• Posted on December 10, 2020

    Education

    • IIT-Chicago-Kent College of Law, J. D. with distinction, 1973
      University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign, B.A., English Literature

    Associations & Memberships

    • Illinois State Bar Association
      Member, Real Estate Law Section Council (Chairman 1993-94)
    • DuPage County Bar Association
      Member, Section Council, Business Law and Practice Section
    • Chicago Bar Association
      Board of Managers (1983-85)
      Chairman, Young Lawyers Section (1982-83)
      Member and former Chairman, Herman Kogan Media Awards Committee
    • American Bar Association
    • Chicago Mortgage Attorneys Association

    Admissions

    • State of Illinois
      U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Illinois
    • State of Illinois
    • U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Illinois

    BRUNO W. TABIS, JR. joined Huck Bouma in 2018, after previously practicing in Chicago for nearly 40 years. Bruno serves as general counsel for closely held businesses, concentrating on the formation and maintenance of corporations and LLCs, mergers and acquisitions, employment matters, contract negotiations and UCC issues, as well as consulting and advising the principals on general business matters.

    His commercial real estate practice includes purchases and sales, condominium development and conversions, project development and construction contracting, leasing, property management and environmental compliance, permitting and remediation.

    Bruno counsels business owners and individuals on estate and succession planning, preparation of Wills, Trusts, and Powers of Attorney, and is experienced in probate proceedings and trust and estate management and administration.
    He also practices in the areas of financial institutions and finance, representing both banks and borrowers in loan documentation, mortgage and real estate financing, UCC financing, workouts, forbearances, renegotiations and commercial short sales.

    Currently residing in the Stonebridge area of Aurora, Bruno had lived in Wheaton for 35 years, where he continues to be active in the community. He was a founding member and on the original board of directors for the New 200 Foundation and was a long-time member of St. Paul Lutheran Church where he served as President. His wife, Stacie Pierce, teaches English at Wheaton-Warrenville South High School.

    Bruno has been rated AV “Preeminent”by Martindale-Hubbell and named to Chicago’s Top Rated Lawyers.

    Bruno is an accomplished technical, deep wreck SCUBA diver. He has explored numerous Lake Michigan shipwrecks, including the 370 foot deep Carl D. Bradley, a Great Lakes freighter and Edmund Fitzgerald look-alike which also broke up in a November storm.

    Speaking Engagements/Presentations

    • DuPage County Bar Association, Business Law MCLE Meeting, “Common Provisions Affecting Transferability of Ownership Interests in Closely Held Corporations and LLCs,” May 14, 2019.
    • Illinois State Bar Association “Legislative Update,” Real Estate Law Update 2015, 2016, 2017 and 2018 “Listing Agreements/Engagement Letters/Disclosure Forms,” Residential Real Estate Transactions from Listing to Closing, 2015
    • Illinois Institute for Continuing Legal Education “Estate Planning with Real Estate”; 11th Annual Real Estate Short Course, 2015 “Statutory Update”; 10th Annual Real Estate Short Course, 2014
    • DuPage County Bar Association “Hot TODIs and Other Real Estate Cures,” Joint Presentation of Estate Planning and Probate Law and Practice Real Estate Law and Practice Sections, 2014
    • West Suburban Illini Alumni Association “Legal Considerations in Business Entity Formation and Maintenance,” 2014
    • LORMAN Education Seminars-CLE presenter on finance, title insurance, survey, environmental and real estate matters at multiple seminars.
    • Omni Juris Banking Seminar, Annecy, France 1998-presenter Impact of Environmental Law on American Banks.
    • Chicago Bar Association, Kane County Bar Association and other organizations -Presenter on environmental, bank lending and real estate matters at multiple seminars.
    • Instructor, IIT-Chicago-Kent College of Law, Real Estate Document Drafting (1978-79).

    Publications

    • “Illinois Totten Trust: The Rights of Legal Representative of a Beneficiary Who Predeceases the Trustee”, Chicago- Kent Law Review: Vol 48, Iss. 1, reviewed in American Bar Association Journal , vol. 58, August, 1972, p. 876
    • ”Totten Trusts Tottering in Illinois” resulting in statutory revision of statute, now incorporated into “Illinois Trust and Payable on Death Accounts Act”, 205 ILCS 625/1 et seq.
    • “Illinois Conservator’s Right to Invade Joint Savings Account”
    • Chicago- Kent Law Review, vol. 48, Iss. 2, most recently cited by Wisconsin Supreme Court in Johnnie Russ vs. Elliott Russ(2007), 2007 WI 83, 302 Wisc 2d 264, 734 N.W. 2d 874

