Important New Restrictions for Suburban Landlords

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Suburban Landlor restrictions

The new “Cook County Residential Tenant and Landlord Ordinance” creates hidden pitfalls that all existing landlords, as well as purchasers of multi-units in Cook County (except for Chicago, Evanston and other municipalities with home-rule landlord tenant ordinances), would do well to learn and avoid.

Eviction Moratorium Update

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Governor Pritzker has again extended the eviction moratorium in Illinois through April 3, 2021. As has been the case over the past few months, Illinois landlords can only initiate the eviction process if: (1) a tenant poses a “direct threat to the health and safety of other tenants or is an immediate and severe risk to the Property” or (2) the tenant is not a “Covered Person” as defined under Governor Pritzker’s Executive Order. 

Another big win!

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Erwin Law, led by senior litigation partner Dan Hawkins, prevailed in a hard fought matter in Cook County’s Law Division. A creditor, represented by a large, well respected Chicago firm. sought a personal judgment against our clients. The creditor had credit bid the full amount of its judgment at a judicial sale, which should have… 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.  

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!

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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.”

Another favorable outcome achieved for a client.

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James Erwin successfully procured repayment of a loan of over $340,000 from an out-of-state borrower that was years in default and had been ignoring the lender’s demands. With a strategic approach aligned with our client’s objectives, Erwin Law avoided litigation while still getting the debtor to repay the entire loan.

We’re On the Air…

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with our first-ever radio spots — now playing on WFMT – 98.7 FM! Listen for us during morning drive time, Mondays through Fridays.