Your Mortgage Event a Success | More than 450 families at risk of foreclosure received free assistance completing and submitting loan modification applications at the fifth of six Chicago Fix Your Mortgage foreclosure prevention events, Saturday, August 21, at Northside College Prep High School, Chicago.
Homeowners received professional help and guidance from approximately 130 volunteer HUD-certified counselors, real estate attorneys, and other volunteers. Thank you to all our volunteers! To view photos, click here and use the password fym2010.

ATG Opens Skokie Office, Adds Two Closing Locations
Effective September 28, 2010, ATG's Chicago Northside (Cicero and Peterson) office closed. That locale is being served by ATG&€™s new office:
5215 Old Orchard Road, Suite 360
Skokie, IL 60077-1042
Phone: 847.966.9560
Fax: 847.966.9567

In addition, we offer two additional closing facilities in the Chicago area to give our members and their clients more convenient options:
Chicago (Northwest)
7819 West Lawrence Avenue
Norridge, IL 60706-3211
Phone: 708.453.7700
Fax: 708.753.7702

Orland Park
15418 South Harlem Avenue
Orland Park, IL 60462-4333
Phone: 708.614.7777
Fax: 708.614.7772

These offices are staffed only for scheduled closings. See a complete list of ATG closing offices. To check availability, please contact ATG Closing Services, 312.372.1585.



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