February 5, 2018
By Joe Busnengo, Attorney At Law
Let’s face it. You were probably on your way to going somewhere with your spouse when a rather unpleasant thought popped into your mind:
“What if something happens to both of us unexpectedly during a trip or morning commute and we pass away? Who’s going to look after the kids? We talked about it but…what if? Shouldn’t we put something down on paper already?”
The answer is: Well, yes. Absolutely. You should put that down on paper – but not without some careful thought.» Read More
January 24, 2018
by Adam Gurney, Managing Partner
When renters in the city of Chicago are living in properties lost to foreclosure, there are specific protections put in place for them under the "Keep Chicago Renting Ordinance ("KCRO")."
What is KCRO and how might it apply to you if you’re a tenant or owner?
Let’s take a closer look together so you fully understand the implications of this ordinance, no matter which side of the owner-tenant relationship you’re on.» Read More
January 24, 2018
Guest Post from Tom Pierce, Audit and Tax Accountant
Ostrow Reisin Berk & Abrams, Ltd.
We’re entering a “busy season” for all CPAs, but this year is already bringing about a different kind of busy beyond tax return preparation. Thanks to the new tax bill that’s been passed in Washington, our firm is spending a lot of time answering questions from both homeowners and business owners – the most common is,“What does this tax reform really mean for me?”
That’s why I’d like to take some time to highlight the most important changes that may potentially impact you going forward.» Read More