Joseph Scharnak concentrates his practice in Common Interest Community Association (condominium, townhome, and homeowners association, Master) law.
Born and raised in Chicago, Joseph has spent his entire legal career representing clients in both the city and surrounding suburbs in all aspects of Illinois real estate ownership and management. He possesses a unique insight of the challenges that associations face from their inception, such as: negotiating with developers during turnover; supporting newly elected board members, addressing construction defects, negotiating service contracts, and navigating violations & complaints within the association.
Joseph frequently speaks at industry conferences and strives to provide ongoing education and support to association board members and property managers. He is a regular contributor to Community Association Institute (CAI) Illinois events and newsletters. Joseph is also an active supporter of the John Marshall Law School Real Estate Law Program.
Chicago Bar Association, Condo Law Sub-Committee
“Associations May be Able to Recover Six Months of Unpaid Assessments From Foreclosure Purchasers Without Filing Suit Against the Former Owner”, JD SUPRA: June 2018.