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Paul M. Lurie

  • Schiff, Hardin LLP
  • 7300 Willis Tower
    233 S. Wacker Drive
  • Chicago, Illinois 60606

Education

  • Undergraduate: BA University of Michigan, 1962
  • Law School: University of Michigan Law School, 1965

Professional Activities

  • American College of Construction Lawyers
  • Society of Illinois Construction Attorneys Founding member and president (current)
  • Adjunct professor, Oakton Community College, Construction Law, 1999 to present
  • American Bar Association Forum on the Construction Industry
  • Illinois Bar Association
  • Chicago Bar Association
    Landlord Tenant Subcommittee, Chair 1972-1974
    Mechanics Lien Subcommittee (past chairman)
  • DuPage Bar Association
    Real Estate Law and Practice Committee (Past Chairman)
    Lawyer-Broker Liaison Committee (1987 to 1993)
  • Association of Subcontractors and Affiliates (ASA), Chicago ChapterPast directorCo-chair Government Relations Committee

Representative Articles, Publications, Speeches and Seminars

  • “Mechanics Lien Issues in Illinois Residential Real Estate Transactions” IICLE, Scheduled for 2003, co-author
  • “Are Construction Defect Included in the Class of Claims Covered by CGL Policies” and “Are Construction Defect Included in the Class of Claims Covered by Builders’ Risk and Owners’ Property Policies” ABA Forum on the Construction Industry, October, 2002.
  • Chapter 7, “Contract Changes, Extras and Additions,” Illinois Construction Law, Illinois Institute for Continuing Legal Education, (1997, Supp. 2000).
  • Chapters 1, “Purpose, Nature, Origin and Classes of Mechanics Liens,” 8, Trial Practice – Pleading,” and Co-author: Chapter12, “Miscellaneous Problems and Remedies,” Illinois Mechanics Liens, Illinois Institute for Continuing Legal Education, ( 2000).
  • “Construction Loan Escrows – Who Protects the Owner?” February, 1991 DuPage Bar Brief.
  • “General Contractor’s Sworn Statements – A Trap for the Unwary”, January, 1990 DuPage Bar Briefs”Mobile Home Park Financing” Practicing Law Institute, Real Estate Law and Practice, Course Handbook No. 110 (1975)
  • Co-author: Chapter 1, Landlord-Tenant Practice, Illinois Institute for Continuing Legal Education (1976, revised 1980; 1984)

Published Legal Forms

  • Co-author: DuPage Standard Residential Real Estate Sales Agreement. (1992)
  • Co-author: DuPage Standard Commercial Real Estate Sales Agreement. (1993)
  • Co-author: DuPage Bar Association Articles of Agreement for Deed. (1980)
  • Co-author: Chicago Real Estate Board Apartment Lease Form 15. (1973)

Speeches, Panel Discussions, Seminars

  • “Are Construction Defect Included in the Class of Claims Covered by CGL Policies” and “Are Construction Defect Included in the Class of Claims Covered by Builders’ Risk and Owners’ Property Policies” ABA Forum on the Construction Industry, October, 2002.
  • Mechanics Liens, Chicago Bar Association Seminars, Annually, 1984 to Present
  • Mechanics Liens and Various Real Estate Topics, DuPage Bar Association Annual Real Estate Seminar, periodically, 1981 to 1995
  • Various seminars: Mechanics Liens, Insurance Coverage Issues, Collection of Accounts Receivable, Construction Contract Negotiation, Construction Claims: American Subcontractor’s Association.
  • Mechanics Lien Law and Strategies in Illinois, National Business Institute, Annually,1998 to present.
  • Advanced Construction Law in Illinois, National Business Institute, 2003
  • Construction Law in Illinois, National Business Institute, 2001, 2002.
  • Change Orders, Extras and Additions to Work, Lormar, 2001 and 2002.
  • Insurance Coverage for Constructors, ABA Forum on the Construction Industry, Division 9 Breakfast, April, 2002.
  • Analyzing Subcontracts, ABA Forum on the Construction Industry, Division 9 Breakfast, April, 1999.
  • Changes in the AIA Contract Documents, Illinois Institute of Continuing Legal Education, 1998.
  • Enforcing Mechanics Liens in Illinois, Illinois Institute of Continuing Legal Education, 1996.
  • Landlord – Tenant Relations, WTTW Public Broadcasting television program. (1972)

Court Admissions

  • Supreme Court of Illinois, 1970 to present
  • Federal District Court Northern District Illinois, 1970 to presentFederal Trial Bar, Northern District of Illinois
  • U.S. Court of Appeals (5th Cir.) 1985
  • U.S. Court of Appeals (10th Cir.) 1986


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