Howard S. Dakoff is a partner in the Community Associations Practice Group of Levenfeld Pearlstein, LLC.  He concentrates his practice in condominium, real estate, and general corporate law.  Howard has extensive experience in drafting condominium declarations and by-laws, counseling condominium and homeowners’ associations through governing documents enforcement and rendering legal advice on general governance issues for community associations.

Howard is the co-author of the current chapter on "Condominium Management" for the Condominium Law textbook published by the Illinois Institute for Continuing Legal Education.  Howard also regularly publishes articles on a variety of condominium and community association topics and has lectured extensively at seminars on homeowner association law.  Howard has been featured in such publications as Chicago Tribune, the Chicago Sun Times, and Common Interest Magazine and is a weekly columnist for the Chicago Tribune, Sunday Edition, as the Condo Adviser.

Howard was recently elected to the College of Community Association Lawyers of the Community Associations Institute, has been named by the Chicago Daily Law Bulletin as one of "40 Illinois Attorneys Under 40 to Watch," was listed as an Illinois Leading Lawyer and also has been named an Illinois Super Lawyer.

  • Bar Admissions: Illinois, 1996

    Court Admissions: U.S. District Court, Northern District of Illinois

    Education: University of Wisconsin at Madison, B.S., 1992
    John Marshall Law School, J.D., 1996

  • Memberships: Chicago Bar Association - Subcommittee on Condominiums
    Illinois State Bar Association
    Community Associations Institute
    The Association of Condominiums, Townhouse and Homeowners' Association
    Leading Lawyer Network
    Elected to the College of Community Association Lawyers of the Community Associations Institute

  • Honors & Awards: - AVVO Rated 10 out of 10
    - Named as one of "40 Illinois Attorneys Under 40 to Watch" by the Chicago Daily Law Bulletin
    - Named a Leading Lawyer by the Leading Lawyers Network
    - Illinois Super Lawyer - 2005, 2007, 2010-2014