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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