Does government-mandated rent relief require just compensation under the takings clause?

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In the residential arena in particular, one common theme of debate has been the impassioned (and sometimes menacing) demands for rent relief in the form of “rent strikes,” and full-on rent forgiveness by landlords. Municipalities have, in varying forms, discussed, considered, even proposed laws requiring that landlords either forgive or defer rent collection. Not surprisingly, landlords have resisted – mainly citing their own mortgage, labor, tax, insurance and other operational costs.

How can I control real estate showings in the shadow of COVID-19?

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Over the course of the past week, we have fielded dozens of requests for clarification on how property owners and homeowner associations can protect themselves from exposure to COVID-19 in the context of real estate showings. Because of the critical importance that social distancing plays in avoiding catastrophic levels of infected citizens overwhelming our medical… Read more »

Our attorneys give (and get you) 110%

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While recently representing a contractor client in a mechanics lien claim, firm Partner Dan Hawkins came away with the best possible outcome: without having to even file a lawsuit, he recovered 100% of the client’s demand, including statutory interest – almost $70,000 – from the property owner.  

How can I protect my Development project from COVID-19?

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  The health and economic impacts of the Coronavirus epidemic will assuredly touch virtually every corner of the World before it is brought under control. And while the virus has many fearing for their health, it is casting a much longer and darker shadow over many sectors of our national and global economies. As voluntary… Read more »

Striking out in a new direction!

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Erwin Law is thrilled to have played a role in bringing our client’s incredible vision to life; from early stage review of a lease with option-to-purchase, to representation through acquisition of this mixed-use multi-family property.

Taking the Lead

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We’re proud to announce that our Founder Jim Erwin has joined the Northcenter Chamber Board, committed to help strengthen the vibrant Northcenter business community and promote the well-being of the neighborhood. You, too, can get involved with this dynamic and engaged community — call 773-525-3609 today!

TRANSACTION ATTORNEY

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If you’re a hands-on, service-forward Estate Planning and Real Estate law professional with 2-3 years’ experience, you thrive on challenge, and you have strong writing and presentation skills, Erwin Law wants to hear from you. 

LITIGATION ATTORNEY

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We have a rare opportunity for an entrepreneurial, service-forward Real Estate and Commercial Litigation Associate, ready to create his/her own future at our highly respected, roll-up-your-sleeves law firm.

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“Thanks to Dan for excellent representation … [and Jim] for taking this case in the first place, and for kindly walking me through a disorienting legal process the last several months. Your people and your clients are lucky to have you, and my family and I are grateful.”

How will legalized pot affect property owners?

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Important to owners, condominium associations, property managers and tenants, the law includes an amendment to the Illinois Condominium Property Act which allows condominium associations to place certain restrictions on the smoking of marijuana, both in common elements and in private units.