Areas of Practice
Gabriella joined the firm in 1996, and began her representation of community associations. Gabriella is primarily responsible for litigation related to community associations, which varies from breach of contract to seeking declaratory and/or injunctive relief. Gabriella’s practice also concentrates on representing community associations in non-litigation related matters, which includes providing Board of Directors’ with opinion letters, drafting amendments to the Association’s governing documents and drafting rules and regulations. She provides all areas of legal counsel to community associations within the Chicagoland area.
Education and Admissions
Gabriella received her J.D. from Loyola University of Chicago School of Law after graduating Cum Laude from Loyola University of Chicago. Gabriella is admitted to practice law in all state courts in the State of Illinois and in Wisconsin. She is also admitted to the United States Court of Appeals for the Seventh District. Gabriella is a member of the Federal Trial Bar, the Illinois State Bar Association, Chicago Bar Association, and DuPage County Bar Association. She is the co-chair of the Chicago Bar Association’s Real Property Law, Condominium Subcommittee.
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. Fewer than 150 attorneys have been granted membership in the College.
Gabriella has been involved in CAI-Illinois’ Chapter. Most recently, she was the co-chair of the Education Committee for the annual conference and tradeshow. In the past, she co-chaired the Program Committee. Gabriella also contributes written articles for CAI’s Common Interest Magazine. Gabriella also speaks at various CAI Chapter Programs, including her presentations at various Legal Forums and trade shows. Since 2015, she has been a member of the Planning Committee for the CAI National Law Seminar. She has also presented at the CAI National Law Seminar, as recently as at the 2018 Seminar. Finally, Gabriella has contributed to IICLE’s (“Illinois Institute of Continuing Legal Education”) book related to Condominium Law. She has also presented for IICLE and the National Business Institute (“NBI”) on issues related to community associations., as part of the continuing education they offer for Illinois attorneys.
Gabriella is currently the co-chair for the Chicago Bar Association’s Condominium Subcommittee.
Gabriella also presents and writes for other industry groups including MCD Media, Condo Lifestyles and Association of Condominium Townhome and Homeowners Association (“ACTHA”).