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Jan 24, 2020

Chuhak & Tecson Principal James Stevens to present at Illinois Community Associations Institute's conference

Chuhak & Tecson, P.C. principal James Stevens will present at 2020 Vision, the most comprehensive one-day event for community associations in the state of Illinois. Hosted by the Community Associations Institute, Illinois chapter (CAI-IL), this 38th annual conference and expo is set for 7:30 a.m. to 6 p.m. Friday, Feb. 21, at the Donald E. Stephens Convention Center in Rosemont. Over 1,500 industry professionals and homeowner volunteer leaders will be in attendance, plus 200 exhibitors. Entry fees range from $10 to $100 and minimally include all education sessions and handouts, exhibit hall access, a buffet lunch and a late-afternoon networking reception. For costs, features and registration information, click here.

Stevens will be joined by Laura Nicolini, executive director of FirstService Residential, to present “Tips to Bid, Negotiate and Execute Contracts.” The session will identify negotiation difficulties and other common downfalls property managers face as well as provide legal best practices and practical methods to implement an effective contracting process.

Stevens has devoted his career to representing condominium and homeowners associations, advising on litigation and managing transactional matters. He uses his experience in community association law to give leaders and clients straightforward, friendly counsel, even after-hours. In 2018 and again in 2019, Stevens was chosen by Leading Lawyers Magazine as one of the Top 100 Emerging Real Estate-Related attorneys in Illinois and has earned the ranking of Emerging Lawyer for five consecutive years.

CAI-IL works to connect homeowners, community managers and business partners in a premier organization that cultivates excellence in community associations via better business practices. The Illinois Chapter is home to over 1500 members who represent the interests of 3.5 million homeowners across 18,000 different community associations, and is one of 60 CAI chapters in the country.