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James B. Spina

Practice areas:

Real Estate, Wills & Living Wills, Estate Planning

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About Me

Licensed in Illinois in 1979, much of my law practice is in real estate, closing home sales and purchases. I handle many distressed property transactions, such as short sales and sales out of foreclosure, as well as the transfer of deceased relatives’ houses without probate or otherwise. I also prepare many wills, trusts, living wills, health care powers of attorney, and other documents.

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Practice Areas

Licensed since 1979

  1. Real Estate: 65%
    36 years, 1 thousand cases
  2. Wills & Living Wills: 25%
    36 years, 500 cases
  3. Estate Planning: 10%
    36 years, 500 cases

Payment

Fees:

Fixed (Sometimes), Free Consultation (30 minutes)

Payment Types:

Cash, Check

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Contact Info

Law Offices of James B. Spina, Ltd.

18141 Dixie Highway
Suite 108
Homewood, IL, 60430

Resume

License

StateStatusAcquiredUpdated
ILActive And Authorized To Practice Law197908/17/2015

Professional Misconduct

We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.

Avvo Contributions

Legal Answers

Work Experience

TitleCompany NameDuration
Adjunct ProfessorWestwood College2011 - Present
General CounselArctic Ice Cream Inc.2008 - 2009
Director, General CounselSecurity Dynamics1999 - 2007
Ordinance Court Aministrative JudgeVillage of Steger, Illinois1985 - 1986
CounselSteger Police Pension Fund1983 - 1987
CounselBloom Township Democratic Organization1980 - 1982
Trustee, Director, CounselUniversal Health Services1979 - 2007

Associations

Association NamePosition NameDuration
Illinois Real Estate Lawyers AssociationMember2005 - Present
Illinois State Bar AssociationMember, Real Estate/Estate Planning Section Member1979 - Present

Publications

Publication NameTitleDate
ChicagoArea RealtorsNotes for Home Buyers (Illinois)N/A
Chicago-Area RealtorsNotes for Home Sellers (Illinois)N/A
Chicago-Area RealtorsDo I Really Need a Lawyer to Buy or Sell a House? (Illinois)N/A
Chicago-Area RealtorsA Few Suggestions for Showing Your HouseN/A
Chicago-Area RealtorsWhy Do I Need A Will?N/A
Chicago-Area RealtorsThoughts on a Basic WillN/A
Chicago-Area RealtorsWhat is a Power of Attorney for Health Care?N/A

Education

School NameMajorDegreeGraduated
Millikin UniversityEconomics and Finance, Communications, ReligionBachelor of Science1975

Speaking Engagements

Conference NameTitleDate
First Time Home Buyers' SeminarBuying a Home, Legal Dos, Donts, and Pitfalls2007
First Time Home Buyers' SeminarBuying a Home, Legal Dos, Donts, and Pitfalls2006
First Time Home Buyers' SeminarBuying a Home, Legal Dos, Donts, and Pitfalls2005
Selling or Buying a Home in Olympia FieldsForeclosures, predatory lending2004
First Time Home Buyers' SeminarBuying a Home, Legal Dos, Donts, and Pitfalls2004
First Time Home Buyers' SeminarBuying a Home, Legal Dos, Donts, and Pitfalls2003
First Time Home Buyers' SeminarBuying a Home, Legal Dos, Donts, and Pitfalls2002
First Time Home Buyers' SeminarBuying a Home, Legal Dos, Donts, and Pitfalls2001