William B. Blanchard, Esq.

Real Estate Law

Mr. William "Bill" Blanchard is a solo practice attorney with offices in St. Charles and Oakbrook Terrace, Illinois. Bill specializes in representing real estate clients for purchases and sales as well as home owner real estate tax assessment appeals.


Mr. Blanchard is General Counsel for Gaia Title, Inc. a title insurance agency and settlement services provider. The Company is owned by real estate attorneys who demand exemplary title insurance services and accurate and efficient settlement services. As General Counsel he is responsible for title examination, commitment and policy review, escrow settlement supervision and regulatory review.


Mr. Blanchard gained distinction as a real estate assessment attorney by representing 23 Will County senior citizen home owners before the Illinois Property Tax Appeal Board and winning every case; this in addition to several successful appeals before various County Boards of Appeal.


Bill is often interviewed for comments on significant legal and real estate news and is developing a blog for discussion of relevant judicial decisions affecting the title insurance industry.


Contact


William B. Blanchard, Attorney at Law

1700 Lincoln Hwy. Ste. K

St. Charles, IL 60174

(630) 253-9742

(630) 560-4940 fax


News


“Respected Real Estate Lawyer comments on Illinois Appellate Decision finding Title Insurance Company not responsible for damages even though it took 18 months to clear liens,” https://www.einpresswire.com/shareable-preview/4T8VhCaQ2_qKKSHiQohogQ


“Will County Attorney Wins Reversal Before The Illinois Property Tax Appeal Board; County Board Decides Not to Appeal,“ https://www.einpresswire.com/shareable-preview/uK0wp3I5rq_aArAkJdRqfQ 


Three Different Courts Find CFPB and Agency Regulation of Title Insurance Companies Overall Intrusive, https://www.einpresswire.com/shareable-preview/pi3tLlLzrylmLB6T8m2ioQ


"Game changing “Real Estate Commissions and Title Insurance Services for a Flat Fee” are beginning in Illinois," https://www.einpresswire.com/shareable-preview/8tEZnWYu2mub9d-BKwXbVg

Professional Experience

General Counsel, Gaia Title, Inc., St. Charles, Illinois

January 2017 – Present

As General Counsel, Mr. Blanchard draws from his extensive real estate experience to provide supervision over legal matters impacting the title company’s policy production and settlement services.


Law Office of William B. Blanchard, Illinois (Kane, DuPage, Will, Lake, and McHenry Counties)

August 2013 - Present

Buyer and Seller representation for all types of real estate transactions. Residential and commercial real estate tax assessment appeals in all collar counties.

Education

Mr. Blanchard received his Juris Doctor from DePaul University College of Law in 1972 and was admitted to the practice of law in Illinois in 1973. He graduated with his B.S. in Business Administration from Southern Illinois University in 1969 and from Rich Central High School in South Suburban Olympia Fields, Illinois in 1964.

Charitable Work

Bill and his wife of 51 years, Judy, were the founders and major contributors of the Foundation for Support of Chemical Dependency Recovery Programs. During their several years of support they provided shelter and treatment for substance addicted adolescents in Illinois, Texas, Georgia and California. Young people benefitting from their generosity included teens from the inner city to children of Hollywood stars. Recently they provided below market rental housing for drug dependent single mothers with children sponsored by Catholic Charities and Cornerstone Services.


He was elected to the Sunnybrook School District 171 Board of Education and was appointed to the Marion Catholic High School Lay Advisory Council. During his service to the high school he sponsored the school’s competition golf program and was instrumental in development of the school’s endowment funding.