Legal and Privacy
Fitzgerald Law Group, P.C. was incorporated on
November 21, 1987 in the State of Illinois and
registered with the Supreme Court of Illinois
as a law firm, on December 28, 1987. Business
operations commenced on January 2, 1988.
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only and should not be construed as legal advice.
This information is not intended to create and
receipt of it does not constitute an attorney-client
relationship. Internet subscribers and online
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Requests for attorney substitutions must be signed by the requestor and communicated as follows:
**Mail via USPS regular mail or overnight delivery via UPS, FedEx or DHL to the office
located at 10452 S. Kedzie Ave., Chicago, IL 60655, ATTN: Christine A. Petersen.
Registed or certified mail will not be accepted.
**E-mail to firstname.lastname@example.org
Additional Terms and
*Contracts between Fitzgerald Law Group, P.C. and a client are not assignable to subsequent owners and/or lessees without the prior written consent of Fitzgerald Law Group, P.C.
*Payments for services rendered are via check
or letter of credit drawn from a U.S. bank. We do
not accept cash under any circumstances.
*Charges to clients for services rendered by an attorney, which are not covered under our contingent fee agreement, are at the rate
of $460.00 per hour.
*Assessment decreases are generally effective
for the balance of the Triennial reassessment
period unless identified as being in effect
for a lesser period. The Assessor may
adjust the final assessment annually. In the event of such an adjustment,
Attorney reserves the right to file subsequent
appeals contesting the adjustment. Client agrees
that such subsequent Assessor adjustments will not invalidate
any preexisting obligations with respect to
previous billing for reductions obtained.
*There will be an additional charge of $650.00 each occasion Attorney files a complaint/appeal/suit is filed at the Assessor, Board, Property Tax Appeals Board and/or in the Circuit Court and such filing is voided by another filing by an attorney, consultant and/or the client. In the event that Attorney is instructed by client to withdraw the afore-described complaint/appeal/suit, there shall be a charge of $650.00.
Clients are advised to pay their property tax bills in a timely manner unless advised otherwise by Attorney, in writing. Such tax payment shall be considered a condition precedent to continued legal representation under this agreement. Failure to timely pay a property tax bill, by either the Client or Client's agent, shall render this agreement for legal services voidable and all earned fee's shall be accelerated and become due, upon notice to the client.
Last Amended June 1, 2012
Attorneys like other professionals who
advise on personal financial matters, are now required by
US and EU law to inform their clients of their policies
regarding privacy of client information. Attorneys have
been and continue to be bound by professional standards
of confidentiality that are much more stringent than those
required by these new laws. Therefore please know that
we have always protected your rights to privacy.
In the process of providing our clients
with tax advice, we receive significant personal financial
information from and about our clients. If you are a client
of the Fitzgerald Law Group, P.C. you should know that all the
information we receive from you is held in the strictest
confidence and is not released to people outside our firm,
except as agreed by you or as required under an applicable
We retain records relating to professional
services that we provide so that we are better able to
assist you with your professional needs and in some cases
to comply with professional guidelines. In order to guard
your non public personal information, we maintain physical,
electronic and procedural safeguards that comply with our
Fitzgerald Law Group, P.C. June 2013