Keough & Moody is proud to announce that both Gabriella Comstock and Shannon Schwarzwalder will celebrate 20 years with Keough & Moody, P.C. in 2016. The two veterans will also celebrate 20 years of service to the community association industry in 2016. Both started with the firm in 1996 and since that time, they have concentrated their efforts in providing legal representation and support to community associations. We are so lucky to have them!
Gabriella R. Comstock is primarily responsible for litigation related to community associations. Gabby regularly speaks on issues related to community associations and has published several articles. She was awarded the CAI Rising Star Award in 2008 by the Illinois Chapter of CAI. In 2014 Gabriella was admitted to the College of Community Association Lawyers (CCAL). CCAL is a prestigious group of attorneys practicing community association law in the United States, and fewer than 150 attorneys have been granted membership in the College. Gabriella is also co-chair of the Chicago Bar Association’s Real Property Law, Condominium Subcommittee. In April, 2015 Gabriella was appointed to a position on the planning committee for the CAI Law Seminar which is hosted annually by CAI National. Gabby received her undergraduate degree from Loyola University of Chicago, Cum Laude, in 1993 and her J.D. degree from Loyola University of Chicago School of Law in 1996. She is a member of the American, Illinois, Chicago and DuPage County Bar Associations. Gabby is licensed to practice before all courts in Illinois and the United States District Court for the Northern District of Illinois. Gabby is also a member of the Federal Trial Bar.
Shannon V. Schwarzwalder is primarily responsible for management of the firm and staff and for maintaining all corporate formation/formalities for the firm’s clients. Shannon is actively engaged in the community association industry, spending years on the Community Association Institute (CAI) golf committee as co-chair, and years on the social committee. She was awarded the CAI Rising Star Award in 2004. Shannon received her paralegal certificate in 1997, undergraduate degree in organizational communications in 2001 and her Masters in Leadership Studies in 2006 all from North Central College.