Robert Heist | Attorney
Leading a Law Firm in Chicago, Illinois
As President and Chief Executive Officer of R. Connor & Associates, PC, Robert Heist counsels businesses and individuals in Boston, Chicago, and Lake Forest, Illinois. At the boutique firm, Heist dedicates himself to his clients by offering competitive rates, high standards of professionalism, timely solutions, and extensive experience in different areas of law. Services available at R. Connor & Associates involve commercial law, corporate law and governance, family law, contract law, and product liability.
Primarily a business attorney, Robert Heist acquired a Juris Doctor from John Marshall Law School and a Master of Business Administration from Lake Forest Graduate School of Management. Additionally, he enrolled in the courses "Making Corporate Boards More Effective," "Audit Committees in a New Era of Governance," and "Compensation Committees: New Challenges, New Solutions" at Harvard Business School. Throughout his two-decade-long career as a transactional and trial attorney, Heist has saved millions of dollars for his clients by efficiently resolving litigation and utilizing methods of alternative dispute resolution.
In addition to leading his firm, Robert Heist writes about topical issues for legal journals. The Practising Law Institute published his piece "The Tripartite Relationship and the Insured's Duty to Defend Contrasted with Its Desire to Manage and Control Litigation through the Legal Audit" in its publication Insurance Law. He has also covered wrongful death and survival actions in Illinois, municipal tort liability, and constitutional arguments against punitive damages.
Recently, Robert Heist received appointments to the Board of Directors of the Hershey Trust Company and to the Board of Managers of the Milton Hershey School.