Howard Dakoff

Howard Dakoff

Levenfeld Pearlstein

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Illinois Case Law and Legislation Update

Effective January 1, 2015, Section 18.4 of the ICPA was amended to permit a condominium Board of Directors to adopt and amend its rules and regulations to allow for electronic delivery of notices and other communications...more

8/26/2014 - Board of Directors Condominium Associations Condominiums Foreclosure Mortgages Written Notice

The Palm II Court Decision Cracks Down On Condominium Boards

On March 21, 2014, the Illinois Appellate Court entered a Rule 23 Order in Palm vs. 2800 Lake Shore Drive Condominium Association ("Palm II"). A Rule 23 Order may not be cited as precedent in other cases in Illinois courts,...more

5/23/2014 - Appellate Review Board of Directors Condominium Associations Condominiums Corporate Governance Email Email Policies Fiduciary Duty Liability Operative Documents Palm II

Illinois Supreme Court Rules In Favor Of Condominium Associations Collecting Delinquent Assessments

On March 20, 2014, the Illinois Supreme Court published its court ruling in Spanish Court Two Condominium Association v. Lisa Carlson, 2014 IL 115342, which reversed a lower court’s opinion that a unit owner may raise as a...more

3/26/2014 - Condominium Associations Condominiums

7 Illinois Laws Community Associations Need To Know

Chicago Financial Books and Records Disclosure Ordinance (Effective January 15, 2014) - Levenfeld Pearlstein, LLC Partner Howard S. Dakoff testified on January 8, 2013, before the City of Chicago Committee on Housing...more

2/5/2014 - Community Associations Compliance

Accessibility concerns for disabled condo owners [Video]

Chicago Tribune Condo Adviser columnist Howard Dakoff on the factors behind modifying a unit to aid disabled owners. Howard is a partner in the Community Associations Practice Group of Levenfeld Pearlstein, LLC....more

10/11/2013 - Condominiums Disability FHA

Rules for rewarding 'super' condo board members [Video]

Chicago Tribune Condo Adviser columnist Howard Dakoff discusses the way in which "super" board members who go above and beyond the call of duty could be compensated for their extra service. Howard is a partner in the...more

10/10/2013 - Board of Directors Bylaws Condominium Associations Conflicts of Interest Employment Contract Independent Contractors Insurers Wages

Condo Water Invasion: Potential Medical Liability? [Video]

Chicago Tribune Condo Adviser columnist Howard Dakoff on how condo owners may address concerns arising from water infiltration in their homes. Howard is a partner in the Community Associations Practice Group of Levenfeld...more

10/10/2013 - Condominium Associations Flooding Reimbursements Repairs Toxic Mold

How to Deal with Delinquent Condo Board Members [Video]

Chicago Tribune Condo Adviser columnist Howard Dakoff explains why you are out of luck if your condo board member doesn't pay up. Howard is a partner in the Community Associations Practice Group of Levenfeld Pearlstein, LLC....more

10/9/2013 - Annual Assessments Condominium Associations Condominiums

Condo complaints not in writing?  [Video]

Chicago Tribune Condo Adviser columnist Howard Dakoff describes what to do when complaints to a condo board aren't in writing. Howard is a partner in the Community Associations Practice Group of Levenfeld Pearlstein, LLC....more

10/9/2013 - Complaint Procedures Condominiums Fines Writing Requirement

Assessments, Condos vs. Town Homes  [Video]

Chicago Tribune Condo Adviser columnist Howard Dakoff explains why there's not always a one size fits all formula for calculating town home assessments. Howard is a partner in the Community Associations Practice Group of...more

10/8/2013 - Condominiums Homeowners' Association Property Valuation Purchase Price

Condo Adviser: Condominium Rules and Enforcement  [Video]

Chicago Tribune Condo Adviser columnist Howard Dakoff explains what happens when condominium rules are violated. ...more

6/13/2013 - Condominium Rules Condominiums

Condo Adviser: Adjacent Development Rights and Objections [Video]

Chicago Tribune Condo Adviser columnist Howard Dakoff on how association and unit owners may address concerns over adjacent developments, and the likelihood they could object....more

6/13/2013 - Condominium Associations Condominiums

Condo Adviser: What is 'FHA approved,' exactly?  [Video]

Chicago Tribune Condo Adviser columnist Howard Dakoff on the benefits of, and myths surrounding, loans backed by the Federal Housing Administration....more

6/13/2013 - Condominiums FHA Loans Mortgages

Updated Booklet: Illinois Condominium Property Act And Common Interest Community Association Act

In This Issue: - Short title - Definitions - Applicability - Submission of property - Declaration--Contents - Construction, interpretation, and validity of Condominium Instruments - Plat to be recorded -...more

3/7/2012 - Community Associations Condominium Property Act Condominiums

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