Education





2017 Chicago Conference  (subject to change)

Best of Condo Adviser
Presenter: Howard Dakoff, Partner, Levenfeld Pearlstein, LLC 

Since 2012, attorney Howard Dakoff has addressed condo-related issues as the Condo Adviser columnist for the Chicago Tribune, Sunday Edition. Listen as he shares his most memorable and unusual questions, along with personal observations on community living.

How to Make a State Law Serve You
Presenters: Michael Kim, Attorney, Michael C. Kim & Associates
    Dave Winters, ACTHA Lobbyist

ACTHA's Legislative Committee Co-Chair Mike Kim will present an update regarding this year’s busy legislative session and discuss laws impacting community associations.  Learn how association board members, unit owners and vendors can be effective legislative advocates.

Major Projects: Strategies to Control Costs
Presenter: Peter Power, RA/Principal, Klein & Hoffman
  Janice Avery, Property Manager, FirstService Residential
 
Capital projects that go awry can drain association resources.  Learn effective strategies to keep projects within budget and without headaches!  The role of a project manager and the importance of specifications will also be discussed.

Learn How to Save Money on Your Property Taxes 
Presenters: Fran O'Malley, Attorney, Worsek & Vihon
    Dan Michaelides, Analyst, Cook County Board of Review

In 2018, all properties within the city of Chicago will be reassessed, impacting your property taxes. Learn about the reassessment process as well as how to appeal. Best practices will also be discussed regarding opt-outs, senior freeze considerations and communication to owners.

Contracts: Getting More and Spending Less
Presenters: David Buetow, Attorney, Fuchs & Roselli, Ltd.
                    Michelle Feola, Partner, Fuchs & Roselli, Ltd.

A contract is a voluntary arrangement between two or more parties that is enforceable by law as a binding legal agreement.  Explore the elements of a contract and methods to establish a mutually beneficial contract between the association and vendor.


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