We are saddened to report that our partner Mark Pearlstein passed away yesterday evening after an extended illness.
A founding member of Levenfeld Pearlstein, Mark has always been, and will remain, a pillar of our firm. The imprint he leaves in his chosen and cherished field of community association law is difficult to overstate. Mark was a pioneer; he was one of the first to specialize in condominium law. His even temperament, encyclopedic knowledge, and genuine connection with clients, gave him the respect that made him—among other things—a selection to the inaugural class of the Condominium Associations Institute’s prestigious College of Community Association lawyers. That honor is just a small mark of his considerable national stature.
While Mark received many accolades, it is fitting that he viewed his greatest accomplishment as his large role in the drafting and passage of an Illinois statute that heightened professional standards in the property management industry. It is fitting because Mark embodied the professional ideal; he dedicated himself not only to immediate client needs, but to the larger good of his profession, the industry he served, and his community. He gave generously of his talents in drafting many of the statutes that regulate community associations in Illinois, and relished opportunities to speak to the many neighborhood associations that coveted their time with him.
A quiet presence but never a small one, Mark carried an integrity and decency about him that spoke louder than words. All of us at Levenfeld Pearlstein are proud to be associated with a firm that carries his name, and it is an honor for us to continue his professional legacy.
In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to:
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Illinois Center for Pancreatic and
c/o Northwest Community
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Midwest Palliative and Hospice CareCenter
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Glenview, IL 60025
The Laura Rosenberg Foundation, Inc. (Pediatric Cancers)
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Hewlett, New York 11557