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Tressler Talks: To Disclose or Not Disclose? Board and Community Manager Obligations for Disclosure of Documents and Information

We are pleased to invite you to our upcoming virtual Tressler Talk: To Disclose or Not Disclose? Board and Community Manager Obligations for Disclosure of Documents and Information Thursday, October 6, 2022 1:00-2:00pm CT Webinar Join us for this complimentary… Continue Reading →

Due Process is Critical to the Violation Process

Consistent with prior rulings, Illinois courts have shown a fondness to expand a condominium board’s duties in ensuring “due process” in violation hearings. In Board of Directors of Winnitt Park Condominium Association v. Bourdage, the court refused to uphold a… Continue Reading →

Jerome Murphy and Matthew O’Malley Win Complex Commercial Litigation Matter

Tressler LLP litigators, Jerome Murphy and Matthew O’Malley, recently represented a condominium association regarding a complex contractual dispute over the installation of fire-rated doors and fire sprinkler systems. Serving as Plaintiff’s counsel, Jerome and Matt successfully negotiated a highly favorable monetary settlement for their client… Continue Reading →

Update On Residency Requirements To Serve On A Condo Board In Illinois

The Illinois legislature has amended the Illinois Condominium Property Act (the “Act”) and while not mandatory, it allows Boards of Directors to implement policies on how Boards can be composed.  Pursuant to Section 18(a)(1) of the Act, the change now… Continue Reading →

Purchasing a Condominium Unit: Buyer Beware

By: Matthew O’Malley There are many pros to living in condominium associations, as they are often one of the more affordable options in urban environments and especially in many areas in the City of Chicago. Condos can provide a great sense… Continue Reading →

Governing Document Production and You: New Caselaw Regarding Excessive Charges to Sellers

By: Sarah Elizabeth Melendez Have you had a request for governing documents? Have you sold a condominium in the last few years? Are you currently living in one and plan to sell it in the foreseeable future? If you sold one,… Continue Reading →

Legal Update: Chicago Tenants Now Have Five Years to File a Lawsuit Against Landlords Who Unlawfully Enter into Their Unit to Take Possession

By Joseph Silverstein Evicting a tenant in Illinois requires a detailed legal process. Therefore, it is important for landlords to be patient and wait for the court to enter a formal eviction order providing possession of the unit versus taking voluntary… Continue Reading →

Two Years In: What Condominiums and Community Associations Can Learn from the COVID-19 Pandemic

By: Matthew O’Malley The last 24 months have been unprecedented. Every industry and individual has been impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic. It is helpful to reflect on some of the lessons we can learn from this pandemic, and I have… Continue Reading →

2022 Legislative Updates

By: Joseph Silverstein In 2021, the Illinois General Assembly did not make any amendments to the Illinois Common Interest Community Association Act and only made one significant change to the Illinois Condominium Property Act (the “Act”).  Effective January 1, 2022,… Continue Reading →

Don’t Let a Burst Pipe Burst Your Bubble

By: Sarah Elizabeth Melendez With Chicago weather at full force, it is inevitable that condominiums, townhome associations and homeowner associations will be confronted with burst pipes and the subsequent damage. As a means of preparation, please review the steps below… Continue Reading →

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