Matthew S. Payne is a Schaumburg-based attorney with a 20-year record of success in civil litigation, real estate law and estate planning.

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Real Estate Glossary
Real estate law touches all of our lives — when we own or rent our homes, when we buy or lease space for our businesses, when we work with local authorities to develop new neighborhoods or in a myriad of other situations. Here is a glossary of common real-estate terms for your convenience.

Preparing to Meet with Your Real Estate Attorney
Most people have occasion to consult with a real estate attorney at least once in their lives. To help you prepare for your first meeting with a lawyer about a real-estate matter, here is a checklist for gathering important documents and information you may be asked to bring to an initial meeting with your real estate attorney.

Major Topics in Real Estate Law
The following article discusses legal issues that fall under the topic of real estate law in modern times.