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Kori Maria Bazanos

Kori Maria Bazanos

Bazanos Law P.C.
  • Construction Law, Real Estate Law, Business Law
  • Illinois
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Biography

I have been practicing law since 1995. I established my own firm in 2008 to better address the unique needs of the individuals and businesses I represent. I have considerable experience in the area of real estate law including the following:

Construction and mechanics lien litigation as well as drafting
mechanics liens and bond claims;

Representation of buyers and sellers of residential real estate,
working closely with my clients' and their brokers and lenders to
ensure a smooth closing; and

Quiet Title Actions.

I also practice in the general area of commercial litigation, creditors' rights, and the representation of creditors in bankruptcy proceedings. I assist my clients in resolving disputes outside of litigation.

Practice Areas
    Construction Law
    Construction Contracts, Construction Defects, Construction Liens, Construction Litigation
    Real Estate Law
    Commercial Real Estate, Condominiums, Easements, Eminent Domain, Homeowners Association, Land Use & Zoning, Mortgages, Neighbor Disputes, Residential Real Estate, Water Law
    Business Law
    Business Contracts, Business Dissolution, Business Finance, Business Formation, Business Litigation, Franchising, Mergers & Acquisitions, Partnership & Shareholder Disputes
Additional Practice Areas
  • Mechanics Liens
  • Residential Real Estate Closings
Fees
  • Free Consultation
  • Contingent Fees
  • Rates, Retainers and Additional Information
    Flat fees for residential real estate closings
Jurisdictions Admitted to Practice
Illinois
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Languages
  • English: Spoken, Written
Professional Experience
Attorney
Bazanos Law P.C.
Current
Education
Chicago-Kent College of Law, Illinois Institute of Technology
J.D.
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Marietta College
B.A. (1982) | Economics
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Professional Associations
Illinois State Bar
Member
Current
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Illinois Real Estate Estate Lawyers Association
Member
Current
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Chicago Bar Association
Member
Current
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Publications
Articles & Publications
Illinois Construction Law Manual, Co-Author Ch. 13 Mechanics Liens
West
Websites & Blogs
Website
Website
Legal Answers
7 Questions Answered
Q. How can I sell off my condo without my mother's presence?
A: Sellers typically do not attend the closings of the sale of the property. The sellers will execute the requisite closing documents in advance. Though I do not know the precise details of your proposed sale, I believe your mother can most likely execute the requisite documents in Georgia and send them to your attorney, here in Illinois, to deliver to the buyer at closing.
Q. i am selling house, i am only one on title. on selling documents realtor put me and my wife as seller, is it ok
A: If this is your principal residence, your wife has homestead rights in the house and she will need to release those rights on the deed. You should hire an attorney to represent you with this transaction, and that attorney can explain these homestead rights more fully to you.
Q. In Illinois, can I back out of the sale of my house? I discovered a erroneous lien and need it released.
A: Generally, real estate sales contracts require the seller to deliver good and merchantable title to the buyer, which means conveying title clear of liens. It sounds like there is a lien that you would like to challenge. You should discuss the lien with the attorney representing you with the sale. You might be able to: (a) obtain a release of the lien before the closing, (b) persuade the title company that the lien is invalid, which would allow you to close; or (c) insure over the lien, which would allow you to close with the lien still of record, and then work on getting the release of lien after the closing. Without knowing the details of your situation, it is unclear if you are obligated to close on the sale.
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Contact & Map
20 North Clark Street
Suite 3300
Chicago, IL 60602
Telephone: (312) 578-0410
Fax: (312) 648-6202