April 30, 2013

Announcing My New Mediation Practice

Over the last eight years, I have provided legal representation to condominium and homeowners associations and owners within such associations.  During the course of that work, I have helped numerous parties in conflict communicate with each other and identify solutions to their problems.  However, until now I have exclusively acted as an advocate for one side in each dispute.  This is about to change.  

I am excited to announce that I am now offering mediation services to community associations and owners as well as legal services.  I will discuss mediation-related topics on my new weblog seattlecondomediator.blogspot.com in the coming months. I look forward to helping associations and owners resolve their disputes through mediation.

April 11, 2013

Illinois Supreme Court Upholds HOA’s Enforcement of Speeding Restrictions

I was recently quoted in an article on HOAleader.com, a website devoted to helping community association board members stay informed about relevant laws and avoid legal trouble. The article examined a recent Illinois Supreme Court decision that upheld a homeowners association’s enforcement of speeding restrictions within a community. The Court concluded that this power was authorized by the recorded covenants and was neither an abuse of that power or an unauthorized exercise of police power.  The full article can be reviewed here.