Accredited Estate Planners®
Award received November 2016
Vanderbilt University Law School

Professor Jeffrey Schoenblum received his B.A. from The Johns Hopkins University and his J.D. from the Harvard Law School, where he was a Note Editor of the Harvard Law Review. He clerked on the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit for the Honorable J. Edward Lumbard, Jr., and practiced law with the firm of Wilkie Farr & Gallagher in New York before joining the Vanderbilt University Law School faculty in 1977. He teaches courses in wills and trusts, tax law and planning, and the drafting and analysis of business documents. He was named Centennial Professor of Law in 2003 and has been awarded the Outstanding Professor Award eight times.

Professor Schoenblum is one of the leading scholarly experts on cross-border private wealth transfers. He is the author of many articles and books, including his treatise, Multistate and Multinational Estate Planning, which was one of the first works to examine in depth the wealth transfer issues raised on account of family members and property situated in different jurisdictions, whether internationally or exclusively within the United States. He is also the author of the BNA Portfolios entitled Bilateral Transfer Tax Treaties: Theoretical and Technical Dimensions and Family, Kinship, Descent, and Distribution. Other works include Multistate Guide to Estate Planning, and Anderson's Estate Planning Forms and Clauses.

Professor Schoenblum is a life member of the American Law Institute and served as an adviser to the Restatement Third of Property: Wills and Other Donative Transfers. He is an academic fellow of the American College of the International Academy of Estate and Trust Law. He has delivered many distinguished lectures in the U.S. and abroad, including the Norton Rose lecture at Oxford University, the Paolo Fresco lecture at the University of Genoa, the Hugh Timisea lecture at the University of Iowa, and the Nottingham lecture at the World Offshore Summit in Coral Gables, Florida.

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