Illinois Appellate Court invalidates mortgage where lender was not properly licensed under the Residential Mortgage License Act

In a case of first impression in Illinois, the Appellate Court for the Second District of Illinois has determined that a mortgage made by an entity lacking authorization to conduct business under the Residential Mortgage License Act (205 ILCS 635/1-1 et seq.) is void...

Summary Judgment Victory

On behalf of a national bank, Brandon Rothkopf and Bill Sauerwein secured summary judgment reforming a Mortgage in Williamson County,Illinois, to include the signature of a spouse who initialed each page, but failed to sign the signature page of the Mortgage as...

Foreclosure Litigation Resolved

On behalf of homeowners and their secured lender, Sauerwein Simon attorneys settled an Illinois judicial foreclosure case filed by the holder of a prior unreleased mortgage, executed by prior owners, resulting in a full dismissal of the foreclosure action and release...