Steven B. Bashaw, P. C.     

  Providing Real Estate, Real Estate Litigation, Transactions

   and Mortgage Foreclosure services for 30 years.

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Speaking Engagements and Announcements Archive
This area of the site contains the list of previous announcements and speaking engagements with relevant links to organizations, handouts for the event, and presentation files if applicable.
This archive is no longer updated.  Please contact the webmaster for access to the development archive folder, which contains further speaking history.

April 2013

Steven B. Bashaw, P.C. was recognized in Western Suburban Living Magazine, April, 2013, as "Among the Best of the Best Attorneys " for Real Estate Litigation, and specifically in the area of Mortgage Foreclosure Defense. At the same time, Steve was acknowledged for being an "AV Preeminent Attorney" for 25 years by Martindale-Hubbell Peer Review Rating. An AV rating is exclusively for attorneys who have earned the Highest Possible rating as reviewed by fellow attorneys for expertise in their particular area of law.

January 26, 2013

Steve and Joe Fortunato presented the annual Harold I. Levine Real Estate Case Law Update to the DuPage County Bar Association at the Mega Meeting Seminar at the Hilton Hotel, Lisle, Illinois.

November 30, 2012

Steve and Joe Fortunato will present the annual Harold I. Levine Real Estate Case Law Update to the Real Estate Section Council of the Illinois State Bar Association as part of the continuing education Law Ed Series in Lombard , Illinois.

November 1, 2012

Steve and Joe Fortunato presented the annual Harold I. Levine Real Estate Case Law Update to the Illinois State Bar Association in Bloomington , Illinois as part of the Law Ed Series continuing education.

October 18, 2012

Steve addressed the Real Property class at Loyola Law School as a guest speaker on Mortgage Foreclosure and practicing law in that area.

June 13, 2012

Steve will be the Moderator at the Illinois Institute of Continuing Legal Education's day long seminar on "Mortgage Foreclosure, Short Sales and Distress Property: Latest Developments". The program will be held at the University of Illinois College of Business, 200 South Wacker Drive, Chicago, Illinois, and will feature attorneys presenting on the topics of The Illinois Supreme Court Mortgage Foreclosure Committee, Bankruptcy Issues Concerns and Strategies, Loan Modifications, Receiverships, Chapter 11 and Commercial Foreclosures, and Updates on Mortgage Foreclosure process and proceedings.

September, 2012

Steve will speak on mortgage foreclosure and related issues at the Illinois State Bar Association's Annual Solo and Small Firm Practice Seminar to be held at the Westin Northwest Chicago, September 13-15, 2012. This is the premier event for Illinois solo and small firm attorneys, and provides an intensive educational and networking opportunity. Steve's session on mortgage foreclosure will be on the Substantive Law Track.

April 27, 2012

The Illinois Supreme Court Mortgage Foreclosure Committee on the reform of the practice and procedure for foreclosures will convene a public meeting at the Bilandic Building, 160 North LaSalle Street, Chicago, Illinois, and Steve has been placed on the agenda to speak and offer comments on the proposals to the Illinois Supreme Court Rules Committee. The speakers on the agenda will be representing MERS, title companies, and a number of representatives of attorneys representing lenders in foreclosure, (Codilis, Pierce, Fisher, Noonan and Nevel), but Steve will be there to present the views of the defendants in foreclosure to the Supreme Court Committee.

January 9, 2012

Steve Bashaw participated in the taping of a panel discussion for the Illinois State Bar Association on "Responding to Foreclosure" on January 9, 2011. The half-hour program will be televised twice in March, 2012, as part of the ISBA public service program "Illinois Law", which airs every Tuesday at 10:00pm CST on Cable Access Channel 21 in the Chicago Area. Steve's discussion on the panel with his colleagues, Erica Minchella and Samuel Levine, attorneys who concentrate and routinely handle mortgage foreclosure cases, focused the foreclosure process, responding to a default, short sales, loan modifications and the timing of the foreclosure process.

October 21, 2011

Steve will present the 2011 Real Estate Case Law update at the Harold I. Levine Memorial Annual Case Law Update on October 21, 2011 at the Marriott Hotel & Conference Center in Bloomington, IL.  You can download a copy of this case law update here.

April & May, 2011

Steve appeared on two mortgage foreclosure programs that aired in April and May 2011. "Mortgage Foreclosures: The Early Stages" and "Mortgage Foreclosures: Litigation Process", two half-hour programs presented by Illinois Law, a cable production of the Illinois State Bar Association (ISBA), aired on Chicago Access Network Television. These programs are available for viewing online at http://iln.isba.org/blog/illinois-law-cable-program.

