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

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

  • The Return of Leasing and Restrictions at Associations

      As Illinois and the rest of the nation recovers from the crash of the residential real estate market, the issue of leasing restrictions has, again, arisen. Many associations having survived the onslaught of foreclosures are awaking to realize that…

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  • Which Six Month Rule Applies?

    CONDOMINIUMS vs. COMMON INTEREST COMMUNITIES A common source of confusion among property managers, association boards, and even attorneys is how to calculate the amount of charges that must be a paid by a third-party buyer (i.e., not the foreclosing bank)…

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  • Does the Property Management Agreement meet the Association’s needs?

    A FEW SIGNIFICANT ISSUES TO FOCUS ON IN CONDOMINIUM, HOA and TOWNHOME ASSOCIATION PROPERTY MANAGEMENT AGREEMENTS One of the most important individuals involved in keeping many condominium, homeowner and townhome associations going on a day-to-day basis is the property manager.…

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  • Summer Pool Fun and the Fair Housing Act

      SUMMER FUN AT THE COMMUNITY POOL: DO WE REALLY NEED TO THINK ABOUT THE FAIR HOUSING ACT? Spring is finally here and Memorial Day, the unofficial kick-off to summer, is just around the corner. The lead up to Memorial…

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  • The Ombudsperson Act

    THE OMBUDSPERSON: COMING SOON TO A STATE NEAR YOU  On December 29, 2014, outgoing Governor Pat Quinn signed into law the Condominium and Common Interest Community Ombudsperson Act, following its passage during veto session. With Governor Quinn’s signature, Illinois became…

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  • Implementing Electronic Voting/Notices

    How to implement electronic voting and notices within your association Public Act 98-1042 took effect on January 1, 2015. This Public Act contains changes to both the Illinois Condominium Property Act (“Condominium Act”) and the Illinois Common Interest Community Association…

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  • Are Pre-Bankruptcy Assessments Recoverable?

    Collection of Pre-Bankruptcy Association Assessments . . . It Can be Done When a homeowner in an association files for chapter 7 federal bankruptcy protection, bankruptcy law triggers certain rights and responsibilities for that homeowner and the association as they…

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  • Interior Damage…Who Is Responsible?

    Interior Damage to Townhome Units One of the common questions we receive from townhome associations is regarding damage to the interior of a townhome unit resulting from a roof leak or ice damming that causes water to infiltrate into a…

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  • Mechanic’s Liens, Fear No More

    A mechanic’s lien can be a powerful tool for contractors and provides an extraordinary legal remedy for those providing labor and/or materials. However, that power is not easily granted to contractors. Those seeking to derive the benefits of a mechanics…

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  • 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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