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Esteemed Experts.com member, Professor Evan McKenzie, JD, PhD, is the author of two books and an expert witness on the law of Common Interest Communities. As an attorney, he has represented homeowner and condominium associations and owners in complex litigation cases concerning the operation of community associations, land use, construction defects, and insurance bad faith among others.
Stockton, Calif. (PRWEB) January 29, 2013
Experts.com is proud to announce the addition of esteemed Member, Dr. Evan McKenzie, JD, PhD. Dr. McKenzie is an expert witness and attorney who has represented Homeowner and Condominium Associations and owners in complex litigation cases concerning the operation of community associations, land use, construction defects, and insurance bad faith among others. He teaches political science at the University of Illinois at Chicago and also teaches the Law of Common Interest Communities in the LLM in Real Estate Program at The John Marshall Law School.
Dr. McKenzie has specialized knowledge in private governments set up by real estate developers to run Common Interest Housing Developments (CIDs), also known as "gated communities," "residential private governments," "homeowner associations," "condominium associations," "private communities," etc. Having written about homeowner associations since 1985, Dr. McKenzie understands the "Micro-politics," the internal workings of homeowner associations as private governments, and the "Macro-politics," the relationship between homeowner associations and the larger community and society of which they are a part.
His first book on this subject, "Privatopia: Homeowner Associations And The Rise Of Residential Private Government" was published by Yale University Press and won the American Political Science Association Award for Best Book on Urban Politics. His second book, "Beyond Privatopia: Rethinking Residential Private Government," was published by Urban Institute Press in 2011. Dr. McKenzie has become fairly well known for this body of work. He has made numerous media appearances, including ABC’s 20-20 and NPR's national and local programs, and has been quoted in many major newspapers, including the New York Times, Washington Post, USA Today, Wall Street Journal, Los Angeles Times, and Chicago Tribune.
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