The boards of condominium, townhome, and homeowners’ associations must contend with many different areas of the law including corporate law, real estate law, contract law, collection law, foreclosure and bankruptcy law, zoning law and taxation. Thus, its attorney must not only effectively collect assessments, analyze contracts, interpret and draft governing documents, but also advise Boards of Directors regarding matters of real property, covenant enforcement, governance, insurance and litigation. At Keough & Moody, P.C., our attorneys have more than 65 years in combined experience providing efficient and effective legal services in all of these areas for its community association clients.
Whether you hire our law firm as general counsel or to obtain advice on specific matters, our attorneys provide thorough guidance and accurate advice to an association’s officers and Board of Directors. The legal services we provide to our client includes, but is not limited to the following:
- Assessment Collection from turnover to our office through resolution, including foreclosure of liens, representing the association’s interests in bankruptcy and foreclosure and pursuing post-judgment amounts through appropriate procedures.
- Drafting Governing Documents including amendments and restated declarations, bylaws, rules and regulations, board policies and procedures.
- Enforcement of Restrictions found in state law, recorded restrictive covenants, and rules and regulations.
- Interpretation of Governing Documents and Providing Guidance to board members and management through drafting opinion letters, answering board member questions and moderating annual and board meetings.
- Contract Review, Modification and Negotiation for new and existing contracts for providers of services, bulk internet/cable, new construction, and repair and maintenance of common elements.
- General Counsel and Board Member Education regarding board members’ obligations under the Illinois Condominium Property Act, Common Interest Community Association Act, General Not For Profit Corporation Act and federal law.
- Litigation when necessary to protect and defend the association’s interests in its property and its governing documents against owners and third parties.
The attorneys at Keough & Moody, P.C. are educators, problem solvers and advocates for our association clients. Through articles published through CAI, ACTHA, Positively Naperville and its own channels, and through its self-sponsored speaking events and those through CAI and ACTHA, its attorneys enjoy educating board members and managers about changes in the law, board member obligations and effective governance.
Why Choose Keough & Moody, P.C.?
Having a team of attorneys knowledgeable and experienced in dealing with condominium and homeowners’ association issues and concerns is important for every community. Keough & Moody, P.C. works closely with its clients from the beginning of the process, and provides personalized services at every step of the way. Our attorneys are capable of drafting all types of legal documents, from contracts with service providers to community instruments and everything in between. Moreover, we are adept at handling compliance and zoning issues, and can help you find effective ways in resolving disputes.With deep knowledge of nuances of the laws and intricacies involved in homeowners’, townhome, and condominium association cases, our attorneys can handle even the most complex matters in a timely and cost-effective manner. Contact Keough & Moody, P.C. today to schedule an initial consultation and discuss your case with one of our attorneys. We have offices in Naperville and Chicago, IL.
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