Agricultural law has been the focus of Gary Heim’s practice during his entire legal career spanning more than 35 years. He provides a broad range of legal services to Pennsylvania’s farm and agri-business community and has counseled thousands of the state’s family farms with the transition of those businesses to the next generation through his statewide practice.
Widely known and highly respected in the agricultural community, Gary has served on the Board of the Agricultural Law Center of The Dickinson School of Law of The Pennsylvania State University. He is a past chairperson of the Agricultural Law Committee of the Pennsylvania Bar Association.
He has been a guest speaker at programs sponsored by the Pennsylvania State University’s College of Agriculture, the Pennsylvania Bar Institute, the Cooperative Extension Service, the U.S. Department of Agriculture, and many other businesses, banks and organizations. Since 1980, he has provided legal services to members of the Pennsylvania Farm Bureau through its Legal Service Plan.
Gary was reared on a family farm in Schuylkill County. He now resides in the Harrisburg area with his wife. They have four adult children. He is actively involved in his church, the Susquehanna Valley Evangelical Free Church, where he is and has served in many leadership, teaching and child education programs.