Jessica Ryan joined Kovitz Shifrin Nesbit in 2001 and became a principal of the firm in 2011. As head of the Landlord/Tenant Department, she has extensive experience in assisting landlords and property managers with rental property issues, including: evictions, building code violations, construction defect litigation, third party, tenant, and vendor disputes, and lease or contract review to confirm compliance with state statutes and local ordinances. She has a wide-range of experience in landlord/tenant litigation and is well-versed in the Chicago Residential Landlord Tenant Ordinance (RLTO) as well as the Cook County Residential Tenant and Landlord Ordinance (RTLO).
Jessica also assists condominium, townhome, and homeowners associations with forcible entry and detainer issues, covenant and rule enforcement, and collection of damages and fees. In addition, she has successfully argued before the Second District Appellate Court and prevailed over Motions brought in the Illinois Supreme Court.
Jessica is a frequent speaker at industry tradeshows and community seminars. She regularly contributes articles to local and national publications addressing relevant and timely landlord/tenant issues. She currently serves on the Chicagoland Apartment Association (CAA) Board of Directors and acts as local counsel to the National Apartment Association.
Illinois State Bar Association
May 2020: Presenter, Local Legal Update, Chicagoland Apartment Association.
May 2020: Presenter, Local Legal Update, Community Investment Corporation.
November 2013 – 2017: Presenter, “Crime Free Housing” Seminar, Mount Prospect Police Department.