Nicholas P. Bartzen, Esq.

Nicholas Bartzen is a founding member of Bartzen Rosenlund Kasten LLC. He currently serves as the co-chair of the Chicago Bar Association’s Condominium Subcommittee, and is an active member of CAI-IL, the Illinois chapter of the Community Association Institute, the Illinois State Bar Association, and the American Bar Association.

Nicholas Bartzen

Nicholas is both frequently published and interviewed on condo and HOA legal issues in a range of local and national industry publications, including Condo Lifestyles Magazine, Common Interest Magazine, the CAI-Illinois publication, The New York Cooperator: The Co-op and Condo Monthly, and The Chicagoland Cooperator: The Condo, HOA and Co-op Monthly. Nicholas is also the co-author of the Illinois Institute for Continuing Legal Education (IICLE®) 2021 Edition of “Condominium Law: Governance, Authority, and Controlling Documents. linked here. He is a frequent lecturer and host of legal seminars for industry organizations and area property management companies (list of presentations available via the “Presentations” tab above). You may also see his extensive list of community association publications by clicking the “Publications” tab above.

Prior to law school, Nicholas worked for two premiere Chicago condominium management firms managing associations as a licensed Illinois CAM (Certified Association Manager), overseeing staff, and administering large-scale capital improvement projects. During his time as a property manager, Nicholas trained with the Institute of Real Estate Management (IREM®) to earn his CPM® credentials.

Finally, in addition to association law, Nicholas is a frequent speaker at forums and contributes to articles related to legal technology, including the Evolve the Law 2018 seminar, Giant City Media’s Artificial Intelligence: Moving Legal Innovation Forward seminar and multiple publications regarding legal tech. A sample of those articles and interviews can be found below:

See more information about Nicholas and his credentials at his LinkedIn page.

  • Chicago-Kent College of Law, Illinois Institute of Technology – Juris Doctor
  • Beloit College – B.A. Economics and Management
  • Community Association Institute 2020 Legal Seminar – “Technology Concerns and Considerations in the New Age for Association.”
  • CAI-Illinois – Community Forum / Expert Panel (April 2020) – “Association Response to COVID-19: Best Practices and Liability Exposure Issues.”
  • First Community Management / Spring 2020 Manager Meeting – “Collection Considerations in Light of COVID-19.”
  • FirstService Residential / Spring 2020 Board and Homeowner Training Event – Legal and Insurance Issues
  • In-house Legal Seminar – Sudler Management – Fair Housing Act Updates
  • CAI Illinois – 2020 Educational Expo – “Is that Even Legal?”
  • The Cooperator Fall Expo (McCormick Place / October 2019) – Illinois Legal Update 2019
  • Lieberman Management Services Summer Client Appreciation Event – “Recreational Marijuana and the Impact on Community Associations”
  • In-house Legal Seminar – The Habitat Company – Illinois Community Association Law Update
  • In-house Legal Seminar – Community Specialists – Illinois Community Association Law Update
  • CAI Illinois – Manager / Board Member Education Seminar – “Hot Topics in Condo Law”
  • CAI Illinois – 2019 Educational Conference and Expo – “Association Technology in the 21st Century”
  • In-house Legal Seminar – First Community Management – Collections / Evictions in Associations
  • In-house Legal Seminar – Advanced Property Specialists – Illinois Condominium Act Updates
  • CAI Illinois – Legal Expert Q&A Panel (Manager Education) – April Legal Seminar
  • In-house Legal Seminar – Associa Chicagoland – Illinois Condominium Act Updates
  • In-house Legal Seminar – Peak Properties – Illinois Condominium Act Updates

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