Claimed Lawyer ProfileQ&A
- Construction Law
- Business Law
- Real Estate Law
- Insurance Claims
- Insurance Defense
- Legal Malpractice
- Personal Injury
- Free Consultation
- Credit Cards Accepted
- Contingent Fees
Jurisdictions Admitted to Practice
- 7th Circuit
- United States District Court Northern District of Illinois
- English: Spoken, Written
- Attorney / Managing Partner
- Shipley Law Group Ltd.
- Northern Illinois University
- J.D. (1978) | Law
- Activities: Member, Student Government
- University of Illinois - Urbana-Champaign
- B.A. (1975) | History
- University of Illinois - Chicago
- AV Preeminent
- Martindale-Hubbel Lawyers Service
- Peer Rated for Highest Level of Professional Excellence
- Construction Lawyers Society of America
- Invitation-only, selective and limited membership international association of the world’s best construction lawyers.
- Illinois State Bar
- - Current
Articles & Publications
- Commercial General Liability Insurance in the Age of Covid-19
- Illinois State Bar Association Insurance Newsletter
- Contracts:The Basics
- Building Entrepreneur Magazine
- Commercial General Liability Insurance , ISBA Insurance Section Council Seminar , Chicago
- ADR and Joint Venture Agreements , Construction Industry Conference , Chicago, Illinois
- Private Engagement Counseling , Construction Industry Conference
- Certified Mediator and Panel Arbitrator
- American Arbitration Association
Websites & Blogs
- Shipley Law Group Web Site
25 Questions Answered
- Q. Do I have to go to court to enter into a restitution agreement?
- A: Your description suggests you took something without permission and have reached an agreement with the owner of the property. An agreement can be prepared and signed which confirms the agreement to repay the money. The agreement should also include the property owner releasing any claims that they may have had against you once the payment has been made.
- Q. Unmarried couple purchasing a house, both names to be on deed, one person's name on loan, any advice?
- A: If only your name is on the mortgage, then you are the only individual obligated to pay that obligation. If title to the property is in both of your names, your girlfriend will remain in title (an owner) even though she is not a signatory to the mortgage. If there is a default on the mortgage, the lender would then be able to foreclose and assuming the lender was successful, take title to the property. My recommendation is that either both of your are on the deed and mortgage or if you are the only individual taking out the mortgage that title to the property (deed) only be in your name. You would always be free to add your girlfriend's name to the title in the future if that was your preference.
- Q. I live in Illinois subsidized housing. I am disabled and live in an apartment. We are being told we can't have visitors.
- A: I would recommend you review the terms of your lease to determine if there are any restrictions. Additionally, are there building rules/regulations which apply. Alghough due to COVID many buildings are adjusting their normal procedures, access to an individual's unit should not be restricted.
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