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Jeffrey A. Schoenblum

Centennial Professor of Law

Jeff Schoenblum has established himself as one of the world's preeminent scholars and experts on cross-border private wealth transfers. In addition to publishing several well-received books and articles, Professor Schoenblum has delivered a number of leading lectures, including the Norton Rose Lecture at Oxford, the Paolo Fresco Lecture at the University of Genoa, the Nottingham Lecture and, most recently, the 2015 Hugh J. and Frank Tamisea Lecture at the University of Iowa Law School. In 2016, Schoenblum was elected to the Estate Planning hall of Fame. He joined Vanderbilt's law faculty in 1977 after practicing law at Willkie Farr Gallagher and serving as a law clerk for Judge Edward Lumbard of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit.

Research Interests

Multistate and multinational estate planning and comparative wealth transfer laws


Representative Publications

  • 2016 Multistate Guide to Estate Planning, CCH
  • Multistate and Multinational Estate Planning, revised and expanded treatise (Aspen, forthcoming 2016)
  • "Strange Bedfellows: The Federal Constitution, Out-of-State Nongrantor Accumulation Trusts, and the Complete Avoidance of State Income Taxation," 67 Vanderbilt Law Review 1945 (2014)
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  • Page on Wills, treatise (2016 supplement)
  • "DINGS, NINGs, and Other Trusts for Reducing and Eliminating State Income Tax," 39th Annual Notre Dame Institute of Estate Planning (2014)
  • Family, Kinship, Descent and Distribution (BNA, 2012)
  • Bilateral Transfer Tax Treaties: Theoretical and Technical Dimensions (2d ed. BNA 2012)