Joel A. Schoenmeyer



Joel A. Schoenmeyer is Senior Legal Counsel at The Northern Trust Company. Prior to joining Northern, Mr. Schoenmeyer had his own law practice, focusing on the areas of estate planning and administration (including probate and trust litigation). He was also the sole author of the (now-defunct) Death & Taxes weblog, which was chosen by LexisNexis as one of the Top 25 Estate Probate and Elder Law Blogs of 2011, and has written articles on tax, estate planning and probate topics for Probate & Property magazine and the American Bar Association’s GPSolo eReport. Mr. Schoenmeyer is a member of the Chicago Bar Association and the Illinois State Bar Association. He received his B.A. in English with high honors from Michigan State University in 1992, and his J.D. from the University of Michigan Law School in 1996.

Areas of Expertise

  • Estate Planning
  • Estates and Trusts
  • Taxation

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