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Pool Safety

If you are like me, you look forward to sunshine and warmer temperatures.  The summer season is upon us and is always a bright spot given our winters in Chicagoland. The summer season is notably different this year given disruption from… Continue Reading →

Planning Ahead for the Future During This “Down” Time!

Life is anything but business as usual. But that doesn’t mean association board members can’t turn downtime into productive time. Board members are often too busy with current events or urgent matters that they simply don’t have time to tackle business… Continue Reading →

COVID-19 Foreclosure Moratorium: What Should Associations Do?

The COVID-19 pandemic has caused turmoil across the country. It is now more important than ever for community associations and property owners to stay informed and understand their options. Yesterday, the Community Associations Institute (“CAI”) sent out an email asking for… Continue Reading →

11 Tips for Protecting Your Residents and Community During the COVID-19 Pandemic

Many cities and villages throughout the country are now under “shelter in place” or “stay at home” orders to help prevent the spread of COVID-19. It is essential that board members and property owners understand how to prepare their community… Continue Reading →

Tressler HOA Law Warning On Board Meetings During The COVID-19 Pandemic

Effective through at least April 15th or until further notice, Tressler LLP is urging all of its Condominium or Common-Interest Community Association boards to strongly consider rescheduling any non-essential board meetings or events of 25 people or more. Meetings or events… Continue Reading →

Almost 6 years After Palm II and Some Boards Are Still Not Following the Law!

It’s been a while since the infamous Palm II case came down and caused chaos in the Illinois association world. Because it’s been a couple of years, and as we have encountered situations where board members seem to have become lax… Continue Reading →

Is Your Association Set for a Financially Successful Year?

Establishing a Collection Policy for Condominium and Common-Interest Community Associations Many condominium and common-interest community associations are faced with a cash-crunch crisis when members fall behind in the payment of their proportionate share of assessments and common expenses.  Associations are… Continue Reading →

Tressler HOA Law Success: Insurance Claim for Theft/Employee Dishonesty Approved for Full Recovery of Loss

Attorney Katerina Tsoukalas-Heitkemper received a successful result for her condominium association client after an extensive four-month forensic investigation led by Kathy (with the assistance of her HOA law team and client) revealed that the Association’s former employee, a licensed on-site… Continue Reading →

Unit Owner Litigation

It is a widely held concept that the US is a “litigious society.” Therefore, it is unsurprising that litigation by Unit Owners against condominium and homeowners associations are not uncommon. These suits can range from allegations of breach of fiduciary… Continue Reading →

Is Your Association Ready For The Next Election? Adopting Rules For Electronic Voting

Getting members to participate in board member elections can be like pulling teeth. The more convenient you make the process, the more likely to get members to participate. Fortunately, the Illinois Condominium Property Act (the “Condo Act”) and the Illinois Common Interest… Continue Reading →

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