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Heinz J. Brisske

Estate planning Attorney at Wheaton, IL

5.0   1 review
  • Licensed for 49 years
    State IL
    Acquired 1974
    Active and Authorized to Practice Law No misconduct found

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Practice area
  1. Estate planning
    Wealth transfer and estate planning, including the design of trusts and wills, and preparation of Powers of Attorney. Living Wills and HIPAA Authorizations; estate tax planning.

    50 years

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, after the retirement of Kevin Huck, 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 area of Wealth Transfer and Estate Planning.

Currently residing in Wheaton, Illinois, with his wife of 44 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; they have a daughter, Klara. David 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.


- Area of practice:

            Wealth Transfer and Estate 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



            Elder Law Answers

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Huck Bouma, PC
1755 S. Naperville Rd.
Suite 200
Wheaton, IL, 60189

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Posted by John Freiburger | August 19, 2011
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Heinz has represented me and my clients with complete professionalism. Heinz is dependable and always prepared to give you 100% of his attention.


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Work Experience

  • Attorney
  • Huck Bouma, PC
  • 2013 - Present
  • Partner
  • Huck & Brisske, LLC
  • 1999 - Present
  • Partner
  • Greene, Jones & Brisske, P.C.
  • 1978 - 1999
  • Partner
  • Murphy, Jones & Brisske, P.C.
  • 1977 - 1978
  • Associate Attorney
  • Hinshaw Culbertson Moelmann Hoban & Fuller
  • 1974 - 1977
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  • John Marshall Law School, Chicago
  • LL.M - Master of Laws
  • 1997
  • Duke University School of Law
  • JD - Juris Doctor
  • 1974
  • Monmouth College
  • A.B.
  • 1971
  • Monmouth College
  • A.B.
  • 1971
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  • ElderCounsel
  • Member
  • 2009 - Present
  • WealthCounsel
  • Member
  • 2006 - Present
  • DuPage County Bar Association
  • Member
  • 1977 - Present
  • Illinois State Bar Association
  • Member
  • N/A
  • DuPage County Estate Planning Council
  • Member
  • N/A
  • National Academy of Elder Law Attorneys
  • Member
  • 2009 - 2013
  • Suburban Chicago Planned Giving Council
  • Board of Directors
  • 1997 - 1999
  • DuPage County Bar Association, Estate Planning & Probate Committee
  • Chairman
  • 1993 - 1994
  • DuPage County Bar Association, Business Law Committee
  • Chairman
  • 1992 - 1993
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Languages Spoken

  • English
  • German


  • DCBA Brief
  • Implementation of and Substitutes for Advance Medical Directives
  • 1996
  • DCBA Brief
  • Estate Planning Traps and Pitfalls
  • 1995
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Speaking Engagements

  • Lunch & Learn
  • American Taxpayer Relief Act
  • 2013
  • Alumni Weekend
  • Practical Estate Planning
  • 2013
  • Philanthropic Legacy Advisors Annual Seminar
  • Federal and State Estate and Gift Tax Update
  • 2011
  • Elder Law Workshop
  • Legal Issues Affecting Illinois Seniors
  • 2011
  • DuPage County Estate Planning Council
  • Gift & Estate Tax Update
  • 1999
  • DuPage County Estate Planning Council
  • Gift & Estate Tax Update
  • 1998
  • DuPage County Estate Planning Council
  • Gift & Estate Tax Update
  • 1997
  • DuPage County Estate Planning Council
  • Gift & Estate Tax Update
  • 1996
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Attorney endorsements

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Estate planning Attorney | Jul 17
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"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"
Estate planning Attorney | Oct 10
Relationship: Other
"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."
Estate planning Attorney | Nov 19
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. Heinz is a wonderful attorney who has built a great law firm dedicated to protecting families against the inevitable aging process. I highly recommend Heinz to anyone looking for an attorney who is passionate about his practice, who will spend quality time with his clients understanding their goals and deliver on his promises."
Elder law Attorney | Oct 04
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. Heinz is without a doubt one of the finest people in the practice. He is compassionate and cares deeply about his clients and their family. Heinz is one of the leaders in the Elder Law and Estate Planning Legal Communities."
Estate planning Attorney | Jan 05
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"I endorse this lawyer. Heinz is knowledgeable in sophisticated estate planning and is a top-shelf professional. He is very personable, with an easy manner in interactions with clients. His attention to detail is only outmatched by his strong analysis skills. He is a good listener and always endeavors to ensure he understands the issues at hand before offering advice and/or opinions. You can count on him to be a strong partner and a true leader."
Estate planning Attorney | Apr 16
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I find Heinz Brisske to be highly professional in his practice and and well regarded in the community. He is extremely knowledgeable and has a client centered focus toward providing the best result he can for his clients. I am proud to consider him a colleague and can recommend him without reservation."
Estate planning Attorney | Oct 06
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer's work. He is a leader in the estate planning community. His technical competence is well respected. And his demeanor is that of a perfect gentleman."
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Wheaton Estate planning Lawyer Heinz J. Brisske
Heinz J. Brisske
Estate planning Attorney
Wheaton, IL
Licensed for 49 years