    Community Service

    • Wheaton Lions Club .NEW 200 Foundation (now Student Excellence Foundation), founding member and original board member
    • St. Paul Lutheran Church, Wheaton, Illinois
    • Coordinated Advice and Referral Programs for Legal Services (CARPLS), Chicago, Illinois Advisory Board Founding member, original board of directors


  • Posted on December 10, 2020

    Education

    • University of Iowa, College of Law, J.D. (with distinction)
    • Iowa State University, B.S.
      (Major in History, 1985)

    Admissions, Associations & Memberships

    • Member Illinois State Bar

    Associations

    • Illinois State Bar Association
    • Kane County Bar Association
    • Phi Alpha Theta (academic honorary fraternity for scholarship in the field of history)

    Keith A. Spong’s practice covers all areas of commercial and residential real estate law as well as general business and tax matters ancillary to real estate issues. Keith’s experience includes complex commercial sales and acquisitions involving industrial properties, shopping center properties, farms and multi-family properties, including the structuring of Section 1031 Tax Deferred Exchanges in connection with such real estate transactions.
    Keith has extensive experience in commercial leasing, representing both landlords and tenants, including frequent involvement with various shopping center leases. He has further represented builders and developers in condominium projects, including the drafting of condominium declarations and establishment of the related association structures for such projects. In addition, Keith has documented numerous loan transactions involving real estate and non-real estate loans and he also has experience in corporate mergers and acquisitions, both involving real estate and otherwise.

    Prior to the joinder of Huck Bouma PC and Brady & Jensen, LLP in 2017, Keith was a partner at Brady & Jensen, LLP, where he spent most of his 30 plus years in private practice. He has spoken several times at continuing legal education seminars on various real estate topics.

    Keith lives in St. Charles with his wife, Kelly. He is a passionate international and adventure traveler/high-altitude trekker as well as a student of history, which is a lifelong interest.


  • Posted on December 10, 2020

    Education

    • Loyola University Chicago School of Law, Chicago, Illinois – J.D. – 1974
    • Northwestern University Technological Institute, Evanston, Illinois – B.S.E.E. – 1969

    Associations & Memberships

    • Kane County Bar Association, Member, 1981 – Present
    • Chicago Bar Association, Land Trusts, Real Property and Antitrust Subcommittee, Past Member, 1978 – Present
    • Illinois State Bar Association, Member, 1978 – Present
    • Kane County Bar Association Commercial Real Estate Law Subcommittee, Chairperson
    • Home Builders of the Greater Fox Valley, 1987 – 1990

    Fraternities/Sororities

    • Alpha Delta Phi

    Admissions

    • Illinois, 1974
      U.S. Federal Court, 1974

    JOHN E. REGAN graduated from Northwestern University Technological Institute with a B.S.E.E. degree and from Loyola University School of Law with a J.D. degree.

    He was admitted to practice in 1974 and is a partner with the firm. Mr. Regan concentrates in commercial, industrial and residential development real estate law, including annexations, planned developments, construction and land development contract matters and zoning and subdivision entitlements. He also counsels governmental bodies with regard to general corporate matters, finance and tax matters. Other areas of practice concentration include corporate and commercial law, estate planning, trust and probate practice. John’s prior experience includes serving for 23 years as East Dundee village attorney.

    Representative clients have included Villages of East and West Dundee, Dundee Township Park District, Elgin Community College District 509, Sunset Logistics, State Oil Company, Nexamp, Inc. Solar Energy Solutions, Boston, Mass., National Shopping Plazas, Eric J. Fernandez & Co. accounting, Chemtech Plastics and HiLine Utility Supply.

    He is a member of the Kane County Bar Association, Chicago Bar Association and the Illinois State Bar Association. He is also involved in various civic organizations including currently serving as Board Chairman of the Golden Corridor Family YMCA and member of the Elgin Heritage Commission and Rotary Club of Elgin.

    Prior to the joinder of Huck Bouma PC, John was a partner at Early, Tousey, Regan, Wlodek & Wong, LLP and its predecessor firms of which he was a founding member. He is a frequent speaker at Kane County Bar Association continuing legal education seminars on various business and real estate topics.

    John lives in Elgin with his wife Flicka. He has three grown children and three grandchildren. John Has a lifelong passion for the sport of sailing and has participated in one design and offshore racing for over 45 years.


