Join us in Congratulating our own Shannon Schwarzwalder!

We are excited to announce that Shannon, K&M’s current business manager, recently passed the Illinois bar exam! Shannon will participate in the Illinois Bar Admission Ceremony on November 17, 2022, at which time she will be sworn in as an attorney, authorized to practice law in Illinois.

Shannon joined the firm in 1996. She began her tenure as an administrative assistant to the attorneys in the firm. In 1997, she received her paralegal certificate. She followed that up with completing her B.A. in Organizational Communications from North Central College in 2001. Not finished with the books, Shannon then completed her M.A. in Leadership Studies in 2006. Clearly a lifelong learner, she then decided to tackle law school. In May, 2022 Shannon earned her J.D. degree from the Mitchell-Hamline School of Law. All along, Shannon has been an integral part of our team and the business manager of the firm.

Since beginning with the firm 26 years ago, Shannon has remained full-time at K&M while completing her education. She remained primarily responsible for the coordination of community association collection efforts and managing the staff at K&M. She not only continued to oversee the business operations of K&M, but also remained actively engaged in the community association industry, including the Illinois Chapter of the Community Association Institute (“CAI”).

Chuck, Dawn, Gabby and the rest of our staff could not be more proud to have Shannon as a licensed attorney with the firm. We are excited for her to begin her new journey in applying her intelligence, experience and work ethic in order to serve our clients in a different way. Congratulations Shannon!