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Sosin, Arnold & Schoenbeck Ltd.
9501 W. 144th Street, Suite 205, Orland Park, IL 60462
Call Us708-448-8141

George L. Schoenbeck III

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Cook County estate planning attorney AVVO Superb SuperLawyers

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George Schoenbeck represents clients in estate planning, estate administration, business succession planning, business general counsel matters and commercial transactions. He enjoys assisting his clients in navigating through the various obstacles they face in their estate and business matters. George Schoenbeck received his juris doctor from the Chicago-Kent College of Law and was conferred a Bachelor of Science in Accountancy with highest honors from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign.

Mr. Schoenbeck has written articles published in the Illinois Bar Journal and various Section Council Newsletters of the Illinois State Bar Association on the topics of estate planning, estate administration, business succession planning, and real property development. He has lectured to lawyers at various continuing legal education seminars regarding the same topics. Mr. Schoenbeck was the runner-up in the Illinois State Bar Association's 2008 Lincoln Legal Writing Contest for his article titled "Illinois Zoning Law Six Years After Klaeren." In 2017, Mr. Schoenbeck received the Board of Governor’s Award from the Illinois State Bar Association for his distinguished service to the legal profession. He has been named a Rising Star By Super Lawyers Magazine since 2017.

George Schoenbeck can be reached via email at gschoenbeck@sosinarnold.com

Practice Areas:

Bar Admissions:

  • Illinois, 2007

Education:

  • Chicago-Kent College of Law, Chicago, IL, 2007, J.D.
  • University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, IL, 2004, Bachelor of Science in Accountancy with Highest Honors

Past Employment Positions:

  • Securities and Exchange Commission, Washington, D.C., Summer Honors Legal Intern, 2005

Professional Associations and Memberships:

  • Illinois State Bar Association Young Lawyers Division
    • Council Member: 2007-Present
    • Secretary: 2014-2015
    • Vice Chair: 2015-2016
    • Chair: 2016-2017
    • Ex-Officio: 2017-2018
  • Illinois State Bar Association Trusts and Estates Council
    • Council Member: 2014-Present
  • Illinois State Bar Association Task Force on New Lawyers
    • Member: 2013-2014
  • Justinian Society of Lawyers

Honors and Awards:

  • Board of Governors Award for exemplary service to the legal profession, Illinois State Bar Association – 2017
  • Super Lawyers Rising Star – 2017, 2018
  • Runner-up, Illinois State Bar Association Lincoln Legal Writing Competition, 2008, for article titled "Illinois Zoning Law Six Years After Klaeren."

Published Works and Presentations to Attorneys:

  • Deciphering the Fiduciary Duties of Trust Protectors in Illinois, Illinois Bar Journal (April, 2018)
  • Trust Protectors and Directed Trusts, Presentation to the Chicago Bar Association’s Estate Planning Section, Chicago, Illinois (February, 2018)
  • Estate Administrative Issues: Are You Prepared to Handle Some of the Difficult Issues Facing Your Client?, Presenter of the segment titled “Trust Protectors and Directed Trustees” Chicago, Illinois (June, 2017)
  • Proposed Section 2704 Regulations: Insights Straight from the Source, Trusts & Estates: the Newsletter of the ISBA’s Section on Trusts & Estates (December, 2016)
  • Practical Skills for Attorneys New to Estate Planning, Chief Program Editor, Moderator, and Presenter of segment titled "The Components of Today's Estate Planning Practice," Chicago, Illinois (May, 2016)
  • The New Emphasis on Basis in Estate Planning, Trusts & Estates: The Newsletter of the ISBA's Section on Trusts & Estates (June, 2014)
  • Today's Tax Considerations in Estate Planning, 2014 Southwest Suburban Bar Association Continuing Legal Education Seminar Series, 5th District Courthouse, Bridgeview Illinois (March, 2014).
  • Estate Administration Considerations in Real Estate Matters, What Real Estate Attorneys Should Know, Presenter of segment titled "Estate Planning and Administration," Linder Conference Center, Lombard, Illinois (April, 2013).
  • Does the American Taxpayer Relief Act Eliminate the Need for Credit Shelter Trusts?, Trusts & Estates: the Newsletter of the ISBA's Section on Trusts & Estates (February, 2013).
  • The Transfer on Death Instrument: A New Estate Planning Tool for Illinois Attorneys, Real Property: The Newsletter of the ISBA's Section on Real Property (April, 2012).
  • The Freedom of Information Act: A Useful Resource for Attorneys, YLD News: The Newsletter of the ISBA's Young Lawyers Division (October, 2010).
  • Illinois Zoning Law Six Years after Klaeren, Illinois Bar Journal (February, 2009).


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