A Guide to Illinois Authority Documents

  • Wed, July 15, 2020
  • 8:15 AM - 9:30 AM
  • Webinar


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A Guide to Illinois Authority Documents


Richard F. Bales

MCLE approved for 1-hour credit

Registration is free for IRELA Members

Non-Members* ~ $50

Program Description

Title to Illinois real estate can be held by any one of a myriad of different entities. This means that there is also a myriad of different underwriting requirements relative to the execution of deeds or mortgages by these entities. These requirements are scattered throughout the Illinois Compiled Statutes.

Dick Bales has put together a comprehensive guide to all of these so-called “authority documents”—the various documentation that an attorney and title company need to review in order to underwrite the conveyance or mortgage of Illinois land by entities as common as corporations and as unusual as unincorporated associations.

Virtually every sentence in Bales’ materials is reinforced to a citation to either a statute or to case law.

Attendees will have access to a downloadable copy of the guide.

Richard F. Bales has worked in the title insurance industry since 1977.  He graduated from Illinois College in Jacksonville in 1973.  He received his juris doctorate degree from Northern Illinois University (NIU) in 1983 and is admitted to practice law in Illinois. He is currently employed as an underwriter in the Naperville office of Proper Title.

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