  • Posted on December 9, 2020

    Education

    • John Marshall Law School, Chicago, Illinois, 1974
      J.D. Butler University, Indianapolis, Indiana, 1967
      B.S

    Admissions, Associations & Memberships

    • DuPage County Bar Association
    • Illinois Real Estate Lawyers Association
    • 18th Judicial Circuit, DuPage County, Illinois Arbitrator
    • Illinois Bar Association

    Admissions

    • Illinois

    Calvin E. Koeppel focuses his practice on general corporate law, commercial transactions, commercial and residential real estate law, real estate development and estate planning, which includes successor planning for his corporate clients.

    After more than thirty-five years as a transactional lawyer, Cal merged his suburban law practice with Huck Bouma in 2011.

    Cal resides in Illinois and Florida with his wife and enjoys golfing.


  • Posted on December 9, 2020

    Education

    • Valparaiso University School of Law, JD., LL.B.
    • Valparaiso University, B.A.

    Admissions, Associations & Memberships

    • Member Illinois State Bar
    • First Community Financial Corp., Director, 1991 – 2016
    • National Sports Management Inc., Director, 1999 – 2002
    • Phi Alpha Delta
    • Tau Kappa Epsilon

    Richard (Bud) Heimberg’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, Interstate Partners, Windsor Development Corporation, The Residential Land Fund I, Residential Development Group, Inc., Centex Homes, Wyndham Deerpoint Homes, as well as 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 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 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, and (f) coaching youth basketball and baseball.

    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 served as a member of the holding company Board of Directors until it merged into St. Charles National Bank and Trust Company in 2016.

    Bud is a member of the Illinois State Bar Association and the Kane County Bar
    ssociation. 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 has resided in Elgin, Illinois since 1965, having previously lived in his hometown
    of Valparaiso, Indiana. Bud and his wife, Karen, have four children.

    “AV®, AV Preeminent®, Martindale-Hubbell DistinguishedSM and Martindale-Hubbell NotableSM are certification marks used under license in accordance with the Martindale-Hubbell® certification procedures, standards and policies.”


  • Posted on December 9, 2020

    Education

    • Illinois Institute of Technology Chicago Kent College of Law, J.D.
    • University of Illinois, B.A.

    Admissions, Associations & Memberships

    • Member Illinois State Bar

    The primary focus of Brian’s practice has been residential and commercial real estate transactions.

    Brian attended the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign and received a Bachelor of Arts in Liberal Arts & Sciences degree in 1992. Brian subsequently attended law school at Chicago-Kent College of Law, where he graduated in 1995 and passed the Illinois State Bar Exam that same year. Brian became a partner at Brady & Jensen in January, 2015, prior to their joining Huck Bouma in 2017.

    Brian has been a life-long resident of Elgin.


  • Posted on December 9, 2020

    Education

    • Northwestern University
      School of Law, J.D.
    • Bradley University,
      B.S., with honors

    Admissions

    • Illinois
    • Federal Trial Bar
    • U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Illinois
    • U. S. Supreme Court
    • U.S. Court of Appeals, Seventh Circuit

    David Zajicek is a highly experienced attorney whose practice includes corporate and real estate transactions, as well as related lítigation. He represents companíes in sales of businesses; mergers and acquísitions; leveraged buyouts; executive compensation matters; employment law; shareholder disputes, and business succession planning.

    As part of his corporate practice, Mr. Zajicek represents major lending institutions as well as borrowers ín all types of private and public financíng arrangements, including aircraft financing, federal and state New Markets Tax Credit (NMTC) financing and Tax Incremental (TIF) financing, and workout negotiation and litigation.

    Mr. Zajícek’s real estate practice includes the representation of developers from acquisition through construction, sale and leasing. He also has extensive experience in zoning and land use matters before more than 30 local communities in the Chicagoland area and in state courts regarding annexation, zoning, special use permits, wetlands permits, impact fees, storm water management disputes and building permit disputes.

    On the trial side of his practíce, Mr. Zajicek has tried cases in both state and federal courts, regarding commercial matters, ìncluding shareholder disputes, manufacturer/distributor (and franchisor/franchisee) disputes, as well as real estate matters of all types.

    Honors & Awards
    Named as a “Super Lawyer” in inaugural issue of lllinois Super Lawyer magazine, where selected by peers in area of closely and privately held Business Law.

    Member of the Leading Lawyers Network, where selected by peers in the area of Land Use, Zoning & Condemnation Law.

