CHICAGO: Levenfeld Pearlstein Mourns Loss of Mark D. Pearlstein | Business Wire | Rock Hill Herald Online:
CHICAGO — The Levenfeld Pearlstein family, together with the greater Illinois legal community, are mourning the loss of Mark D. Pearlstein, 64, who died on December 11 following an extended illness.
Mr. Pearlstein was co-founder of Levenfeld Pearlstein, and was well-known for his contributions to the legal community, especially in the area of community association law. He focused his practice on representing community associations and developers.
His proudest moment as an attorney was the adoption of the law he primarily drafted--known as the Community Association Manager Licensing Act--a statute in Illinois meant to regulate and license property managers. The law, which took him about six years to finalize, was a great accomplishment; it established a code of professionalism among property owners and managers.
Mark was not only one of the best community association lawyers in the country. He was also a terrific human being who genuinely cared about the rights of owners. In one case that I know of, he served as an expert witness on behalf of an owner in a case over the right to inspect association records. A whole lot of people will miss him--including me.