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Steve McCann

Steve McCann

Ball & McCann, P.C.
  • Real Estate Law, Personal Injury, Landlord Tenant...
  • Illinois
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  • Real Estate Law
  • Personal Injury
  • Landlord Tenant
  • Consumer Law
  • Insurance Claims
  • Business Law
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Illinois
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  • English
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Ball & McCann, P.C.
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Education
Hamline University School of Law
Indiana University - Indiana University-Bloomington
Awards
CALI Award
Hamline University School of Law
Professional Associations
Illinois State Bar # 6318252
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Chicago Bar Association
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Speaking Engagements
Know Your Rights- Public Speaker, Street Law, St. Paul, Minnesota
Minnesota Justice Foundation
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Certified Mediator
Minnesota Mediators
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286 Questions Answered

Q. I own an epoxy company and we had an issue on a job with the top coat failing and I offered to redo and customer denied
A: There are a few issues based on the facts presented. That being the case, I recommend you organize everything in your possession that is relevant to this matter, including the governing contract, and consult with an attorney individually to explore your options.
Q. if a self-employed person is killed at work is his boss liable
A: It is certainly possible, but an attorney will need to review additional facts in order to provide you with a more definitive answer, such as the circumstances surrounding the cause of death. That being the case, I recommend you organize everything in your possession that is relevant to this matter, including reports and records, and consult with an attorney individually. Many of us offer free consultations, so it will not cost you anything out of pocket to obtain the opinion or an experienced professional that would be happy to assist with providing some insight on your options moving forward.
Q. If my toddler was injured in a hotel by a table that fell on him could I have a case?
A: It is certainly possible that you have a case based on the facts provided. However, an attorney will need additional facts in order to provide you with a comprehensive evaluation of the viability of recovering on such an action, such as the reason the table fell etc... That being the case, I recommend you organize everything in your possession related to this matter, including any pictures and evidence you have, and consult with an attorney individually. Many of us offer free consultations, and will represent you and your son on a contingent basis if the case has merit, so it will not cost you anything out of pocket to obtain the opinion and guidance of an experienced professional.
Q. Hi there, if I wanted to sue an auto repair shop for fraud, what type of lawyer would i need to hire?
A: If you are seeking a lawyer to sue an auto repair shop for fraud, I recommend hiring an attorney with experience in civil litigation, specifically with experience with the Illinois Consumer Fraud and Deceptive Business Practices Act. That said, I recommend you organize everything in your possession that is relevant to this matter, and consult with an attorney individually. Many of us offer free consultations, so it will not cost you anything out of pocket to obtain the opinion of an experienced professional. Also, I recommend acting quickly, because if your allegations for fraud are grounded in the purchase of a used car, you may be entitled to additional remedies if you act within 15 days of the purchase of the vehicle pursuant to statutory authority.
Q. Good morning im being sued and I don't know what to do next
A: You should stop everything you are doing and consult with an attorney immediately. Do not contact the relevant parties or make any statements about the matter until you are represented. Also, I recommend acting quickly, as you have a limited amount of time to respond to a summons. Many of us offer free consultations, so it will not cost you anything out of pocket to organize the complaint and other relevant documentation, and consult with an experienced attorney. After a review of the details, we can advise as to the best course of action moving forward.
Q. I had a verbal breach of contract when I signed an offer letter as an independent contractor, can I sue for this matter?
A: You may be entitled to a remedy based on the facts provided, but the viability of recovering on such an action is dependent on specific facts that are not provided here, such as the details around the statements made, as well as the terms of the offer letter you reference. That being the case, I recommend you organize everything in your possession related to this matter, including the offer letter, and consult with an attorney individually. Many of us offer free consultations, and will gladly review the information, and advise as to your options moving forward.
Q. Can I not sign a buyer requests for verification that this offer was presented for a less than the asking price offer?
A: I highly recommend you stop everything that you are doing, and hire a real estate attorney to represent you in the transaction. I do not recommend accepting an offer until you are represented. The reasons being are voluminous. First, once you agree on the contract, you are bound by its terms. You can be on the hook for breach of contract if you make a simple mistake on the Multiboard 7.0 contract, which can end up costing you a great deal of time, stress, and money. Second, hiring a real estate attorney to represent you as the seller is disproportionately inexpensive. Many of us offer our services for around a $500 FLAT FEE for the entire transaction. This means an attorney will be able to serve as a resource for all of your questions, ensure your rights are protected, and represent your interests at the closing itself (which can sometimes take several hours) all for a $500 flat fee. Further, we will negotiate the attorney review period for you, draft all closing documents, order title insurance, and will be a direct resource for all of your questions to ensure a smooth transaction. It truly is one of the best investments a seller of real estate in Illinois can make considering the risks for the seller, the low costs of an attorney's services, as well as the money a real estate attorney can save you in the back end when he or she ensures no mistakes are made. Contact one of us as soon as you can to discuss this transaction, and again, I recommend refraining from signing the contract until you are represented by experience counsel.
Q. Do we have enough information and assurance to close tomorrow? Or should we push the close and request more info?
A: It is not in your best interest to assume re-zoning will be "easy to do." In fact, they usually aren't very easy at all, and can end up costing a tremendous amount of money. That being the case, I certainly would not close until you have more details and costs surrounding the re-zoning. I recommend consulting with other attorneys to get more clarity on the matter, as it is a fact specific determination that cannot possibly be answered comprehensively with the limited facts provided.
Q. Do Chicago tenants have legal right to break lease if heat keeps breaking & landlord offers only temporary fixes?
A: Yes, it is certainly possible to break the lease and/or receive compensation based on the facts provided. That said, the viability of such a course of action depends on specific facts that are not provided here, such as whether or not the apartment you are renting is subject to the Chicago Residential Landlord Tenant Ordinance. If it is subject to the RLTO, then you may have additional protections, as heat is an essential service, particularly with the weather we are currently experiencing in Chicago. In sum, I recommend organizing everything in your possession that is relevant to this matter, including your lease and all proof the heat has not been working, and consult with an attorney individually. Many of us offer free consultations, and will advise as to the best course of action moving forward. I recommend acting quickly, because notices pursuant to the RLTO are highly technical and time sensitive.
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