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 43 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 two daughters, Lilia and Josephine. Laura is a stay-at-home mom, living in Kalamazoo, MI. David is married to Jona, and is a Partner at Permira, a London-based private equity firm, working out of their New York City offices. 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
VA Pension Planning
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
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
Elder Law Answers
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