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Local attorney announces retirement


Located in Naperville since 1978, Kuhn, Heap & Monson has served individuals and businesses throughout Chicagoland. Focused on “creating tailor-made legal solutions with personal service to each and every client” they serve, the law firm practices estate planning, real estate, criminal defense, probate, estate administration, business law and more.

For 27 years, folks who attend City Council as well as Planning and Zoning meetings have observed law partner Len Monson at work, representing clients seeking to do business with the City.

During the City Council meeting on Dec. 19, Mayor Scott Wehrli provided Monson with minutes for his “swan song” at which time Monson took the podium to announce his retirement effective at the end of 2023.

With heartfelt gratitude for the process that freely brings individuals together, Monson recognized what he believes to be three of the greatest promises ever made: The Declaration of Independence, U.S. Constitution and the Bill of Rights.

He also expressed appreciation to past and present City Council members, appointed planning and zoning commissioners and a “fantastic” city staff.

“But…” and Monson paused, “Most importantly, the real thank you goes to – and may God continue to bless – the United States of America.”

Mayor Wehrli took a moment to add, “Best wishes on your retirement. One thing is for sure. Everyone I’ve talked to throughout these chambers has expressed what a gentleman you’ve always been here… Thank you!”

Following the meeting, law partner Richard Kuhn added, “Len has been the model partner in rendering great timely good counsel to clients while being a patient and always willing sounding board for staff’s legal questions. Len is a truly unique individual spreading his love to all as a peacemaker in the law – as Lincoln envisioned.”

“Speaking for our younger attorneys, we are so grateful to have had the opportunity to have Len as our mentor over these past few years,” noted McKenzie Kuhn. “His knowledge of the law and ​his incredible ability to navigate challenging scenarios with a smile on his face are invaluable assets, and the rest of us at Kuhn, Heap and Monson look forward to continue implementing everything he’s taught us. We will miss him dearly!”

For full disclosure, Kuhn, Heap & Monson is among PN sponsors and legal counsel, often guiding us professionally through the ups and downs of our first 22 years. We also encourage residents to watch City Council meetings saved in the City’s archive at https://naperville.granicus.com/ViewPublisher.php?view_id=2. Especially watch Len Monson’s comments during the Dec. 19, 2023, meeting about 24 minutes into its run.


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