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Richard L. Heimberg

Richard L. Heimberg

Elgin, Illinois


Richard L. ( Bud ) Heimberg has resided in Elgin, Illinois since 1965, having previously lived in his hometown of Valparaiso, Indiana. Bud and his wife Karen have four children, Brian (an associate with the firm), Linsay, Amanda, and Scott.

Bud graduated from Valparaiso High School in Valparaiso, Indiana (1959) where he was president of the Student Council. Bud attended Eastern Illinois University (1959-1961) and transferred to Valparaiso University where he received his Bachelor of Arts Degree.

Bud then entered Valparaiso University School of Law where he received his Bachelor of Laws Degree (1965), graduating cum laude with the highest grade point average in his class and serving as president of the Student Bar Association.

While attending law school, Bud played varsity baseball for Valparaiso University and was elected to the All-Indiana Collegiate Conference Team in 1964.


Following graduation from Valparaiso University School of Law, Bud became an associate with the firm (then Brady, McQueen, Martin, Collins & Callahan). Bud became a partner in 1969.

Bud's professional time is spent dealing mainly in areas relating to real estate, including purchases and sales, deferred exchanges, annexation and zoning, subdivision and development, and project structuring, including residential and commercial entities. Representative clients have included Pulte Home Corporation, Concord Development Corporation, Pasquinelli Builders, CMD Midwest Corporation, Safety Kleen Corporation, Sherman Hospital, Wispark Corporation, Windsor Development Corporation, The Residential Fund I, Residential Development Group, Inc., Centex Homes, Wyndham Deerpoint Homes, as well as to local property owners, builders, and developers. In addition, Bud consults with other members of the firm in real estate-related facets of business and estate planning projects. Bud is a firm believer in drawing on the firm's wide variety of talent and experience to provide the best legal service available to the firm's clients.


Bud has been awarded an AV rating by Martindale-Hubbell, indicating that his legal abilities are the highest standard and that his professional ethics are unquestioned.


Bud is a member of the Illinois State Bar Association and the Kane County Bar Association.

Bud was elected as a director of The Larkin Bank in 1979 and served in that capacity until the bank merged into NBD Bancorp in 1992. Bud co-founded First Community Financial Corporation, the holding company of First Community Bank, Elgin, and is currently a member of the holding company Board of Directors.


Bud's community participation includes: (a) service as Treasurer and two separate terms on the Board of Directors of the Greater Elgin YMCA, (b) membership on the Finance Committee of the Larkin Center, (c) membership on Bethlehem Evangelical Lutheran Church Council and Finance Committee, (d) member of Board of Trustees of Fox Valley Mental Health Foundation, (e) member of the Greater Elgin Family Care Center Endowment Board, (f) coaching youth basketball and baseball, and (g) membership in the Fox Valley Kiwanis Club.

Areas of Practice

  • 60% Land Use & Zoning
  • 30% Commercial Real Estate Transactions
  • 10% Condominiums

Bar Admissions

  • Illinois, 1966


  • Valparaiso University School of Law, Valparaiso, Indiana
    • LL.B. (Cum Laude)
    • Honors: With Honors
  • Valparaiso University, Valparaiso, Indiana
    • B.A.
    • Major: Sociology

Professional Associations and Memberships

  • First Community Financial Corp., Director, 1991 - 2002
  • National Sports Management Inc., Director, 1999 - 2002


  • Phi Alpha Delta
  • Tau Kappa Epsilon
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