James Stevens represents condominium and homeowners associations in litigation, collection and transactional matters. He also represents business and individual clients in commercial litigation disputes, real estate litigation matters and real estate transactions.
His experience includes representing condominium associations and common interest community associations in a variety of areas, including rule enforcement, interpretation of governing documents and collection of assessments. Additionally, he provides advice to clients on their rights and responsibilities under the Illinois Condominium Property Act, the Forcible Entry and Detainer statute, the Illinois Business Corporations Act and Not for Profit Corporation Act, and the Common Interest Community Association Act. He has assisted condominium associations, from small to large, in developer turnover matters, construction defect lawsuits, defense of boards of directors in unit owner lawsuits, and day-to-day operational concerns.
James joined Tressler LLP as Senior Counsel in March 2013. Previously he was an associate with Nielsen, Zehe & Antas, P.C. where he practiced in condominium and homeowners association law, commercial litigation, and insurance subrogation and recovery. Before, he was an associate in the commercial litigation practice group of Connelly Law Group, now Rock Fusco & Connelly LLC, also representing community association, individual and business clients.
He has been admitted pro hac vice in various jurisdictions and is currently admitted to practice in the State of Illinois and the United States District and Bankruptcy Courts for the Northern District of Illinois, Northern District of Indiana, and District of Colorado.
While in law school at Case Western Reserve University School of Law, James was a member of the school’s moot court team, received the CWRU Leadership Award, and participated in the Milton Kramer Law Clinic. He earned his undergraduate degree from the University of Chicago, which has honored him with a Howell Murray Alumni Association Award and Young Alumni Service Citation. While at the University of Chicago he was a member of the Maroon Key Society, the College’s honorary society.