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Quentin George Heisler

Quentin George Heisler, American lawyer. Bar: Illinois 1968, United States District Court (northern district) Illinois 1969, Florida 1977. named one of Best Lawyers in American 2006-2010, nation's top 100 estate planning Lawyers by Worth magazine; named to Chambers United States of America: American Leading Business Lawyers, 2006-2010; named an Illinois Super Lawyer in the area of estate planning and probate by Law & Politics.


  • Heisler, Quentin George was born in 1943 in Jefferson City, Missouri, United States.

  • Education

    • AB magna cum laude, Harvard University, 1965. Juris Doctor, Harvard University, 1968.


    • Associate McDermott, Will & Emery, Chicago, 1968-1969, 70-75, partner, since 1975, chairman firm private client department, 1998—2006, partner in charge, 2006—2009.

    Major achievements

    • Bar: Illinois 1968, United States District Court (northern district) Illinois 1969, Florida 1977.


    • Co-author: Working With Family Businesses, 1995. General editor: Trust Administration in Illinois, 1979.


    Chairman Winnetka Caucus, Illinois, 1983. Member Winnetka Board Education, 1985-1989. Trustee Shedd Aquarium, since 2002, member executive committee, since 2004, chairman planned giving committee, 2006^.

    Chairman gift planning advisory committee Art Institute Chicago, since 2005, Hadley School for the Blind, 1998-2002. Bd governors Winnetka Community House, 1998-1999. Member planned giving committee Ravinia Festival, 2006—2010.

    Fellow American College Trust and Estates Counsel. Member University Club (Chicago), Harvard Club (board directors Chicago chapter 1984-1995, president board 1989-1991), Lake Geneva Country Club (Wisconsin), Racquet Club (Chicago), Sanctuary Country Club (Sanibel, Florida).


    • Married Susan D.; children: Sarah, Thomas, Margaret.
    • spouse: Susan D.
    • children: Sarah Heisler
    • Thomas Heisler
    • Margaret Heisler
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