Altus Legal LLC, Condo & HOA Law, is pleased to announce Kristofer D. Kasten Esq. as new Senior Legal Counsel. Altus Legal is a law firm dedicated to helping Illinois condos and HOAs solve legal issues.
For over a decade, Kris has represented Illinois community associations (condos, HOAs, co-ops, townhomes, single family HOAs). He understands the multifaceted issues encountered by these associations, including transactional governance, enforcement and litigation matters. Keeping in mind both the legal and practical aspects of a situation, it is the client’s needs that drive his solution to the problem.
Kris is a member of the Community Association Institute Legislation Action Committee (ILAC), which actively participates in and monitors the legislative process that affects community associations. He is also a member of the Community Association Institute-Illinois Chapter (CAI-IL) magazine committee. He has served on the Association of Condominium, Townhomes and Homeowners Associations (ACTHA) legislative committee, which also addresses legislation affecting Illinois community association. Furthermore, Kris is an active member of and legislative liaison for the Chicago Bar Association Real Property Condominium Law Subcommittee.
Kris enjoys sharing his knowledge and experience with the community association community in many ways, such as serving as a panelist at the Condominium Workshop presented by Sara Feignenholtz in June 2019. He also 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 and illinoiscommunityassociationlawblog.com.
Kris has had the privilege of testifying before the House and Senate Judiciary Committees of the Illinois General Assembly on legislation impacting community associations. In 2013, he received the CAI Illinois Chapter’s Rising Star Award. If you were to ask Kris to describe the mission of his practice in three words, he would respond: responsiveness; thoughtfulness; and integrity.
We are thrilled to have Kris joining the team at Altus Legal.
Kris studied at the University of Illinois (Champaign-Urbana) where he received his BA in Media Studies. He then went on to John Marshall Law School here in Chicago where he received his JD.