Carlson Dash Digest – October 2014



The Carlson Dash Digest

October 2014 / Vol. I

Carlson Dash is pleased to present the first issue of its monthly legal news you can use newsletter! Our goal is to provide practical, relevant and topical content to our clients and peers. Because we want this newsletter to be something you look forward to each month and use as a practical resource, reader feedback is encouraged. If there is a topic that interests you that has not been covered, drop us a line and we will be sure to cover it in a future issue, or offline.

October Topics

  • Sole Proprietorship to S-Corp: Choosing What Works for You (Part 1)
  • Lender Liability: “Public Accommodations” in Non-Residential Foreclosures
  • Wisconsin: Payoff Statements and Security Satisfaction

Growing to Meet Your Needs! 

Jeffrey Altshul and David Kabat have recently joined Carlson Dash. Jeff’s practice focuses on financial transactions and litigation matters representing commercial banks, corporate finance companies, hedge funds, investors, agents and creditors locally and nationally. David focuses his practice on construction and real estate law, commercial litigation and creditors’ rights.

IMN’s 4th Annual
Bank & Financial Institutions Special Assets
Executive Conference on Real Estate Workouts (Midwest)
Carlson Dash was proud to sponsor IMN’s 4th Annual Bank & Financial Institutions Special Assets Executive Conference on Real Estate Workouts (Midwest) last month in Chicago. The firm’s managing partner, Kurt M. Carlson, was a panelist in the session titled Litigation & Defense Lesson Learned: What a Workout Officer Needs to Know.
IMN was founded in 1994 and is a global organizer of institutional finance, investment and healthcare IT conferences. According to their website, hallmarks of an IMN conference are a quality and rigorously vetted speaking faculty, interactive panel discussion and a balanced audience composition which facilitates excellent networking opportunities. For more information on IMN please visit IMN’s website.

Lawyers Lend-A-Hand to Youth’s
11th Annual My Hero Awards

On September 16, 2014, the 11th Annual My Hero Awards ceremony was held by Lawyers Lend-A-Hand to Youth. This event is an annual celebration honoring lawyers, judges, law firms, and businesses who have demonstrated a commitment to community service and mentoring. The chair of this year’s event was our very own, Autumn L. Sharp. Autumn is also a past recipient of a My Hero Award (2011) in recognition for her work with Cabrini Connections as a mentor/tutor.

The audience gathered to honor the success of this year’s honorees and included many heroes, including celebrated broadcaster and author Merri Dee, along with lawyers, federal and state court judges and other prominent Chicagoans who have all served as mentors and inspirations to youth throughout the metropolitan area.

Carlson Dash would like to congratulate this year’s My Hero Award recipients:

  • Steve J. Gavin – Making a Difference Award
  • US Equities Realty, LLC – Corporate Partnership of the Year Award
  • Hon. Timothy C. Evans – Judge Marovitz Mentoring Award

Thank you for your commitment to the importance of mentoring and ensuring that all youth in Chicago have the opportunity to succeed!

For more information on this year’s honorees and Lawyers Lend-A-Hand to Youth please visit Lawyers Lend-A-Hand’s website.

Sole Proprietorship to S-Corp: Choosing What Works for You (Part 1)

You’re following your dreams and you’re starting your own business. Should you form a sole proprietorship, an S-Corp, an LLC or one of several other available formation entities? Which choice is best for you?
Lender Liability “Public Accommodations” in Non-Residential Foreclosures
Under the Americans with Disabilities Act, a lender that acquires ownership of real estate through foreclosure is required to provide goods, services and access to people with disabilities. Are you in compliance?
Wisconsin: Payoff Statements and Security Satisfaction

Wisconsin banks and other lenders now have to meet a borrower’s request for a payoff statement and file evidence of satisfaction of a security instrument within a limited period of time. What should you do to avoid penalties for non-compliance?




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