Richard W. Kuhn

Managing Partner

A founding partner of Kuhn & Heap, Mr. Kuhn earned his Bachelor of Science degree in political science from Bradley University, where he graduated Magna Cum Laude in 1975. He earned his law degree, with honors, from the Illinois Institute of Technology, Chicago-Kent College of Law, in 1978.

Mr. Kuhn concentrates in Estate Planning, business organizations and Real Estate law. In addition, Mr. Kuhn is a former associate Co-Editor of the Real Estate Council and was a founding member of the Elder Law Council of the Illinois State Bar Association. He also has many articles published in various legal journals.

Mr. Kuhn is a frequent speaker on legal issues and has served and continues to serve on many charitable and community related boards.

Areas of Practice

  • Business and Commercial
  • Business Organizations
  • Contracts
  • Employment Law – Employee
  • Employment Law – Employer
  • Estate Planning
  • Probate/Estate Administration
  • Real Estate Law
  • Trusts

Bar Admissions

  • Illinois, 1978


  • Illinois Institute of Technology Chicago-Kent College of Law, Chicago, Illinois
    • J.D. – 1978
    • Honors: cum laude
  • Bradley University, Peoria, Illinois
    • B.S. – 1975
    • Honors: magna cum laude
    • Major: Political Science

Representative Cases

  • Mouhelis v. Thomas, 419 N.E.2d 956, 1981, Ill.App. 2 Dist., 1981116603
  • Knight by Keen v. Knight, 535 N.E.2d 62, 1989, Ill.App. 2 Dist., 1989029766

Professional Associations and Memberships

  • Lisle-Woodridge Fire Protection District, Former Trustee
  • Naperville Polo Club, Director
  • Naperville Area Chamber of Commerce, Former President
  • Naperville Chapter, American Cancer Society, Former Director
  • YMCA Youth Sports Advisory Council, Former Director
  • Naperville Development Partnership, Past Chair
  • Benet Academy Alumni Association, Founding Director
  • Illinois State Bar Association, former Associate Editor for “Real Property Newsletter”
  • Du Page County Bar Association, Former Chairman of the Real Estate law Committee
  • DuPage Foundation – Former Trustee

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