THE OMBUDSPERSON: 2016 AMENDMENTS AND UPDATE On August 12, 2016 Governor Rauner signed Public Act 99-0776 which makes several significant changes to the original Ombudsperson Act. This article will provide quick highlights of […]Read more
Douglas J. Sury is a shareholder of Keay & Costello, P.C., Wheaton, Illinois. Mr. Sury has been licensed to practice law in the State of Illinois and the United States District Court for the Northern District of Illinois since 1999. Mr. Sury represents condominium and common-interest communities and other not-for-profit corporations. He focuses his practice on civil and commercial litigation, community association law, not-for-profit corporation law and real estate.
Through a variety of methods, Mr. Sury frequently volunteers his time in a continuing effort to improve the working and living environments for condominium and common-interest community boards and members. In addition to publishing several articles, he is a frequent speaker and panelist at community association seminars and community volunteer certification programs. Mr. Sury has also been a guest speaker at “town hall” meetings hosted by state legislators.
Since 2011, Mr. Sury has been an active member of the Association of Condominium, Townhome and Homeowners Association (ACTHA) Legislative Action Committee. In 2014, Mr. Sury testified before the Illinois Senate Judiciary Committee in opposition to Senate Bill 2664, a bill which would have substantially reduced the ability of condominium associations to recover unpaid assessments on foreclosed units. He later drafted Governor Quinn’s Amendatory Veto of Senate Bill 2664 and the bill ultimately died in the Senate. In 2015, Mr. Sury drafted Senate Bill 1374 which closed a loophole that was being exploited by developers when establishing non-condominium communities. Senate Bill 1374 was signed into law by Governor Rauner on July 14, 2015.
Mr. Sury is also a member of the Illinois chapter of the Community Associations Institute, the Illinois Association of Lake Communities and the Illinois State, DuPage County, Kane County and Will County bar associations.