Practice Areas

Building Code Violations

Property owners are slapped with building violations for a myriad of violations.  Generally, these tickets are issued after a building, restaurant, or business inspection, and involve substantial fines.  These fines can also accrue daily penalties as long as the underlying violation remains uncured.  Here at Aaron Fox Law, we have the tools, expertise, and persistence to defend these violations.

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Business Violations

Chicago business code violations are most commonly issued for violations of Article IV of the Chicago Municipal Code.  The most common penalty-incurring violations are:

  • Lacking a required business license;
  • Improperly displaying a business license;
  • Employing deceptive business practices;
  • Utilizing an overweight vehicle.

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CDOT Violations

These violations commonly are issued for improper street restoration, lack of permits or proper public protections for:

  • construction, tuck pointing, painting;
  • when working on the exterior of the building over the public way.

The Chicago Ordinance allows for fines per day for many of these violations.

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Chicago Business

The three most common issues that affect business owners are:

  • the initial application;
  • license renewal;
  • license revocation and rescission.

The Chicago Ordinance allows for license holds, nonrenewal status, and location restriction for businesses and should be examined carefully.

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Property Taxes

Property taxes in Cook County seem to always be going up.  Learn how to beat the system and:

  • Lower your property taxes;
  • Discover the hidden secret of the Board of Review
  • Get all the money the County owes you through exemptions

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Real Estate Closings - Seller

Selling real estate can be an easy or complicated process.  There are many provisions in the standard contract that you need to understand.  The most common provisions that you as a Seller should know about are:

  • prorations
  • mortgage contingency v. cash offer
  • title insurance and warranty deed
  • Inspection v. "as is"
  • Attorney Review period

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Street & Sanitation

Violations of the Streets and Sanitation ordinances of the Chicago Municipal Code can incur considerable fines. The most common violations cited are:

  • overgrown weeds;
  • overflowing dumpsters;
  • owning an open lot without a noncombustible fence;
  • trash on property premises.

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