March 28, 2011

Steve presented the "Nuts and Bolts of Mortgage Foreclosure" at the Mortgage Foreclosure Defense Lawyers Association's continuing education meeting..

March 2, 2011

Steve addressed the Consumer Law Committee of the Chicago Bar Association on the topics of his articles on mortgage foreclosures that appeared in the Illinois Bar Journal.

October 15, 2010 and November 4, 2010

Steve will present the 2010 Real Estate Case Law update at the Harold I. Levine Memorial Annual Case Law Update on October 15, 2010 at the DoubleTree Hotel & Conference Center in Bloomington, IL, and again on November 4, 2010 at the Linder Conference Center in Lombard, Illinois.  You can download a copy of this case law update here..

October 19, 2010

Steve will participate in the John Marshall Law School Real Estate Industry Group Showcase on behalf of the Illinois State Bar Association. This is a gathering of real estate industry experts to discuss and chart the future of the real estate market and services environment in the near future.

March 26, 2010

On March 26, 2010, Kennedy King College in Chicago, Illinois, will present an exceptional continuing legal education program. Presented by national experts in the field, lawyers will learn how to handle foreclosures and learn the secrets of helping clients save properties and manage distressed residential and commercial assets. Steve Bashaw will join a panel of real estate, foreclosure and mortgage experts including Anthony L. Frink, Esq., Nina J. Fain, Esq and Frank Keldermans, Esq. to present "REBUILDING NEIGHBORHOODS: MANAGING FORECLOSURES AND DISTRESSED REAL ESTATE ASSETS".

March, 2010

Beginning in March, 2010, The Illinois Institute of Continuing Legal Education is serializing Steve's most recent update of "Mortgagors in Distress - Representing Defendants in Residential Foreclosure". The the First of Five Parts covers an Introduction, a Practical Approach for practicing attorneys, and the Client Interview. The Second Part will cover Defenses such as Reinstatement, analyzing the Pleadings, Standing (a 'hot topic'), Circumstances of the Loan and Default, and Discovery. The Third Part will present Alternatives to Foreclosure (Deed in Lieu, Consent Judgments, Short Sales and Modifications). The Fourth Part, entitled "Tricks of the Trade - Some cases of Note" will discuss Late Charges, Foreclosure Expenses and Attorneys Fees, Jurisdiction, Prove-up and Summary Judgment. The Fifth Part will cover Redemptions, Confirmation of Sales and Possession, and Third Party Bidder issues. The materials can be accessed at http://www.iicle.com (follow the menu to "Resources", "Flashpoints and Articles" after March 3, 2010.

February 19, 2010

Steve will present the Annual Case Law Update at the Illinois Institute of Continuing Legal Education's 6th Annual Real Estate Short Course to be convened on February 19, 2010 at the Wojcik Conference Center at Harper College, Palatine, Illinois.

February 1, 2010

Steve participated as a panelist, together with Judge Jesse Reyes and Samuel H. Levine, on the Illinois State Bar Association public service taping and production of "Avoiding and Defending Mortgage Foreclosures". The half-hour show will air on CAN-TV Cable Channel 21 at 10:00, on Tuesdays, February 16, March 2 and March 16.

October 20, 2009

Steve will present the 2009 Real Estate Case Law update at the Harold I. Levine Memorial Annual Case Law Update at the Linder Conference Center in Lombard, Illinois on October 20, 2009.  You can download a copy of this case law update here.
Note: The materials will be presented by the ISBA at the Doubletree Hotel Conference Center in Bloomington, Illinois on November 2, 2009 as well.

July 25, 2008

Lorman Educational Services will present a continuing education seminar "Foreclosure and Repossession in Illinois" in Naperville, IL, on July 25, 2008.  For more details, please see the seminar brochure (draft) by clicking here.

April 24, 2008

The Illinois State Bar Association Real Estate Section Council will present a continuing legal education seminar "Mortgagors in Distress" on April 24, 2008 in Springfield, Illinois and on May 1, 2008 in Lombard, Illinois.  This day long seminar will provide presentations to lawyers covering a review of the Illinois Mortgage Foreclosure Law , Mortgage Foreclosure Defense, Alternatives to Foreclosure, Statutes Affecting Mortgagors, Purchasing at Foreclosure Sales, Commercial Foreclosures and Mortgage Rescue Fraud.  Steve will participate in the program as a presenter and panel member.

