The Condominium and Community Association practice area of SFBBG encompasses the full range of legal needs of condominium associations, common interest communities, residential cooperatives, and all other forms of community associations. Our clientele is comprised primarily of professionally managed condominiums, homeowner, and co-operative associations located in the City of Chicago, Cook, DuPage and Lake Counties, lenders and developers, and other real estate and construction-related entities. We handle both litigation and transactional matters.
Our attorneys have recognized expertise, experience and industry leadership in this area. We assist our clients to efficiently and legally operate their associations, identify and manage risks, and, when necessary, pursue legal remedies by judicial, arbitration or other methods of dispute resolution. We are known for creative problem solving and strategic counselling. Legal advice is always supplemented by practical, real world considerations.
Enforcement of Association’s Rights
Developer Transition Services
Contract Review and Documentation
Prepare and Review
Review and updating of declaration and by-laws to comply with current requirements of the Illinois Condominium Property Act.
Step by Step Guidance
Advice & Guidance
Advice and guidance on the full range of legal questions on powers, duties, requirements and operations of board of directors, such as association v. unit owner maintenance responsibilities, insurance obligations, use of common facilities, handling resident misconduct, election procedures, budget and assessment requirements and governing document interpretation.
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Our Practice Areas
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SFBBG is leading the industry in providing excellent counsel for financial services such as banking & creditor rights, estate planning, probate, and trust.
We zealously litigate, arbitrate and mediate. Nothing drives a favorable outcome more than readiness for a smooth and successful trial. We're here to help!
Our attorneys are trusted counsel and business advisors with a broad range of real estate expertise to serve the firm’s sophisticated clientele.
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News & Updates
Appellate Court Holds That Lawsuit Filed by SFBBG Should Proceed and Is Not a SLAPP Suit
On May 8, 2023, SFBBG attorneys Phil Zisook and Bill Klein prevailed in an Illinois Appellate Court defamation case, Mauro Glorioso v Sun-Times Media Holdings, LLC, and Tim Novak. In the case, Zisook and Klein argued that Sun-Times’ articles defamed Mauro Glorioso and constituted false light invasion of privacy.
Danielle Pearlman Presents at JUF Event
SFBBG real estate tax reduction attorney, Danielle L. Pearlman, presented at JUF Professionals Network Nightcaps & Noshes on September 14th at the Bryn Mawr Country Club in Lincolnwood.
SFBBG Prevails in Illinois Appellate Court
On August 9, 2022, SFBBG attorneys, Phil Zisook and Bill Klein, prevailed in an Illinois Appellate Court case where our clients were sued concerning a failed real estate transaction. The proposed transaction involved the transfer of three parcels of real estate consisting of a golf course in Michigan, a Chicago office building, and a River North condominium.