A Law Firm You Can Trust

Keay & Costello, P.C. is a law firm that is dedicated to meeting all of our clients’ needs. We are small enough to maintain personal relationships with our clients and offer cost-effective representation.

The attorneys of Keay & Costello, P.C. serve clients throughout Metropolitan Chicago, specifically Cook County, DuPage County, Kane County, Kendall County, Lake County, McHenry County, and Will County. We provide legal services for individuals, businesses, community associations and other forms of business organizations in the following areas:

  • Community Association Law
  • Assessment Collection
  • Landlord & Tenant Law
  • Business & Corporate Law
  • Litigation
  • Real Estate
  • Family Law

The firm’s mission is to recognize that the principle role of law-trained personnel is to assist clients in the resolution of problems. Our firm attempts to bring closure quickly and efficiently at a reasonable fee.

Recent Articles

  • Caps on Special Assessments in Condominium Associations

    In reviewing condominium association declarations over the past several years, on a number of occasions I noted a similar provision in many condominium declarations which places a cap on the amount of a special assessment the board of directors can…

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  • Déjà Vu All Over Again: Declarant Rights

    For those of you who live in a condominium, townhome or single family community association that was built during the last development boom, you may find that where you now live doesn't look exactly as you expected it to when…

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  • Associations Obligation to Collect Assessments

    Fiduciary Obligation to Collect Assessments, Use of the Forcible Entry and Detainer Act and its Impact upon Associations While few take pleasure in pursuing their neighbors, friends, colleagues, etc. for the collection of assessments, associations and their duly elected board…

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  • Trust Ownership of a Unit

    Question: How does a trust effect the ownership of a unit? Who represents the unit when the trust has not yet been settled and there are multiple heirs? First, not all trust agreements are the same. There are land trusts,…

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  • Rules and Regulations: The Basics

    RULES AND REGULATIONS: HOW ARE THEY CREATED? HOW ARE THEY ENFORCED? I. What are they? While the adoption of rules and regulations is not required of any community association in Illinois, most find it advantageous to do so. As compared…

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  • Options for Collecting Unpaid Assessments

    Trauma Evictions Collections of Assessments and Other Sordid Tales Assessment Collection for Community Associations I. Obligation to collect assessments While few take pleasure in pursuing their neighbors, friends, colleagues, etc. for the collection of assessments, associations and their duly elected…

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  • Bankruptcies and the Impact upon Community Associations

    An Association must be aware that once it receives notice that one of its owners has filed for bankruptcy protection, and as long as the bankruptcy case is pending, no further attempts to collect any unpaid assessments may be commenced…

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  • New Community Association Laws: 2015

    The 2014 Illinois Legislative Session was quite active for condominium and common interest community associations. Over nineteen (19) pieces of legislation were introduced effecting associations. A total of nine (9) pieces of legislation passed the House of Representatives and Senate…

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  • Damage to Common Elements

    Unfortunately many associations face difficulties when damages to common elements are discovered. Typically an association is compelled to bear the expenses of fixing or replacing the damaged common element. However, what if the damage is caused by a unit owner…

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  • Removing a Member of the Board

    As any person who has served on their association's board of directors can tell you, it is a thankless job. While you are required to undertake the business of a not-for-profit corporation and assume fiduciary responsibilities to the other unit…

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