Banking Law Roundup SharpThinking No. 173    Perspectives On Developments In The Law From Sharp-Hundley, P.C.      October 2019 Refi Mortgage Can Take Priority Of Prior Mortgage                                         By John T. Hundley, John@sharp-hundley.com, 618-242-0200 A mortgage…

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Litigation Law Roundup Sharp Thinking No. 171    Perspectives on Developments in the Law from Sharp-Hundley, P.C.    August 2019 Layman May Not Open Decedent’s Estate Without Lawyer A layman may not represent the legal interests of a decedent’s estate, the majority of a panel in the Appellate Court in Chicago has held. Ruling in…

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A mortgage made by an entity that lacked authorization to conduct such business under the Residential Mortgage License Act (205 ILCS 635) is void as against public policy, a panel in the Appellate Court’s Second District has held.

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