KSN attorney Paul Ochmanek represents condominium, homeowner (HOA), and townhome community associations. He also handles commercial/residential transactions.
Paul provides his association clients with a variety of corporate legal services including amendments to declarations and by-laws, drafting rules, and rule enforcement. He provides guidance on the special assessment process, board elections, assessment collection, foreclosures, bankruptcy issues, and developer turnover.
Paul counsels the board of directors for an association on general matters, corporate actions, contracts, and dispute resolution.
Paul assists condominium associations in working with developers in the complex process of condominium deconversion (converting a condominium building into an apartment building).
Paul has closed several Chicagoland deconversion transactions including 4063-4065 N. Sheridan, 1319 W. Sherwin, 1226 N. Greenview, 5830-5834 South Calumet, 2151 Ridge, 2537 N. Wayne, 222-240 Asbury Avenue, 3264-70 N. Clark & 901-911 W. School, and 732 West Bittersweet .
Prior to joining KSN, Paul was a sole-proprietor representing associations, cooperative buildings, as well as buyers and sellers. As a former litigator, Paul represented associations in collection cases, bankruptcy matters, foreclosure defense, building code matters, and governing documents enforcement.
Paul received his undergraduate degree from Michigan State University and is a graduate of The University of Illinois Chicago School of Law. He has practiced law since 2006.