George L. Schoenbeck, III

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Top Rated Estate Planning & Probate Attorney in Orland Park, IL

Sosin, Arnold & Schoenbeck, Ltd.
 | 9501 West 144th Place, Suite 205
Orland Park, IL 60462
Phone: 708-448-8141
Fax: 708-448-8140
Selected to Rising Stars: 2017 - 2020
Licensed Since: 2007
Practice Areas:
  • Estate Planning & Probate (50%),
  • Business/Corporate (50%)
Attorney Profile

A partner at Sosin, Arnold & Schoenbeck, Ltd., located in Orland Park, Illinois, George L. Schoenbeck III has earned a reputation as a highly skilled attorney in his representation of clients throughout the Chicago metropolitan area. His varied practice encompasses estate planning, estate administration, probate, business general counsel services and commercial transactions. 

As an undergraduate, Mr. Schoenbeck attended the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, where he received a Bachelor of Science in accounting with highest honors in 2004. He then pursued his legal education at the Chicago-Kent College of Law and was awarded his Juris Doctor in 2007. While in law school, he was an honors legal intern with the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission in Washington D.C. Mr. Schoenbeck is admitted to practice before all Illinois state courts.

Mr. Schoenbeck is frequently asked to speak before groups of attorneys on estate planning and estate administration topics. He has also had several articles published in Trusts & Estates, which is the newsletter of the Trusts and Estates Section of the Illinois State Bar Association. Highly regarded by his fellow professionals, Mr. Schoenbeck has received a "Superb" peer review rating through Avvo.

Actively involved in several professional organizations, Mr. Schoenbeck is the current Ex officio Chairperson of the Young Lawyers Division of the Illinois State Bar Association.  He serves as a member of the Illinois State Bar Association's Trusts & Estates Section Council. Mr. Schoenbeck is also a member of the Southwest Bar Association and the Justinian Society of Lawyers. In 2008, Mr. Schoenbeck was named as the runner-up in the Illinois State Bar Association's annual Lincoln Award Legal Writing Contest.

Practice Areas
Lawyer Practice Area Pie Chart

Estate Planning & Probate (50%): Estate Planning

Business/Corporate (50%): Business Formation and Planning

Focus Areas

Estate Planning, Business Formation and Planning


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Rising Stars: 2017 - 2020

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About George Schoenbeck, III

Admitted: 2007, Illinois

Professional Webpage:


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

Bar/Professional Activity:

  • Member, Trusts & Estates Section Council, Illinois State Bar Association
  • Justinian Society of Lawyers
  • Chairperson, Young Lawyers Division, Illinois State Bar Association, 2017
  • Southwest Suburban Bar Association
  • Illinois State Bar Association
  • Member, President’s Task Force on Young Lawyers, Illinois State Bar Association

Scholarly Lectures/Writings:

  • 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: Residential and Small Business Leases and Estate Planning/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)
  • The Components of Today's Estate Planning Practice, Practical Skills for Attorneys New to Estate Planning, Illinois State Bar Association Chicago Regional Office, Chicago, Illinois, Speaker, Program Moderator, 2015

Educational Background:

  • University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, Bachelors of Science in Accountancy with highest honors
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Office Location for George L. Schoenbeck, III

9501 West 144th Place
Suite 205
Orland Park, IL 60462

Phone: 708-448-8141

Fax: 708-448-8140

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Last Updated: 9/12/2019

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