April 5, 2008

Steve will present the Real Estate Case Law update at the DuPage County Bar Association annual "Mega Meeting" at the Lisle/Naperville Hilton Hotel.  You can download a copy of this case law update here.

March 18, 2008

The Northwest Suburban Bar Association continuing legal education seminar on March 18, 2008, at the District 214 Educational Center in Arlington Heights, Illinois. At 5:45 pm, Steve will present the Harold I. Levine Memorial Real Estate Case Law Update (download here).

January 16, 2008

February 20, 2008

March 19, 2008

and continuing monthly

The Circuit Court of DuPage, County Foreclosure Consumer Program. This program occurs once each month pursuant to the request of the Chief Judge. Steve Bashaw, together with Patrick Williams and Kent Gaertner, present a consumer's view of foreclosure and bankruptcy for pro-se litigants at the DuPage County Bar Association seminar room, 5:30pm - 7:00pm.

February 21, 2008

Steve will participate in the DuPage Bar Association "Foreclosure Information Seminar" panel discussion at the DuPage Bar Center in Wheaton, Illinois. The program is a response to the extraordinary increase in number of foreclosure cases filed in DuPage County, and focuses on explaining the foreclosure process to consumers and pro se defendants.

February 13-14, 2008

On February 13 & 14, 2008, the Illinois Institute of Continuing Education will present the 4th Annual Real Estate Short Courts at the Hilton, Lisle, Illinois covering a significant number of practice areas relating to real estate law. As in the past, Steve Bashaw will open the two day course with the real estate caselaw update presenting the last year's appellate decisions that will be of interest to attorneys practicing real estate law in its many aspects.

May 9, 2007

Steve will present the cases and commentary on attorney's modification of real estate contracts at the Chicago Title Real Estate Seminar, "Clearing Your Way to Closing". The seminar will be held at Maggiano's Little Italy in Oak Brook Center from 9:00 am to 3:00 pm and include a variety of speakers on topics of interest to lawyers in real estate transactions. Steve's materials will include cases in the area of attorney modifications as well as articles on this timely and sometimes volatile topic.

February 6-7, 2007

Steve will deliver the Real Estate Case Law Update to the Illinois Institute of Continuing Legal Education's two day Real Estate Symposium on February 6-7, 2007.  The Symposium, is being offered for the third year, and  gathers Illinois Real Estate lawyers from all over the state for two days to hear a number of speakers addressing current issues and developments in real estate law.  Steve, together with Joseph Fortunato and Mary Lou Lowder-Kent, are the first speakers on the first day, giving the attendees and other speakers an update of case law and legislation which has changed the practice of real estate law in the preceeding year as the "kick-off" for the sessions that follow.

January 20, 2007

Steve will present the Annual Real Estate Case Law Update before the DuPage County Bar Association at its annual "Mega-Seminar".  This is an all-day continuing education offering which covers a number of substantive areas of the law, and is very well attended.

December 7, 2006

Steve will be a member of the faculty on Mortgage Foreclosure and Related Issues in Illinois presented by Lorman Education in Elk Grove Village, Illinois.

November 27, 2006

As of November 27, 2006, Steven B. Bashaw, Esq., has moved from our Oak Brook office to a Lisle office. We look forward to continuing to provide representation to our clients and friends in our new environment. Please see our new contact information to the left.

November 9, 2006

Steve will be presented with an Award for his teaching and volunteer efforts by the Chicago Volunteer Legal Service Foundation Annual Awards Ceremony hosted by Winston and Strawn in Chicago.

October 25, 2006

Steve presented Annual Real Estate Case Law Update for the Illinois State Bar Association, Real Estate Section Council,  at the Carlysle  in Lombard, Illinois.

October 18, 2006

Steve presented the Annual Real Estate Case Law Update for the Illinois State Bar Association,  Real Estate Section Council,  at Jumer's Chateau in Bloomington, Illinois.

October 6, 2006

Steve spoke before the Illinois Credit Union League's 29th Annual Attorney Conference on Illinois Mortgage Foreclosure Law at the Renaisance Hotel in Oak Brook, Illinois.

August 29, 2006- December 19, 2006

Steve is teaching Real Estate 1110, the required course for the Illinois Real Estate Salesman's License, at the College of DuPage, Glen Ellyn, Illinois.

