August 29, 2017

A good purchase and sale contract is like a road map for the real estate transaction.  The contract will articulate the business terms clearly and will lay out all of the steps of the transaction in straightforward language.  This is important because the parties will...

March 29, 2015

An article appeared in Bloomberg News within the last year that highlighted the complexities of the conservation easement tax break.  Both the conservation easement and the related tax incentives are sophisticated real estate and tax matters subject to regular debate b...

November 25, 2014

This article appeared last week in my Sports, Business & the Law column in the Chicago Daily Law Bulletin.  Here is the link to the article on the CDLB website.  A subscription is required, but a free trial subscription is available.

 

In the mid-90’s, I was th...

September 23, 2014

This article appeared last week in my Sports, Business & the Law column in the Chicago Daily Law Bulletin.  Here is the link to the article on the CDLB website.  A subscription is required, but a free trial subscription is available.

 

When the Ricketts bought...

June 30, 2014

I have had the opportunity over the past several years to visit a few classic Southern hunting plantations.  With a suburban Chicago upbringing, I had not been particularly exposed to Southern landscapes, but my wife from coastal Georgia soon changed that.

A Southern hu...

June 12, 2014

SAVE THE DATE

 

33nd Annual Illinois Ducks Unlimited Banquet,

Downtown Chicago Chapter

Thursday, August 7, 2014

Doors Open At 6:00 pm • Dinner Starts At 7:00 pm

 

Gibson’s Bar and Steak House

1028 N Rush St. • Chicago, IL 60611

 

Single $150 • Greenwing (Youth) $65 • Couple  $26...

May 20, 2014

A recent article in Bloomberg news highlights the complexities of the conservation easement tax break.  Both the conservation easement and the related tax incentives are sophisticated real estate and tax matters subject to regular debate by landowners, land trusts, and...

May 9, 2014

The following is a reprint from Field Sport Concepts, Ltd. affiliate Ed Belak, founder of Global Sporting Advisors, LLC (www.globalsportingadvisors.us). It highlights GSA’s approach to land valuation associated with hunting and angling real estate as well as hunting an...

December 24, 2013

I recently submitted a topic proposal to the Urban Land Institute for its upcoming conference.  The submittal is posted on the ULI's website here.

 

This is a brief summary of the proposed presentation:

 

A unique combination is in the works for real estate: (a) Younger fa...

November 20, 2013

A recent article in Bloomberg news highlights the complexities of the conservation easement tax break.  Both the conservation easement and the related tax incentives are sophisticated real estate and tax matters subject to regular debate by landowners, land trusts, and...

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