Enforcing Rules: Best Practices & the Litigation Process
Duration: 2 hrs
CE Credits: 2
Rules and regulations are the lifeblood of community living and are crucial to keeping your communities safe and protecting property values. Learn the importance of consistency in enforcement and how to maintain fairness. The reality is sometimes enforcement is not enough, and litigation is necessary. The road to litigation can be ominous and overwhelming. We will give you the roadmap you need to navigate through the enforcement and litigation process.
Kerry Bartell is a principal with the law firm of Kovitz Shifrin Nesbit and has been practicing with the firm for over 16 years. She concentrates her practice in the area of Common Interest Community Association
(condominium, townhome, homeowner, Master) law.
Kerry's expertise includes providing guidance on general matters relating to associations, as well as counseling the board of directors for an association on corporate actions, contracts, dispute resolution and other issues relating to the association as a corporation.
Kerry conducts seminars and webinars on community association law for homeowners, property managers and community associations in the Chicago land area. She is a frequent speaker at industry tradeshows and has written numerous articles featured in publications such as the Chicago Tribune, Common Interest, and Chicagoland Cooperator.
Kerry is also actively involved with Community Association Institute (CAI), where she served on the Board for six years and as Illinois Chapter President for two years. She currently serves on the Chapter Awards and Nominating Committees.
Kerry received her undergraduate degree from Northwestern University and is a graduate of the Chicago-Kent College of Law.
KSN attorney Nicholas Mitchell serves as Chairperson of KSN’s Litigation Department. Nick focuses his practice on general litigation and construction defect litigation as it applies to condominium, homeowner (HOA), and townhome community associations. Nick has extensive experience at representing clients with various backgrounds through all phases of litigation.