May 16, 2006

Steve has begun a series of mortgage foreclosure seminars for Chicago Volunteer Legal Services. The monthly lunch seminars are specifically designed for attorneys who are interested in volunteering for CVLS how to review and defend homeowners against forelcosure. The materials are the recently updated and significantly expanded "Nuts and Bolts of Residential Mortgage Foreclosure". The program is presented through the Access to Justice program in conjunction with the Harold I. Levine Center for Housing. The first lunch discussion on March 28, 2006, covered an overview of the foreclosure process and proceeding. The second lunch discussion on April 20, 2006 looked at pre-complaint issues and strategies and the reviewed a number of typical foreclosure complaints, pointing out areas for attorneys to focus and attack. The third lunch discussion will be on May 16, 2006, and will concentrate on jurisdiction, publication, venue and pleading defenses. Subsequent monthly lunch discussions will follow to cover foreclosure judgment, redemption, reinstatement, sales, confirmation of sales and possession. The materials are provided for attendees before hand in order to facilitate discussion, and can be obtained by email directed to Peter Ashmore, Director of the Harold I. Levine Center for Housing.

November 15 & 16, 2005

Hamburger University at McDonald's Campus, Oak Brook, Illinois. Steve will be a speaker at the 2nd Annual Real Estate Short Course for the Illinois Institute of Continuing Education and presenting the Real Estate Case Law Update. 

October 25, 2005

Radisson Hotel, Bloominton, Illinois: Illinois State Bar Association Law Ed Series, Real Estate Section Council. Steve will be presenting the annual Real Estate Case Law Update to the Bar Association as part of this program. 

October 18, 2005

Chicago Athletic Club, 16 North Michigan Avenue, Chicago, Illinois : Illinois State Bar Association Law Ed Series, Real Estate Section Council. Steve will be presenting the annual Real Estate Case Law update to the Bar Association as part of this program. 

June 8, 2005

Steve will be speaking for Lorman Education on the topic of Mortgage Foreclosures and Repossessions in Oak Brook, IL. 

May 3, 2005

Steve will address the Lake County Bar Association's Annual Real Estate Seminar with the Case Law Update for 2005. 

April 13, 2005

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April 20, 2005

The Illinois Institute of Continuing Legal Education will present all day seminars entitled "Mortgage Foreclosure, 2005" in Chicago and Springfield, Illinois. In addition to coordinating the program, Steve will present segments on the "Overview of the Foreclosure Process", "Foreclosure Paths: Contested...The Defense Point of View" and Case Law Update. Steve will also participate in the panel discussion relating to "Advising Third Party Bidders at Sale". The Springfield, Illinois program will be held at the Crowne Plaza Hotel and Convention Center on April 13, 2005. The Chicago Program will be held at the UBS Conference Center in Chicago on April 20, 2005.

April 8, 2005

Steve will present the "Nuts and Bolts of Mortgage Foreclosure" to the Cook County Judges assigned to the newly created Mortgage Foreclosure/Mechanic's Lien Section at the invitation of Presiding Judge Clifford Meacham. 

April 6, 2005

Mr. Bashaw will be presenting a seminar entitled "Foreclosure and Related Issues in Illinois" for Lorman Education Services in Oak Brook, Illinois.

March 4, 2005

The Chicago Bar Association and Chicago Legal Assistance Foundation present "Nuts and Bots of Mortgage Foreclosure and Real Estate Fraud". Following the "Welcome" of the Chief Judge of the Cook County Chancery Division, and introductions to its "Access to Justice Program" and the Chicago Legal Clinic Chancery Court Self Help Desk, Steve will present an overview of the Mortgage Foreclosure judicial process followed by presentations relating to Predatory Lending, Real Estate Fraud and Quiet Title, Partition and Surplus petitions. The Program will be held at the Chicago Bar Association, Chicago, Illinois.

February 23, 2005

Steve will speak to Republic Title Company, its Agents and Underwriter's, relating to case law developments over the last year affecting real estate and the title industry. The event will be at the Sheraton Hotel in Arlington Heights.

