Steve Bochenek is the chief legal counsel for the Illinois Association of REALTORS® and a partner with the law firm of Sorling Northrup Attorneys in Springfield.
Bochenek has been chief legal counsel for the Association since 1983 and also works with a number of other associations.
He has authored numerous articles dealing with the real estate industry and has been a frequent lecturer on topics involving the real estate brokerage industry and trade associations.
He has also been instrumental in the drafting of significant legislation impacting the real estate brokerage industry including the concepts of designated agency, statutory duties and the commercial broker's lien.
Betsy Urbance, is an attorney with the law firm Sorling Northrup Attorneys in Springfield, Illinois, and has been Legal Hotline Attorney for the Illinois Association of REALTORS® for over 18 years.
She received her undergraduate degree in Finance from Western Illinois University and her law degree from the University of Missouri School of Law. She is licensed in both Illinois and Missouri.
As Legal Hotline Attorney, Betsy answers over 300 real estate-related legal calls and e-mails per month on real estate related legal topics. She writes articles for real estate publications and is a licensed continuing education instructor.