James R. Stevens

James R. Stevens

Counsel

Contact Info

Phone: (312) 876-6926

Primary Office

Chicago
161 North Clark Street
Suite 4200
Chicago, IL 60601

James R. Stevens

Counsel

James R. Stevens

Jamie Stevens advises community associations on a range of issues related to their daily business operations, serving as their general legal advisor. In his work with the leaders of condominium and other common interest communities on governing documents, finances, litigation and transactional issues, Jamie provides them with perspective and broad knowledge in their legal matters. His experience includes: drafting easements, bylaws and declarations; advising on developer turnover matters and assessment collection; interpreting governing documents; and counseling on the variety of contract, dispute, and business concerns they face. In litigation, Jamie represents associations in covenant interpretation and enforcement matters and defends associations against various claims, drawing from broad on-the-ground experience with associations in their life cycles

Aside from his role as counselor, Jamie relies on his familiarity with the Illinois Condominium Property Act and Common Interest Community Association Act to assist clients in transactional matters such as deconversion sales of entire properties, lending transactions in the community association marketplace, and development of condominium and common interest properties. His experience includes drafting and negotiating purchase and sale agreements and preparing documentation to establish and develop condominium properties. He also assists with distressed property redevelopment, financing and receivership actions to resolve properties in crisis.

Thought Leadership

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Seminar, Webinar & Podcast
July 13, 2021
James Stevens to Present at Illinois Community Associations Institute's 2021 Virtual Legal Forum
Seminar, Webinar & Podcast
February 16, 2021
Stevens to Present at Chicago Bar Association on Condos, HOAs and Remote Voting
Seminar, Webinar & Podcast
February 21, 2020
Stevens to present at Illinois Community Associations Institute's Legal Forum 2020

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Credentials and Accolades

Honors and Awards

Named one of the Top 100 Emerging Real Estate-Related Lawyers in Illinois, Leading Lawyers Magazine, 2018 to present

Named an Emerging Lawyer, Leading Lawyers Magazine, 2016 to present

Young Alumni Service Citation, University of Chicago, 2008

National Next Generation Leader Award, 2007

Memberships and Affiliations

Community Associations Institute

Chicago Bar Association

American Constitution Society for Law and Policy, Chicago Chapter

  • Board of Directors, 2007-2010

Education

J.D., Case Western Reserve University School of Law, 2007

B.A., University of Chicago, 2004

Bar Admissions

Illinois

Jamie Stevens advises community associations on a range of issues related to their daily business operations, serving as their general legal advisor. In his work with the leaders of condominium and other common interest communities on governing documents, finances, litigation and transactional issues, Jamie provides them with perspective and broad knowledge in their legal matters. His experience includes: drafting easements, bylaws and declarations; advising on developer turnover matters and assessment collection; interpreting governing documents; and counseling on the variety of contract, dispute, and business concerns they face. In litigation, Jamie represents associations in covenant interpretation and enforcement matters and defends associations against various claims, drawing from broad on-the-ground experience with associations in their life cycles

Aside from his role as counselor, Jamie relies on his familiarity with the Illinois Condominium Property Act and Common Interest Community Association Act to assist clients in transactional matters such as deconversion sales of entire properties, lending transactions in the community association marketplace, and development of condominium and common interest properties. His experience includes drafting and negotiating purchase and sale agreements and preparing documentation to establish and develop condominium properties. He also assists with distressed property redevelopment, financing and receivership actions to resolve properties in crisis.