Charles M. Keough
Principal Attorney at Keough & Moody. P.C.
Areas of Practice
Chuck is the managing shareholder at Keough & Moody, where he has been overseeing the operation of the firm since 2006. The firm has seen consistent growth and now maintains a staff of more than 30 employees. Chuck supervises the administrative side of the firm’s business and is responsible for staff development, as well as managing the workload of the attorneys and staff. He also manages the expectations of the firm’s clients and oversees the delivery of service to clients. Chuck is also actively involved in identifying opportunities for growth and new business development.
Chuck represents condominium and common interest community associations in all aspects of governance and litigation, including declaration and bylaw amendments, assessment collections, injunctions, covenant enforcement, and developer and construction defect litigation. The remainder of his practice focuses on other real estate and civil litigation matters. Chuck is also fluent in Spanish.
Education and Admissions
Chuck received his undergraduate degree from the University of Illinois in 1990 and his J.D. in 1996 from the Chicago-Kent College of Law. Additionally, Chuck earned his L.L.M. in Real Estate Law in 2006 from The John Marshall Law School.
He is a member of the Illinois, Chicago, DuPage County and Will County Bar Associations, and he is licensed to practice before all Illinois courts and the United States District Court for the Northern District of Illinois.
Industry Involvement and Accomplishments
Chuck is involved with both ACTHA and CAI-Illinois’ Chapter and speaks at seminars organized by both organizations. Chuck was a presenter at the CAI-Illinois Legal Forum in 2012 where he presented “How to Deal with Difficult People in your Association: Before, During & After Litigation”. He also presented at the CAI-Illinois Legal Forum in 2013 where he presented “How to Avoid Legal Issues when Communicating with Board Members, Homeowners and Third Parties”. Chuck attends tradeshows within the community association industry and often provides education to board members and community association managers. Chuck is active in educating managers through lunch and learns and seminars hosted by the firm. He also writes articles for publication in trade magazines and the firm’s monthly newsletter.
Most recently, Chuck has spoken on matters involving the management of commercial condominiums. He is often requested to speak to groups of realtors and attorneys representing other industries to discuss how their work impacts or is impacted by condominium and common interest community associations. Chuck has presented for the ISBA and NBI, both organizations offer continuing legal education for attorneys. Chuck has also presented to insurance agents in regard to determining responsibility after a loss in a condominium or townhome.
Chuck was identified as a “Leading Lawyer” in 2009 and 2010 by the Chicago Daily Law Bulletin. Chuck was identified by his peers as a “Leading Lawyer” again in 2015.
Click here to see a video of Chuck being interviewed about Keough & Moody, P.C. on Naperville Community Television’s Business Connection.