November 4 and 18, 2004

SBB will present a Real Estate Case Law update to the Illinois State Bar Association Real Estate Law Update on Thursday, November 4th at the Radisson Hotel, 10 Brickyard Drive, Bloomington, Illinois, and again on Thursday, November 18th at the University of Chicago, Gleacher Center, 450 North Cityfront Plaza Drive, Chicago, IL. (click here for materials)

October 21, 2004

Mr. Bashaw will present the case law update at the 1st Annual Real Estate Institute being sponsored by the Illinois Institute of Continuing Legal Education. This is the opening session of a two-day conference designed to bring real estate attorneys the leading edge of developments in residential and commercial transactions, landlord/tenant law, real estate development, and real estate litigation. The conference program will be held at the Hyatt Lodge at the McDonald's Campus in Oak Brook, Illinois. (click here for materials)

October 13, 2004

Mr. Bashaw will address the Illinois Real Estate Lawyer's Association relating to the implications and ramifications of exercise of the attorney's modification and review provisions of residential real estate contracts based on the recent decision in Terry v. Cafferata, (July 19, 2004, 2nd Dist. Rule 23 Opinion) Case No. 2-03-0498.

May 13, 2004

May 20, 2004

SBB will present "Trying and Defending a Mortgage Foreclosure Case" with Gregory Moody at the Real Estate Litigation Seminar, presented by the Illinois State Bar Association, Real Estate Law Section Council, as part of its Law Ed Series.  The first presentation will occur on May 13th at The Carlisle in Lombard, Illinois, and the program will be offered again on May 20, 2004 at the Pere Marquette in Peoria, Illinois.

Synopsis: The economy has resulted in more mortgage foreclosures. Representing the lender and borrower each has its unique challenges. This segment will discuss mortgage foreclosures from the perspective of the lender and borrower.

May 11, 2004

May 19, 2004

SBB will be participating in the Chicago Title Insurance Company's "Clearing Your Way to Closing", to be held on May 11th at Maggiano's in Oak Brook, Illinois and May 19th Maggiano's in Schaumburg, Illinois.

Synopsis: "Clearing Your Way to Closing" is designed to provide practicing attorneys and title examiners information and background on the process of mortgage foreclosure, how it creates defects in title and how those defects are properly handled at a closing.

April 22, 2004

SBB will present "Foreclosure and Related Issues in Illinois", a one day seminar designed for attorneys and members of the financial industry engaged in mortgage and foreclosures for Lorman Education Services in Oak Brook, Illinois.

March 23, 2004

SBB will present a Real Estate Case Law update at the Northwest Suburban Bar Association on Tuesday, March 23rd at 6:00pm in the District 214 Educational Center, 2121 S. Goebbert Road, Arlington Heights, Illinois.

May 8, 2002

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May 14, 2002

Steven Bashaw will speak at two upcoming IICLE seminars in May 2002.  The first IICLE seminar is on May 8, 2002 at the Par-A-Dice Hotel & Casino in East Peoria.  The second IICLE seminar is on May 14, 2002 at the Hyatt Regency in Chicago.  His seminar is titled "THE 'NUTS & BOLTS' OF FORECLOSURE PRACTICE".  Seminar materials can be viewed in advance on this web site in the Miscellaneous Publications section.

Nov 2, 2001

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Nov 9, 2001

Steve Bashaw will speak at the Illinois State Bar Association "Real Estate Law Update" program on Friday, November 2, 2001 at the Palmer House Hilton, Chicago and on Friday November 9, 2001 at the Radisson Hotel, Bloomington, Illinois.  He will present a review of case law decisions published affecting real estate.

Fall 2001

Steve is currently teaching "Real Estate Principals" at the College of DuPage.  Recognized as one of the finest community colleges in the United States, this course is a required prerequisite for the State of Illinois examination for real estate salespersons, and a great opportunity to impact future REALTORS.

Nov 15-16, 2001

On November 15-16, 2001, Steve will attend the "Predatory Lending Training" program co-sponsored by the Land of Lincoln Legal Assistance Foundation and St. Louis University School of Law, funded by a cy pres award in Magone v. First USA Bank, U.S. District Court, Southern District of Illinois, focusing on legal claims and defenses to predatory lending activities.

May 22, 2001

On May 22, 2001, Steve Bashaw will present the Real Estate Case Law update for the Kane County Bar Association Real Estate Law Committee Program to be held at the Kane County Judicial Center in St. Charles. The program will begin at 2:00 pm and end at 5:00 pm. Please contact the Kane County Bar Association or John Ruddy at (630) 820-0333 for more information.

     

May 9, 2001

On May 9, 2001, Steve Bashaw will speak on "Representing Third Party Bidders at Foreclosure Sales" with Greg Moody of Codilis & Associates at the membership meeting of the Illinois Real Estate Lawyers Association. The program will begin at 8:00 am. Please contact IRELA at (847) 593-5126 for more information.

 

 

 

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