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LCPIA meets on the 2nd Tuesday of each month.

There are up to two Featured Business Member (FBM) presentations per meeting. FBM presentations are limited to ten-minutes each.


Meeting Registration, Food Service and Networking 6 - 6:30 P.M. Meeting begins at 6:30 P.M.


Free admission to members; $15.00 for non-members.

No advance registration required; pay at the door. Your RSVP on meetup is appreciated to help gauge attendance.


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April 11

Common Landlord Mistakes
and How to Avoid Them

Verella Osborne - Legal Document Management, Inc.


Verella will share with our members how the state and federal Fair Housing Laws affect the rental and management policies of Lake County landlords and will stress the practical aspects of processing applications and drafting leases to ensure compliance. Verella will lead us through a review of the preferred lease provisions to help us improve enforcement of management policies and expedite evictions, when necessary: waiver of notice, air b&b, medical marijuana, smoking and  BBQ policies, mold prevention, etc.  Many of these provisions are not included in most leases.  She will also share with us the current required state and federal lease disclosures and update us on pending Illinois legislation impacting landlords.


Verella Osborne is President and CEO of Legal Document Management, Inc., a legal support service she founded in 1982 as the first volume forcible (eviction) processing service for attorneys.   “Legal Docs” has since expanded to provide comprehensive law clerking and contract private investigative and process services to the legal profession.  Verella is a Canadian citizen who came to the U.S. with the Canadian Foreign Service, when she was posted to New York with the Canadian Mission to the United Nations.  She became the second female Investigator with United Nations Security in 1969 and, after moving to Chicago in the mid-70’s, became co-owner of Osborne Realty Company.   Verella is a member of the National Association of Women Business Owners, the National Association of Professional Process Servers and is a former co-host of the cable TV show, “Law Talk”.  As a committed advocate of landlords’ rights, she assisted in drafting the Chicago Landlord Training Manual at the request of the Mayor’s Office, is a frequent speaker at property owners’ associations and government agencies on landlord-tenant matters and has conducted eviction training sessions for various agencies, including the City of Chicago Landlord Training Program, Chicago Law Department, Chicago Housing Authority, Community Investment Corporation, Chicago Property Owners Association, West Suburban Landlords Association, South Suburban Realtors Association, Chicago Creative Investment Association, Edgewater Uptown Builders Association, Lake County Property Owners Association, Evanston Property Owners Association, Rogers Park Builders Group and  Illinois Rental Property Owners Association.


Monday, May 8

Lou Manfredini

WGN AM 720 Radio’s Mr. Fix-It &
host of
Housesmarts on WGNTV


Monday, May 8  •  6:30 PM


Since 1995, Lou has developed a loyal following who’ve grown to rely upon his entertaining mix of practical, useful and valuable home improvement advice.

June 13

Purchasing Tax Deeds
for Big Profits

Emmett McCarthy and John Stanko

Flamm Teibloom Stanko & McCarthy Ltd.


Emmett McCarthy was born on the south side of Chicago and attended Mt. Carmel High School. He graduated from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign with a Bachelor’s degree in Biology and received his Juris Doctor from DePaul University College of Law. While at DePaul, Emmett received the CALI Award for Legal Ethics and was an Editor for the DePaul Environmental Law Digest. He has spoken at seminars for the Illinois Trial Lawyers Association and the Chicago Bar Association. He is past Chair of the Real Estate Taxation Committee and the Tax Sale and Tax Deed Subcommittee of the Chicago Bar Association, and has also served as Legislative Liaison for those committees. Emmett joined the firm in 2002 and has been a partner since 2007. He has been selected as a “Rising Star” by Super Lawyers.


Emmett’s primary practice areas are real estate tax sales and tax deeds, real estate tax sale certificate assignments, real estate tax redemption, indemnity fund claims, retroactive and alternative real estate tax relief, real estate tax exemptions, sheriff levy sales; medical malpractice and personal injury claims; business and real estate transactions and other areas of civil litigation. He has handled numerous Cook County Indemnity Fund cases involving residential, income, commercial and industrial properties and obtained judgments exceeding $1 million for owners, contract purchasers, heirs, and lien holders, including mortgage companies. Per Public Act 97-557 and Section 21-305 of the Property Tax Code, a petition for indemnity must be filed within 10 years after the date the tax deed was issued.


John Stanko graduated from St. John’s University (Collegeville, MN) in 1985 and The John Marshall Law School (Chicago) in 1988. He is a past Chair and legislative liaison of the Real Estate Taxation Committee of the Chicago Bar Association. John has written and has spoken at many seminars regarding real estate tax sales and tax deed proceedings for the Chicago Bar Association, Illinois Institute for Continuing Legal education and legal as well as financial institution platforms. John has been a court-appointed expert witness in litigation involving the Illinois Property Tax Code.


Before joining Flamm Teibloom Stanko & McCarthy Ltd., and becoming a partner, John spent 12 years as Corporate Counsel for two of the largest tax purchasers in Illinois, the last three years as Lead General Counsel. John has written legal opinion letters relating to the Illinois Property Tax Code for financial institutions and investors. John’s practice is concentrated in real estate taxation, tax sale, tax deed and indemnity litigation in addition to commercial and residential real estate transactions and real estate litigation.


John’s clientele in tax sale and tax deed litigation ranges from private investors to large corporate tax purchasers and servicing agents as well as private property owners, mortgage companies, banks, title companies and municipalities.

July 11

Saving on Energy Costs

Franklin Energy


Purchasing Strategy





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