Kristofer D. Kasten, Esq.

Kristofer Kasten is a founding member of Bartzen Rosenlund Kasten LLC. Since 2008, Kris has represented Illinois community associations. He understands the multifaceted issues encountered by these associations, including transactional, governance, enforcement, and litigation matters. Kris KastenKeeping in mind both the legal and practical aspects of a situation, it is the client’s needs that drive his solution to the problem. If you were to ask Kris to describe the mission of his practice in three words, he would respond: responsiveness; thoughtfulness; and integrity.

Kris is currently Co-Chair of the Community Association Institute Legislation Action Committee (ILAC), through which he actively participates in the legislative process. He is also a member of the Community Association Institute-Illinois Chapter (CAI-IL) magazine committee. He is a member of the Chicago Bar Association Real Property Condominium Law Subcommittee, for which he served as the Legislative Liaison for about a decade. He has also served on the Association of Condominium, Townhomes and Homeowners Associations (ACTHA) legislative committee. Kris has had the privilege of testifying before multiple Illinois General Assembly House and Senate committees on legislation impacting community associations. In 2013, he received the CAI Illinois Chapter’s Rising Star Award.

Kris enjoys sharing his knowledge and experience with the community association industry in many ways. He served as a panelist at the Condominium Workshop presented by Senator Sara Feigenholtz in June 2019. He spoke at the ACTHA 2019 Spring Conference and Expo, co-presented on rule making and enforcement at the 2018 CAI Condo-HOA Conference and Expo, spoke about condominium association finances at the 2016 Condominium Legal Forum, and has co-presented at the CAI Legal Forum for several years on various topics. Kris is a frequent contributor to Common Interest magazine. Kris has been interviewed about community association issues by various media and publications, including CooperatorNews New York: The Co-op and Condo Monthly, CooperatorNews Chicagoland: The Condo, HOA and Co-op Monthly, The Chicago Tribune, WTTW, and Chicago Tonight.

  • The University of Illinois Chicago School of Law (f/k/a The John Marshall Law School), J.D., 2003
  • The University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, B.S. (Media Studies), 2000
  • Chicago Bar Association(Commercial Real Property Law Committee, Residential Real Property Law Committee and Condominium Subcommittee)
  • Community Associations Institute (CAI)

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