Condo Attorneys

Michael Shifrin, Attorney

Michael D. McCulloch

Michael Shifrin

Position: Attorney
Location: 564 W. Randolph, Ste 200
Chicago, IL 60661
E-Mail: info@hirzellaw.com
Tel: (312) 646-2770 

Michael Shifrin is Of-Counsel to Hirzel Law, PLC and assists the firm with its Illinois association cases and legal matters. Mr. Shifrin possesses a deep understanding of condominium and community association law and the numerous challenges board members face while serving their community.  Michael utilizes a highly refined practice style to help sculpt community associations into first-class communities while achieving outstanding results for clients.

Mr. Shifrin has been named an Illinois Rising Star by Illinois Super Lawyers Magazine three times during his career, a recognition limited to the top 2.5% of lawyers under 40 years of age. Additionally, he was selected as an Emerging Lawyer in Illinois in 2019 by Leading Lawyers, which recognizes those under the age of 40 that prove themselves professional and experienced in their legal career.

As a former co-chair of the Community Association Institute (CAI, Illinois Chapter) Membership Committee, author of numerous articles within industry trade publications, and sought-after speaker at various trade show exhibitions, Mr. Shifrin is an active participant and recognized leader in the condominium and community association industry.

  • Super Lawyers – Illinois “Rising Star”.  A distinction given to no more than 2.5% of the attorneys in Illinois each year. (3-Time Selectee).
  • Leading Lawyers
    • Leading Lawyer in Illinois for Creditor’s Rights/Commercial Collections Law (2021 – present).
    • Emerging Lawyer (2019).
  • Top 10 Misunderstandings About Condominium and Community Associations” Shifrin Legal Blog, June 2, 2022.
  • “Should Board Members Live Onsite?”, Shifrin Legal Blog, March 7, 2022.
  • “Property Managers: The Unsung Heroes of Condo and Community Associations”, Shifrin Legal Blog, October 13, 2021.
  • “Don’t Roll the Dice with Unclear Rules for your Community Association!”, Shifrin Legal Blog, September 10, 2021.
  • Featured, “When Should Your Condo or Community Association Update its Governing Documents,” Newswires, August 13, 2021
  • Author, “Should your Community Association Allow Leasing?” Shifrin Legal Blog, August 12, 2021
  • Featured, “Shifrin Legal and Michael Shifrin Discuss the Importance of Legal Services to Condo and Community Associations,” IssueWire, July 23, 2021
  • Author, “3 Keys to Running Smooth Association Elections,” Shifrin Legal Blog, July 14, 2021
  • Featured, “You May be Worried about a Surfside-Style Disaster in Chicago. Experts Aren’t. Here’s Why. Last Week’s Report of Delayed Structural Repairs at a High-Profile Gold Coast Address Kindled Fears, but the Situation Here is Different,” Crain’s Chicago Business, July 13, 2021
  • Author, “The Role Discrimination Plays in Condo and Community Associations Discrimination Within Condo and Community Associations,” Shifrin Legal Blog, June 17, 2021
  • Featured, “Michael Shifrin and Shifrin Legal Help Community Associations Navigate Evictions During the Pandemic,” Newswires, June 15, 2021
  • Featured, “Chicago Attorney Michael Shifrin Addresses Discrimination within Community Associations,” Matek Law, Online Legal Information, May 21, 2021
  • Author, “Strategies for Conducting an Efficient Violation Hearing,” Shifrin Legal Blog, May 13, 2021
  • Featured, “Michael Shifrin Discusses The Unsung Heroes of Condo and Community Associations,” Matek Law, Online Legal Information, April 20, 2021
  • Author, “Top 10 Board Member Mistakes to Avoid,” Shifrin Legal Blog, April 14, 2021
  • Featured, “Michael Shifrin Discusses the Unsung Heroes of Condo & Community Associations,” Inter Press Service News Agency: Business, April 10, 2021
  • Featured, “Attorney Michael Shifrin Enables Sustainable Community Development,” PressWire, March 11, 2021
  • Author, “Humpty Dumpty Lacked Proper Hygiene; Humpty Dumpty Got COVID-19; The Association Lacked Proper Covenants; Humpty Dumpty Used Common Elements; All The Unit Owners Suffered Major Ailment; This Could’ve Been Avoided With Rule Enforcement!” Common Interest, A Publication of CAI-Illinois Chapter, Spring 2021
  • Author, “360 Degree Perspective on Dealing with Excessive Noise,” Shifrin Legal Blog, February 25, 2021


IIT-Chicago-Kent College of Law
Juris Doctor, 2005

University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign
Bachelor of Arts, Speech Communications, 2002, With Distinction.

Bar Admissions

  • State Bar of  Illinois
  • U.S. District Court, Northern District of Illinois