A graduate from the Drake University School of Law, Mr. Vacco's practice is concentrated in the areas of real estate and estate planning.

          Mr. Vacco is also a licensed Illinois Real Estate Managing Broker and a member of the Illinois Association of Realtors®.  He is an active member with the IL and Will County Bar Associations, where he serves on both the Will County Real Estate Law Committee and the Illinois State Bar Real Estate Section Committee.  He is also a Member and acting director [2016 - 2019], of the Illinois Real Estate Lawyers Association.  (IRELA is a professional organization comprised of experienced real estate attorneys dedicated to assisting individuals and businesses in connection with real estate transactions of all types.)

          As a member of the Will County and Illinois State Bar Associations, Mr. Vacco  has been a guest speaker at numerous Continuing Legal Education Seminars where he has lectured on such topics as commercial leases, residential leases, real estate sales agreements, short sales, HUD regulations and ethics as well as recent case law.

          Mr. Vacco has also authored several legal articles in the real estate field, including:


  • RESPA and Avoiding Mortgage Fraud: What Goes on the HUD Settlement Statement, Illinois Bar Journal, May 2009.
  • Putting the Short into Short Sales, ISBA Real Property News Letter, October 2012.
  • Surviving a Short Sale: Guidelines for a Rewarding Short Sale Experience, Probate and Property, Section of Real Property, Trust and Estate Law of the ABA (March/April 2013). NOTE: in March of 2013, Mr. Vacco received the "Excellence in Writing Award" from the American Bar Association's Probate and Property, Section of Real Property, Trust and Estate Law for this article.
  • Kalkman vs. Nedved, IL App. 3rd (2013), As a practical matter, Kalkman v. Nedved means that the common law doctrine of caveat emptor is very much alive and well in the State of Illinois and as real estate transactional attorneys we need to remind our clients to treat EVERY transaction as an “AS-IS” sale.
  • 1010 Lake Shore Association v. Deutsche Bank National Trust Company: The re-animation of an extinguished lien, ISBA Real Property News Letter, September 2014, vol. 60 no. 3.


          Trained and certified to arbitrate disputes, Mr. Vacco has served as both a panel member and chairperson, in numerous civil cases brought through the Will County Circuit Clerks office.  And has served both as a panel member and chairperson for the Three Rivers Board of Realty Grievance Committee as well as the Professional Standards Committee.  

          Mr. Vacco has also instructed pre-licensing and continuing education courses at the Joliet Junior College, the Three Rivers Board of Realty corporate offices and Coldwell Banker Realty in Joliet.


 

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