CBA Record November-December 2021

Changes to Real Property Committee Structure By T. Nicholas Tyszka F or the better part of the last decade, I have had the privilege of serving as either a chair or vice-chair of the

CBA’s Real Property Law Committee. Not lost on me has been the difficulty in satisfying the needs of all practitioners in a single place—mindful that being a “real property lawyer” can mean serving clients in many ways. For example, the realities commercial practitioners face are very different than those faced by lawyers helping people buy homes or appeal property taxes. Therefore, to help better serve our members in the future, the Real Property LawCommittee has been divided into two committees. Members can now belong either to the Residential Real Property Law Committee or the Commercial Real Property Law Committee. Real Estate Taxation remains a distinct committee. With this adaptation go the subcom- mittees that best align with each: Condo- minium and Landlord-Tenant with Resi- dential Real Property, and AIA Contracts and Construction Law&Mechanics Liens with Commercial. Real Estate Taxation has subcommittees focused on Assessment & Appeals and Tax Sales & Tax Deeds.

Residential Real Property will meet on the second Wednesday of the month in September, November, January, March, and May of this bar year. Commercial Real Property will meet on the second Wednesday in October, December, Febru- ary, April, and June. All of these meetings are scheduled at 12:15pm. Go to or email CBA Committee Coordina- tor Awilda Reyes at areyes@chicagobar. org to join either committee. For more information on Residential Real Property, please contact Nicholas Tyszka (ntyszka@ or Mark Anderson ( For more information on Commercial Real Property, please contact Penelope Camp- bell ( or Kris- ten Boike (

T. Nicholas Tyszka, Law Of f i c e s o f T. Nicholas Tyszka, LLC, is chair of the CBA Residential Real Prop- erty Law Committee.

Well-Being and Professional Development Coaching Sessions By Ann Glynn, CBA Public Affairs Director

The CBA is offering a newmember benefit focused on well-being and professional devel- opment. Well-being expert and certified coach Jonathan Beitner, JD, CPC will offer free, 20-minute coaching sessions for members via Zoom over the course of the bar year. Beitner is an attorney and a frequent speaker on attorney development andwell-being. He works with lawyers to identify and achieve their professional and personal goals and with firms, law schools, and bar associations to help their staff be more productive, happier, and healthier. “Coaching provides people with a neutral and confidential sounding board that can provide an alternative perspective and way of thinking about what are often thorny and multifaceted issues,” said Beitner. “Coaching also provides a form of accountability to keep you on track once you develop a game plan.” During the sessions, members can discuss topics such as stress management, work/life balance, building resilience, time management, fostering positivity, practicing mindfulness, and effective goal setting. Beitner counsels members by offering

constructive feedback, practical tips, and useful resources for their personal and professional lives. For more information on Lawyer Health andWellness visit (under Programs).

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