ILLINOIS MECHANICS LIENS / COVID-19

Jeremy Baker inducted into the prestigious Society of Illinois Construction Attorneys

Admission to the Society of Illinois Construction Attorneys (SOICA) is by invitation only. Its ranks include distinguished former judges, highly regarded mediators and arbitrators, and attorneys who are widely considered to be at the top of the Illinois construction law bar.  “Joining SOICA has been an important goal of mine for 15 years,” says Jeremy. He is “excited to continue to work with the SOICA members – the Read More

Jeremy Baker to Present Seminar “Using Mechanics Liens to Get Paid in the COVID-19 Era” Friday, September 25th

Mechanics liens are a powerful tool to help secure payment on Illinois projects. In turbulent economic times, liens can be particularly useful to architects, engineers, and contractors concerned about their clients’ willingness – or ability – to pay for design and construction services. Liens can sometimes motivate project owners and lenders to pay for design and construction services. Claimants who meet certain Read More

POSTPONED – ABA SPEECH: Seeing the Big Picture: Construction Management Under the 2019 AIA CM Contracts – Part 2: Construction

20/20 Foresight: Effective Project Management & Strategies Forum on Construction Law Annual MeetingApril 22-24, 2020 | Seattle, WASheraton Grand SeattleCo-Sponsored by the Construction Management Association of America VIEW BROCHURE Read More

POSTPONED – ANATOMY OF INDEMNITY AND COPYRIGHT CLAUSES: WHAT ARCHITECTS NEED TO KNOW

Unfortunately, today's presentation has been postponed due to COVID-19. I hope everyone is taking care of themselves and their loved ones. Click here for more on the AIA Chicago website. Read More

Jeremy Baker to Present at AIA Chicago Lunch-and-Learn March 18th at 12pm CST

Jeremy Baker from Baker Law Group LLC (previously a Partner at Schiff Hardin LLP), will present an hour lunch-and-learn that will closely examine two heavily-negotiated and important contract clauses: 1) indemnity, defense, and hold harmless clauses; and 2) intellectual property, copyright, and licensure clauses. Jeremy will examine contract language frequently-requested by the architect’s client (project Read More

Jeremy Baker selected as Leading Lawyer for fourth consecutive year

Jeremy has been named a Leading Lawyer in Construction Law for 2020, marking his sixth consecutive year of recognition by Law Bulletin Media. This is the fourth year that Jeremy has been named a Leading Lawyer, which recognizes the top 5% of licensed attorneys in Illinois. Before that, he was recognized for two years as an Emerging Lawyer, identifying him among the less than 2% of lawyers in the state under 40 or Read More

Jeremy Baker recognized as Illinois Super Lawyer again by Thompson Reuters

Jeremy has been named among the top 5% of lawyers in Illinois with his inclusion in Thompson Reuters’ 2020 list of Illinois Super Lawyers. Jeremy was recognized for his work in Construction Litigation and Alternative Dispute Resolution, marking his second consecutive year as a Super Lawyer. He was honored by Thompson Reuters five times previously as an Illinois Rising Star - an attorney 40 years old or younger or who Read More