Heinz J. Brisske concentrates his practice primarily in the areas of Wealth Transfer and Estate Planning and Special Needs Planning. Estate Planning involves so much more than providing for the transfer of physical assets at death, and Heinz has spent the better part of his legal career helping people with their life and death family planning situations. Arguably, little planning is needed when everyone is healthy and everything is going along as planned, but planning for the unexpected and unforeseen requires experience that comes only with years of working with individuals and families in various situations, including family legacy planning, business succession planning, planning for the education of children, working toward retirement, planning for disability, incapacity and, ultimately, death. Heinz helps his clients achieve proactive, not reactive, solutions to the various issues that confront them during the different phases of their lives.
After receiving his Juris Doctor (JD) degree from Duke University School of Law, Heinz began his legal career as an associate with the litigation firm of Hinshaw, Culbertson, Moelmann, Hoban and Fuller (now Hinshaw & Culbertson) in Chicago, Illinois. After three years, he and two other attorneys formed the general practice law firm of Murphy, Jones and Brisske in Lombard, Illinois. That firm subsequently 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 more than 20 years. During those years, Heinz learned a great deal about family relationships and dynamics, lessons that have helped him immensely ashe subsequently developed his estate planning practice.
Heinz earned a Master of Laws (LL.M.) in Taxation from the John Marshall Law School in 1997. In 1999,he co-founded the boutique estate planning firm of Huck & Brisske, LLC, with Kevin Huck. After Kevin’s retirement at the end of 2012, the law firm of Huck & Brisske merged its practice into Huck Bouma, PC. Together, they formed the Life & Legacy Planning Group of Huck Bouma. Built on a “Legacy of Trust,” the attorneys in the Life & Legacy Planning Group are highly respected estate planning, estate administration and elder law attorneys.