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A corporate attorney with over two decades years of experience in his field, Robert Heist has served with major law firms during the course of his career. Currently, he leads R. Connor & Associates, P.C., an Illinois-based firm, as owner and Principal. In his firm’s services, Robert Heist aims to integrate the expertise of a larger law firm with the focus of a smaller organization. R. Connor & Associates maintains offices in Chicago and Lake Forest in Illinois as well as one in Boston, Massachusetts. Heist, working alongside Senior Associate Anne-Marie Foster and Associate Todd J. Enderle, offers services in a wide range of fields including corporate, commercial, family, insurance, real estate, and product liability law.Before creating his firm, Heist worked for three large organizations in Illinois. He began with Hinshaw & Culbertson LLP as an Associate. After four years with the firm, he moved on to become a Partner at Bates, Meckler, Bulger & Tilson, where he held the position for five years. From 1999 to 2001, Heist functioned as a Partner at Bates & Carey LLP, leaving when he established R. Connor & Associates.Robert Heist’s work history also includes his experience as a business manager, working with organizations based in Hershey, Pennsylvania. He currently serves as a member of the Board of Directors for the Hershey Trust Company and the Board of Managers of the Milton Hershey School. Robert Heist’s work is backed not only by his Juris Doctorate from The John Marshall Law School in Chicago, but also by his Master of Business Administration from Lake Forest Graduate School of Management.

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