Michael C. Kim
Mike’s practice is focused on condominium and homeowner association law, construction law, real estate law and civil litigation. With over 40 years of experience, he has personally handled a wide range of litigation, including developer transition claims, construction defect claims, contract disputes, enforcement of declaration/bylaws/rules by injunction actions, financial mismanagement claims, consumer fraud claims, civil rights/discrimination charges, directors and officers liability defense, commercial lease disputes, disability accommodation issues, employment grievances, constitutional issues, assessment collection, easement disputes, and mixed use development disputes.
AREA OF LEGAL CONCENTRATION
Mike has prepared condominium documentation for developers, negotiated and documented condominium loans for both associations and lenders, prepared and negotiated contracts (involving construction, management, landscaping, snowplowing, laundry lease, bulk internet and cable TV service, alternative energy suppliers, developer transition, and antenna leases), reviewed rules and regulations, prepared declaration/bylaws amendments, assisted in election procedures and administration, conducted rules violation hearings, and counseled innumerable clients on condominium and/or corporate issues.
Mike has taught at John Marshall Law School’s Graduate Program in Real Estate Law on condominium, cooperative and common interest community law. He has also taught numerous times at CAI-National’s prestigious Community Association Law Seminar, has spoken at CAI National Conferences, has taught other attorneys at the Law Education Institute, National Business Institute and Lorman Education Services seminars, and has lectured for the Chicago Bar Association, the Illinois CPA Society, and the Illinois Institute for Continuing Legal Education. He has been a regular presenter at the CAI-Illinois Legal Forum.
- Illinois Bar Association
- Chicago Bar Association
- Illinois Bar
- United States District Court for the Northern District of Illinois
- Seventh Circuit Court of Appeals
- S. Supreme Court
- J.D., Northwestern University of Law
- B.A., University of Hawaii, Manoa Campus, Honolulu