Jordan's idea was to open a style practice that provided quality legal services to businesses and full service representation of community associations, including comdominium associations and HOAs. In 1985, Jordan joined forces with several well-established, highly regarded Chicago attorneys, and eventually became known as Kovitz Shifrin & Waitzman. Over the years, the firm recruited many highly talented lawyers, changed its name a few times, and achieved formidable growth.
Today, Kovitz Shifrin Nesbit is staffed by more than thirty attorneys and a diverse team of legal assistants, paralegals, and administrative staff.
We attribute our success, above all things, to a simple philosophy that is instilled in all KSN team members, from junior associates to senior shareholders: "Return your phone calls and emails promptly, get your work done quickly, and be nice to people.”
We have continually sought innovative solutions to our clients’ legal needs. Here are some of the major condo law innovations that we have implemented over the years.
2017: Kovitz Shifrin Nesbit launches the KSN Podcast; an audio series that examines various aspects of our industry including association law, landlord/tenant law, and business law. In each episode, KSN attorneys share their experience and expertise as they discuss legal updates, best practices, industry trends, and more.
2016: Kovitz Shifrin Nesbit introduces the KSN App; a free resource to mobile-friendly articles, laws, ordinances, and more.
2015: KSN launches an upgraded website in order to provide our clients and the community with a mobile-friendly online resource.
2011: KSN begins implementing videoconferencing to increase our attorneys’ accessibility to clients.
2009: KSN introduces insurance litigation to help clients manage their exposure to costly litigation scenarios.
2005: KSN launches first-ever online portal for association collections.
1985: KSN opens a Collections Department to assist with collection of overdue assessments.
1983: KSN introduces monthly retainers to help associations manage their legal fees.