Podcasts

IRS Hires Private Debt Collection Agencies

In an attempt to increase government collection of taxes, the IRS has contracted with 4 Private Collection Agencies to have them assist in collection against taxpayers. In this podcast, attorney Tim Hughes explains how this affects taxpayers and what you should do if you are approached by a debt collection agency.

  • tax debt
  • collection agencies
  • hardship

Estate Planning in the Digital Age

As our lives become increasingly digital, it is important that our estate plans protect our digital assets. In this edition of Chicago’s Legal Latte, we are joined by Attorney Christopher Mackey who discusses how to ensure that your digital assets are properly addressed in your estate plan.

  • digital asset
  • estate plan
  • digital
  • power of attorney for property

Asylum in the United States

Asylum may be an appropriate form of protection under immigration laws for foreign nationals who are already in the United States and who have been or fear persecution on account of race, religion, nationality, and/or membership in a particular social group or political opinion. In this podcast, attorney Vishal Chhabria addresses many important particulars regarding the asylum process in the U.S.

  • USCIS form I-589
  • asylum
  • withholding of remove
  • convention against torture
  • refugee
  • work authorization
  • persecution
  • green card
  • EOIR
  • affirmative asylum
  • defensive asylum
  • deportation defense

Trademarks

In today’s business world, it is becoming more challenging than ever to differentiate one business from another. Investing in a trademark is a good way stand out. In this podcast, attorney Ted McGinn explains the process and the critical steps you must take in order to establish and protect a trademark.

  • trademark
  • Infringement
  • design
  • Servicemark

Sweet Victory: Attorneys’ Fees in Illinois

It is no secret that litigation can be expensive. In the United States, the traditional rule is that the parties to a lawsuit are responsible for paying their own attorney’s fees. If you want to file suit against someone for money damages, the last thing you want to do is spend more money on attorneys’ fees than the amount of money you may be awarded in a judgment. In this podcast, attorney Josh Pagan explains some of the ways you may be awarded your attorneys’ fees in Illinois.

  • attorneys’ fees
  • fee shifting provisions
  • prevailing party
  • statute
  • agreement

Keys to Dealing with a Business Bully

No one likes a bully, especially in business. Learn the tricks that business bullies use to get their way, and how to hold your ground. In this podcast, experienced business attorney James Voigt shares his methods for remaining professional when dealing with business bullies.

  • bully
  • small business
  • negotiation
  • dispute
  • litigation

Beginner’s Guide to Selling Your Home

When selling your home, you may be left with many questions. From accepting an offer, responding to home inspection issues, and scheduling the closing, a real estate attorney will be able to walk you through the entire process. In this podcast, attorney Chance Badertscher answers the most common questions from home sellers.

  • real estate
  • title insurance
  • property tax
  • transfer tax
  • real estate closing
  • survey
  • condo association
  • homeowners association

What To Do When You’ve Missed A Court Date

This podcast, with attorney James Doerr, focuses on how bonds are set in a criminal case and the general procedures followed when a defendant misses a court date.

  • arraignment dates
  • bond hearings
  • arrest warrant
  • bench warrant
  • no bond warrants
  • I-bonds
  • D-bonds
  • motions to quash
  • emergency motion call

Accord and Satisfaction

What happens when two parties dispute an amount due and the debtor tenders a check to the creditor which states that the check constitutes full satisfaction of the debt and the payee cashes the check with the limiting language? Attorney Jennifer Burt Tee answers this question and others regarding “Accord and Satisfaction.”

  • accord
  • satisfaction
  • Payment
  • check
  • creditor
  • debtor
  • contract
  • settlement
  • debt

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