Gabriella R. Comstock is a Principal at Keough & Moody, P.C., in Naperville, where she concentrates her practice in community association law. Ms. Comstock was admitted to the College of Community Association Lawyers and serves on the CAI National Law Seminar Planning Committee. She is a member of the Federal Trial Bar and the Illinois State, DuPage County, and Chicago Bar Associations. She is a Cochair of the Chicago Bar Association’s Real Property Law, Condominium Subcommittee. She earned her B.S. from Loyola University of Chicago and her J.D. cum laude from Loyola University School of Law.
Howard S. Dakoff is a Partner at Levenfeld Pearlstein, LLC, in Chicago, where he concentrates his practice in community association law. Mr. Dakoff is a member of the Illinois State and Chicago Bar Associations and serves on the CBA’s Subcommittee on Condominiums. He was inducted into the College of Community Association Lawyers of the Community Associations Institute and has been named an Illinois Super Lawyer (2005, 2007, 2010 – 2014) and an Illinois Leading Lawyer — Real Estate/Condominium Law by Leading Lawyers Network. Mr. Dakoff earned his B.S. from the University of Wisconsin at Madison and his J.D. from UIC John Marshall.
Nicholas R. Galasso is a Partner at Galasso P.C., in Wheaton, where he concentrates in condominium/association law, family law, estate planning, probate, and business law. Mr. Galasso is a Past President of the DuPage Chapter of the Justinian Society of Lawyers and a member of the DuPage County and Illinois State Bar Associations. He earned his B.A. from Illinois Wesleyan University and his J.D. from UIC John Marshall Law School, where he was on the dean’s list and a CALI award recipient.
Sarah A. Johnson is a Partner with Karbal, Cohen, Economou, Silk & Dunne, LLC, in Chicago, where she focuses her practice on insurance coverage, construction contracts, professional liability, and personal injury. She is a member of the American Society of Civil Engineers. Ms. Johnson earned her B.A. summa cum laude from Washington University in St. Louis and her J.D. magna cum laude from Loyola University Chicago School of Law, where she was the Lead Articles Editor for the Loyola University Chicago Law Journal.
Michael C. Kim is Of Counsel to the firm of Schoenberg Finkel Beederman Bell Glazer LLC, in Chicago, where he concentrates in condominium, common interest community, and residential cooperative association representation as well as real estate law and construction law. Mr. Kim is a Fellow and a Past Governor of the Community Associations Institute College of Community Association Lawyers. He is a member of the Chicago Bar Association and a member and Past Chair of the CBA’s Condominium Law Subcommittee. Mr. Kim is a Coauthor for the Historical and Practice Notes to the Illinois Condominium Property Act. He earned his B.A. from the University of Hawaii (Manoa) and his J.D. from Northwestern University School of Law, where he was a former Adjunct Professor.
Newton C. Marshall is a member of Karbal, Cohen, Economou, Silk & Dunne, LLC, in Chicago, where he concentrates his practice in the area of professional liability, construction litigation, business torts, condominium litigation, consumer claims, director liability, and business fraud. Mr. Marshall is a member of the Society of Illinois Construction Attorneys (SOICA), by invitation, the Legal Counsel Forum of the American Council of Engineering Companies (ACEC), by invitation, and the Illinois Association of Defense Trial Council. He earned his B.A. from Denison University, where he was a member of the school’s economics honor society, and his J.D. from Case Western Reserve University. Mr. Marshall is a Certified Mediator in the Cook County Court-Annexed Major Case Civil Mediation Program and has had intensive training in mediation and negotiation from Pepperdine University School of Law's Straus Institute for Dispute Resolution.
Kenneth A. Michaels, Jr. is a Partner at Bauch & Michaels, LLC, in Chicago, where he concentrates his practice in serving business clients in transactions and litigation matters. Mr. Michaels is an active member in the Chicago, Illinois State, and American Bar Associations. He has authored many law review articles and taught in seminars and classrooms for decades, including teaching Business Association Law and Lawyering Skills courses at UIC John Marshall Law School in Chicago. Mr. Michaels serves as a public official in Lake and McHenry Counties and as a director of the Midwest Young Artists Conservatory in Fort Sheridan. Mr. Michaels earned his B.A. in Philosophy from Loyola University of Chicago and his J.D. from UIC John Marshall Law School, where he was the first Fellow at the Center for Information Technology and Privacy Law.
Dawn L. Moody is a Principal at Keough & Moody, P.C., in Naperville, where she focuses on condominium and common interest community associations. Ms. Moody is a member of the Illinois State Bar Association. She earned her B.A. cum laude from North Central College and her J.D. with honors from the IIT, Chicago-Kent College of Law.
Myles Philipp is a Senior Manager at Cantey Associates, in Wheaton, where he concentrates in homeowner associations’ audit and tax matters. He is a member of the CAI-Illinois, serving on the Finance Committee and the Manager Education Committee. Mr. Philipp earned his B.A. from Eureka College and his CPA, Master of Accountancy from DePaul University.
Elyse M. Ryanis an associate at Hinshaw & Culbertson LLP, in Chicago, where she concentrates her practice in toxic tort, medical device, and long-term care facility litigation; products liability; personal injury; and construction. Ms. Ryan is a member of the Chicago and American Bar Associations. She earned her B.A. cum laude from Miami University and her J.D. magna cum laude from DePaul University College of Law, where she was a member of the Order of the Coif.
Kevin R. Sido is a Partner at Hinshaw & Culbertson LLP in Chicago, where he focuses his practice on civil litigation with an emphasis in construction law and alternative dispute resolution. Mr. Sido is a mediator and arbitrator with ADR Systems Chicago and the American Arbitration Association. He is a member of the Society of Illinois Construction Attorneys and the Illinois State Bar Association. Mr. Sido earned his B.A. from the University of Illinois, where he received the Bronze Tablet Award and was a member of Phi Beta Kappa, and his J.D. from the University of Illinois College of Law.
Karen Skoric is President of Cantey Associates, in Wheaton, where she concentrates on accounting/taxation for community associations. Ms. Skoric is a member of the Illinois CPA Society and the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants. She is also a member of the Community Association Institute (CAI-Illinois and Wisconsin Chapter), has served on the Board of Directors for both organizations as well as various committees, and is the Olympus Award Recipient of CAI-Illinois and Rising Star Award Winner of CAI-Illinois and Wisconsin. In addition, Ms. Skoric is a member of the Association of Condominium, Townhouse, and Homeowners Association (ACTHA) Teacher of the Learn and Lead — Financial Aspects. Ms. Skoric earned her B.S. from Elmhurst College and is a certified public accountant.