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William J. Lapelle


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Over the years that I have practiced law, I have been able to establish a wide scope of legal knowledge and interpersonal skills in the real estate, corporate and finance areas of law. This allows me to serve a broad range of clients' needs.

Over the past 10 years, I have further focused my practice on community associations (which includes condominiums, townhomes and co-ops), in the area of governance and finance (representing banks and boards). I also maintain a practice in serving the general corporate, commercial real estate and financing needs of other clients, such as real estate developers.

Areas of Practice

  • Real Estate Law
  • Condominium Law
  • Community Association Law
  • Common Interest Community Law
  • Condominium Construction
  • Condominium Development
  • Cooperative Association
  • Homeowners Association Law
  • Property Management
  • Real Estate Finance
  • ADA Rights in Condominium Associations
  • Small Business Law

Bar Admissions

  • Illinois, 1979

Professional Associations and Memberships

  • Chicago Bar Association, Member
  • Illinois State Bar Association, Member
  • American Bar Association, Member

Past Employment Positions

  • Levenfeld Pearlstein LLC, Attorney, 2002 to 2008
  • Kwiatt & Ruben, Ltd., Attorney, 1997 to 2002
  • Capital Development Corporation, General Counsel, 1991 to 1997


  • John Marshall Law School, Chicago, Illinois
    • J.D.
  • University of Notre Dame
    • 1975