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Kovitz Shifrin Nesbit Launches Tax Appeal Department for Community Associations

KSN is pleased to announce the launch of KSN Tax, a new department within the firm dedicated to obtaining property tax reductions for condominium, townhome and homeowner associations.

KSN is a law firm focused on the representation of community associations in the Chicagoland area. Already providing a wide spectrum of services to community associations, KSN has now broadened its practice even further to include prosecuting property tax assessment appeals on behalf of its association clients. With the creation of KSN Tax, KSN now provides its clients truly one law firm for all of their legal needs.

KSN Tax will skillfully appeal assessments utilizing a sophisticated case tracking system that will enable attorneys to monitor and reduce an association’s property taxes. Additionally, in a feature that distinguishes KSN Tax from its competitors, KSN will handle initial collection efforts against unit owners who do not pay their share of the legal fee resulting from a successful appeal at no expense to the association.

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Community Involvement - KSN Food Drive

In honor of Mother’s Day, from May 5-16th, Kovitz Shifrin Nesbit collected non-perishable food items. These items were donated to the Wheeling Food Pantry which serves the needs of children in Wheeling’s School District 21 and District 214. A donation was also made to The Buddy Foundation, a not-for-profit animal shelter for dogs and cats, located in Arlington Heights. If you’re interested in learning more about either of these organizations, please visit their websites.


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KSN Prevails Before Illinois Supreme Court In Limiting Defenses to Nonpayment of Assessments

In an Opinion released today in the matter of Spanish Court Two Condominium Association v. Lisa Carlson, the Illinois Supreme Court held that a unit owner’s claim that her association’s failure to repair and maintain the common elements is not a “germane”, or viable, defense in a forcible entry and detainer proceeding. In so ruling, the Supreme Court made a number of important observations that should serve to protect the functioning of associations in this State. Diane Silverberg, a principal in the litigation department of Kovitz Shifrin Nesbit, argued this case before the Supreme Court on behalf of the Spanish Court Two Condominium Association.

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