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Steven Bloomberg is a principal at Chuhak & Tecson, P. C. where he focuses his practice on condominium and common interest community association law, corporate and real estate matters and local governmental law. He is also a founder of the Community Association Institute of Illinois.
Steven is rated AV, the highest ranking by Martindale-Hubbell, one of the oldest and best-known catalogs of lawyers in the United States "a testament to the fact that a lawyer's peers rank him or her at the highest level of professional excellence." Additionally, he is author of "The Owners and Managers Guide to Condominium Management," Institute of Real Estate Management, 1978 and 1984; and "Condominium Development Forms with Commentary," Illinois Chapter, Callaghan and Company, 1990.
As a result of Steven's extensive experience in the condominium and association field, he consults with banks and prepares loan documents tailored to condominium and homeowner associations.
Steven and his son, David, work together as a team and have put together a unique system for associations in the collection of delinquent assessments. They are available to perform other services for their association clients, such as:
answer legal questions regarding operations and governance;
prosecute and defend the association in litigation matters;
prepare declaration and bylaw amendments;
review rules and regulations;
enforce restrictions, covenants, and rules and regulations;
serve as the registered agent for the not-for-profit corporation;
prepare board resolutions, policies, proxies and other official documents;
review loan documentation;
review and negotiate contracts;
guide associations through transition from developer control and address turnover issues;
represent the association in federal and state courts and before administrative agencies;
review, analyze and interpret insurance policies;
review and prepare easement and license agreements;
condominium conversions of apartment buildings;
review and advise on requests for accommodations by disabled residents; and
defend Fair Housing Act complaints and other claims of discrimination.
Since 1972, Steven has represented hundreds of associations throughout the Chicago metropolitan area and has extensive experience serving the needs of and guiding boards of directors through a wide variety of issues. He has litigated many cases on behalf of associations in state and federal courts, including the Illinois Supreme Court. A precedent case-setting law in Illinois that Steven participated in was Apple ICondominium Association v. Worth Bank and Trust Co., which established the right of associations to amend their declarations to restrict leasing of units and differentiated the standard of review between the adoption of rules and amendments to declarations.
Prior to entering private practice, Steven worked as the Assistant Attorney General for the State of Illinois from 1971 to 1973 and Special Assistant Attorney General for the State of Illinois from 1973 to 1975.
He is a member of the firm's associate/paralegal oversight committee.
Notable Cases and Results:
A precedent case-setting law in Illinois that Mr. Bloomberg participated in was Apple II Condominium Association v. Worth Bank and Trust Co., which established the right of associations to amend their declarations to restrict leasing of units and differentiated the standard of review between the adoption of rules and amendments to declarations.
U.S. District Court, Northern District of Illinois
U.S. Court of Appeals, Seventh Circuit
Hourly Rate: Varies By Case
Law School: DePaul University School of Law,J.D., 1968
Undergraduate School: University of Wisconsin-Madison, B.S., 1965
Condominium associations, common interest community associations, townhome associations, Rosen Motors, Itaska Bank
Since 1972, Mr. Bloomberg has represented hundreds of condominium and common interest community associations throughout the Chicago metropolitan area. Prior to entering private practice, he worked as the assistant attorney general for the State of Illinois from 1971 to 1973 and special assistant attorney general for the State of Illinois from 1973 to 1975.
From 1973 to 2005, he was a partner in the firm of Moss & Bloomberg Ltd, and served as a partner at Tressler LLP from 2005 to 2010.
He joined Chuhak & Tecson in 2010.
Bar/Professional Association Involvement:
Community Association Institute of Illinois
Illinois State Bar Association
Chicago Bar Association
DuPage Bar Association
Will County Bar Associations
Leading Lawyers since 2005
Martindale Hubbel, AV-rated
Presentation: Community Associations in a Distressed Market, NBI Seminar, September 2009
Author: "Condominium Development Forms with Commentary," Illinois Chapter, Callaghan and Company, 1990
Author: "The Owners and Managers Guide to Condominium Management," Institute of Real Estate Management, 1978 and 1984
Founder: Illinois Chapter of Community Association Institute
Published Legal Writing:
"The Owners and Managers Guide to Condominium Management," Institute of Real Estate Management, 1978, 1984
"Condominium Development: Forms with Commentary," Illinois Chapter, Callaghan and Company, 1990
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Mr. Bloomberg and his son David, also a principal at Chuhak & Tecson, work as a team in the Condominium and Common Interest Community Association practice group.1031222