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Heinz J. Brisske

Heinz J. Brisske

Practice areas:

Estate Planning, Elder Law

About Me


HEINZ J. BRISSKE graduated from Monmouth College in 1971 with an A.B. degree in Economics and German, and then received his law degree from Duke University School of Law in 1974. He earned a certificate of completion of prescribed specialization courses in Estate and Personal Financial Planning from John Marshall Law School in Chicago in 1995, and an LLM degree in Taxation from the same institution in 1997.


Mr. Brisske began his legal career as an associate with the law firm of Hinshaw, Culbertson, Moelmann, Hoban and Fuller (now Hinshaw & Culbertson) in Chicago, Illinois. After three years, he and two other attorneys from the same firm formed the general practice law firm of Murphy, Jones and Brisske in Lombard, Illinois. That firm merged with the practice of Allen S. Greene in Wheaton in 1978. The firm of Greene, Jones & Brisske was active in the legal community in DuPage County for over 20 years.


Mr. Brisske co-founded the law firm of HUCK & BRISSKE, LLC of Wheaton, Illinois, with Kevin Huck in 1999. In 2013, He merged the law firm of Huck & Brisske with the law firm of Huck Bouma, P.C., of Wheaton, where the Estate Planning Group is now known as the Life & Legacy Planning Group. He currently concentrates his practice in the areas of wealth transfer and estate planning, Special Needs Planning, Elder Law and VA Pension Planning.


Currently residing in Wheaton, Illinois, with his wife of 40 years, Mr. Brisske still enjoys spending time with his two children, Laura and David. Even though they are no longer living at home, they have a close relationship and spend time together regularly. Laura is now married to Corey, and they have a little girl, Lilia, the apple of her grandfather's eye. Laura is employed as a Group Leader, New Product Development, at Oscar Mayer in Madison, Wisconsin. David is a Vice President at Irving Place Capital, a private equity firm in New York City. An avid photographer and wine collector, Mr. Brisske also enjoys the occasional round of golf. The Brisskes' favorite way to relax is to spend time at their getaway in Scottsdale, Arizona, no matter the season.



 


- Areas of practice:


            Wealth Transfer and Estate Planning


            Special Needs Planning


            Elder Law


            VA Pension Planning


- Education/Degrees:


            A.B. from Monmouth College, Monmouth, Illinois


            J.D. from Duke University School of Law, Durham, North Carolina


            L.L.M. in Taxation from John Marshall Law School, Chicago, Illinois


- Publications:


            Estate Planning Traps and Pitfalls, DCBA Brief, 1995


            Implementation of and Substitutes for Advance Medical Directives, DCBA Brief, 1996


            The Family Limited Partnership: An Overview, DCBA Brief, 1997


            The "Five Wishes" Document: Is it a suitable substitute for a Statutory Power of Attorney in Illinois?


- Speaking Engagements:


Mr. Brisske conducts Practice Building Boot Camps for estate planning attorneys in various cities throughout the country for WealthCounsel, LLC


Over the years, Mr. Brisske has also spoken on various subjects in the field of Estate Planning, Retirement Planning and Family Limited Partnerships in numerous forums.


- Professional Affiliations/Memberships:


            DuPage County Bar Association


                        Chairman: Estate Planning and Probate Committee 1993 - 1994


                        Chairman: Business Law Committee 1992-1993


            Suburban Chicago Planned Giving Council 1997 - 1999


            Illinois State Bar Association


            DuPage County Estate Planning Council


            WealthCounsel


            ElderCounsel


            Elder Law Answers

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Languages Spoken: English, German

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Practice Areas

Licensed since 1974

  1. Estate Planning: 90%
    38 years
  2. Elder Law: 10%
    11 years

Payment

Fees:

Fixed (Always)

Payment Types:

Cash, Check, Credit Card

Attorney Endorsements

7 total 

  • James Noel Voeller

    Heinz Brisske is a lawyer that I have known for a number of years. Heinz is not a good lawyer. He is a great lawyer! He knows the law, but more importantly, he knows how to communicate with people. Unlike so many lawyers that talk down to people, Heinz talks like a friend. He is thoughtful, understanding, and highly skilled. You should not hesitate to hire Heinz as your lawyer for life. I endorse him with no reservations. Jim Voeller

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    James Voeller Estate Planning Attorney
    Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community

  • Dahlia Raquel Robinson

    I endorse this lawyer. Heinz Brisske is a leading attorney in the field of Estate Planning. He enjoys helping his clients create creative solutions to their problems. He is well versed in the intricacies of this area of the law and is very enjoyable to work with. He is easy to talk to and non-judgmental.

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    Dahlia Robinson Estate Planning Attorney
    Relationship: Other

Contact Info

Huck Bouma, PC

1325 North Main Street
Wheaton, IL, 60187-3579

Resume

License

StateStatusAcquiredUpdated
ILActive And Authorized To Practice Law197408/17/2015

Professional Misconduct

We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.

Avvo Contributions

Legal Answers

Awards

Award NameGrantorDate Granted
Veterans' AdministrationCertified VA Pension Attorney2010

Work Experience

TitleCompany NameDuration
PartnerHuck & Brisske, LLC1999 - Present
PartnerGreene, Jones & Brisske, P.C.1978 - 1999
PartnerMurphy, Jones & Brisske, P.C.1977 - 1978
Associate AttorneyHinshaw Culbertson Moelmann Hoban & Fuller1974 - 1977

Associations

Association NamePosition NameDuration
National Academy of Elder Law AttorneysMember2009 - Present
ElderCounselMember2009 - Present
WealthCounselMember2006 - Present
Suburban Chicago Planned Giving CouncilBoard of Directors1997 - 1999
DuPage County Bar Association, Estate Planning & Probate CommitteeChairman1993 - 1994
DuPage County Bar Association, Business Law CommitteeChairman1992 - 1993
DuPage County Bar AssociationMember1977 - Present
Illinois State Bar AssociationMemberN/A
DuPage County Estate Planning CouncilMemberN/A

Publications

Publication NameTitleDate
www.huckbrisske.comThe "Five Wishes" Document: Is it a suitable substitute for a Statutory Power of Attorney in Illinois?2009
DCBA BriefThe Family Limited Partnership: An Overview1997
DCBA BriefImplementation of and Substitutes for Advance Medical Directives1996
DCBA BriefEstate Planning Traps and Pitfalls1995

Education

School NameMajorDegreeGraduated
John Marshall Law School, ChicagoTaxationLL.M - Master of Laws1997
Duke University School of LawLawJD - Juris Doctor1974
Monmouth CollegeEconomicsA.B.1971
Monmouth CollegeGermanA.B.1971

Speaking Engagements

Conference NameTitleDate
WebinarAsset Protection Planning2013
Practice Building Boot CampComprehensive Revocable Living Trusts and Practice Development Solutions2013
Lunch & LearnAmerican Taxpayer Relief Act2013
Alumni WeekendPractical Estate Planning2013
Alumni WeekendPractical Estate Planning2012
WealthCounsel Planning for the GenerationsThe Art of Professional Re-Invention2011
Philanthropic Legacy Advisors Annual SeminarFederal and State Estate and Gift Tax Update2011
Elder Law WorkshopLegal Issues Affecting Illinois Seniors2011
DuPage County Estate Planning CouncilGift & Estate Tax Update1999
DuPage County Estate Planning CouncilGift & Estate Tax Update1998
DuPage County Estate Planning CouncilGift & Estate Tax Update1997
DuPage County Estate Planning CouncilGift & Estate Tax Update1996