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Kathryn Formeller Featured in Chicago Tribune Article

Tressler attorney and Chair of the Condominium & Common Interest Community Association Law practice, Kathryn Formeller, was recently featured in an article titled “Associations Must Prepare Policy for Resolving Complaints” by Pamela Dittmer McKuen of the Chicago Tribune. Click here to read… Continue Reading →

Attorney Spotlight: Katerina Tsoukalas-Heitkemper

Katerina Tsoukalas-Heitkemper is a partner in the HOA/Condominium & Common Interest Community Association Law practice.  Her practice includes extensive experience and deep knowledge of all areas of civil litigation, collections, bankruptcy and foreclosures. Her practice areas include Condominium & Common… Continue Reading →

Attorney Spotlight: Kathryn Formeller

Kathryn Formeller is a partner and Chair of the Condominium and Common Interest Community Association Law practice at Tressler LLP. Her practice areas include Condominium and Common Interest Community Association Law, Landlord Tenant Law, HOA and Condominium Collections, Coverage Analysis,… Continue Reading →

Condo Associations Entitled to Recover Post-Judgment Attorneys’ Fees, Lease Unit Despite Payment by Owner

The Forcible Entry and Detainer Act provides associations with the right to take possession of a unit when an owner fails to pay assessments and other common expenses to the association. If the association received a judgment and an order… Continue Reading →

Illinois Appellate Court Invalidates Condominium Leasing Cap From Rules and Regulations

For years, associations have adopted different forms of leasing restrictions. In many instances, those restrictions were adopted to combat decreased owner-occupancy rates in order to keep the condominium eligible as a HUD-approved condominium project, which allows owners and buyers to… Continue Reading →

Must Owners Know When and Where Board Meetings Will Be?

Yes. Condominium and Common Interest Community Association must provide notice to all owners of any meeting of the board. This includes open or closed sessions. Notice may be sent or delivered to the owners in accordance with the various acts… Continue Reading →

May We Pay Members of Our Board of Directors for Our Condominium Association?

Generally, unless it is precluded by the declaration of bylaws for an association, there is no direct prohibition in the Illinois Condominium Property Act that would preclude an association from paying its directors for their service. However, any such compensation… Continue Reading →

May Two Owners From One Unit Serve on the Condominium Board Together?

No. In the event that more than one owner owns a unit, only one owner from that unit may serve at one time as a board member.

What Should We Do If Our Condominium Association Does Not Have Bylaws?

Generally, your condominium association likely has minimum bylaw terms in its declaration. In the event that it does not have minimum bylaw terms in its declaration, the Illinois Condominium Property Act Section 18 provides those minimum bylaw terms as a… Continue Reading →

May Condominium Associations Obtain Title to Delinquent Owners’ Units When They do Not Pay Assessments?

Yes. Illinois Condominium Associations may file liens against the title to an owner’s unit when that owner does not pay assessments due on the lien. The association may then proceed to court and seek to foreclose this lien. Once the… Continue Reading →

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