    Holds the AV@ Peer Review Rating from Martindale-Hubbell, its highest rating for ethics and legal ability

    Presentations
    Documenting Unusual Real Estate Loans, Commercial Loans-Buílding Lender Protections From Start to Finish Seminar, live video conference, October 2012.

    Publications
    Mr. Zajicek has written and lectured to professional groups on the topic of the Federal New Markets Tax Credit Program, which was enacted as part of the Federal Community Renewal Tax Relief Act of 2000.

    Mr. Zajicek has also been a guest lecturer on zoning and land use law conferences sponsored by the lnternational Conference
    of Shopping Centers, and has taught real estate courses at
    Roosevelt University in Chicago.

    Personal
    Mr. Zajícek was a Captain in the United States Air Force and
    is the recipient of the Air Force Commendation Medal.

    AV®, AV Preeminent®, Martindale-Hubbell DistinguishedSM and Martindale-Hubbell NotableSM are certification marks used under license in accordance with the Martindale-Hubbell® certification procedures, standards and policies.


  • Posted on December 9, 2020

    Education

    • Chicago-Kent College of Law,
      Illinois Institute of Technology, Chicago, Illinois J.D. with honors
    • Marquette University,
      Milwaukee, Wisconsin, B.A.

    Associations & Memberships

    • Selected as a leading lawyer in the areas of Secured Transactions Law, Closely & Privately Held Business Law and Real Estate Law: Commercial by the Leading Lawyers Network
    • Member, American Bar Association (Sections of Business Law and Real Property, Probate and Trust Law, Commercial Real Estate Transactions And Management Group; committees on Banking Law, Loan Documentation, Real Estate and Commercial Lending and Commercial Finance)

    Admissions

    • Illinois

    T. Gregory Mieczynski, has been advising business, banking and real estate clients for over twenty-five years on local, regional, and national operations and transactions. Greg has been a part of the Huck Bouma team since 2004 and before that, practiced with firms in Chicago and the western suburbs.

    Greg, a senior Director with the Firm, concentrates his practice in the areas of commercial real estate, business transactions, mergers and acquisitions, and finance.

    Greg’s practice includes extensive commercial real estate expertise including construction, acquisitions, leasing and property development. In addition, Greg has worked with entrepreneurs and established companies to assist them with business development and financing, partnering and protecting the value of their business entities. Greg also works with the Firm’s business clients, both lenders and borrowers, to negotiate and document the terms of all manner of credit facilities, including asset-based lending, mortgage-backed lending, taxable and tax-exempt bond financings, and private equity transactions.

    Greg lives in the near western suburbs and enjoys many activities away from the office including bicycling, golfing, traveling, cooking and reading.


  • Posted on December 9, 2020

    Education

    • DePaul University
      College of Law, J.D.
    • Niagara University
      Applied Mathematics (Actuarial Science), B.A. Summa Cum Laude

    Admissions

    • Illinois

    Christian T. Laden is a Director at Huck Bouma, PC and represents clients on a wide range of real estate, corporate and tax matters, focusing his practice in the areas of commercial real estate (including but not limited to acquisition, disposition, leasing, refinancing, development, and construction), real estate finance, business/corporate transactions, residential real estate, and estate and legacy planning.

    Christian has significant experience working with and routinely acts as outside general counsel and advisor for small and mid-size businesses, commercial real estate companies, including overseeing legal, corporate and finance matters with regard to their commercial real estate holdings, construction and property management activities as well as numerous local and national asset-based private lenders, real estate investors, and mortgage pool funds.

    Prior to joining Huck Bouma, Christian worked for law firms in the west and northwest suburbs of Chicago, including his own firm from 2009-2016 while also acting as in-house general counsel for a Chicagoland area real estate developer, landlord and construction company. From his first-hand experience as a business owner and in-house counsel, Christian greatly appreciates and understands the unique legal and business issues that small and mid-size business and real estate clients confront on a daily basis, and the tremendous value of having well-structured transactions and creating business practical solutions for all parties involved.

    Christian received his law degree from DePaul University College of Law and also holds a Bachelor’s Degree in Applied Mathematics (concentration Actuarial Science), Summa Cum Laude, from Niagara University. While attending Niagara University, Christian was a member of the Division I Men’s Ice Hockey Team.

    Christian resides in the western suburbs with his wife and their three children. Christian enjoys traveling and spending time with his family and playing men’s league hockey. Christian is an active member in his church and bible study group, and particularly enjoys being a volunteer attorney at his church’s monthly pro-bono legal clinic (in conjunction with Administer Justice) as well as being a case maker for the Christian-faith.