Schoenblum, who has taught trust and estate law at Vanderbilt since 1977, is an internationally renowned scholar of trusts, trust administration and cross-border private wealth transfers. The “Estate Planning Hall of Fame” designation is given annually in recognition of significant and outstanding lifetime achievements and contributions to the practice and profession of estate planning.
“We consider this award and designation to be the highest professional honor and recognition of the pinnacle of achievement and accomplishment within our profession,” said Jordon N. Rosen, President of NAEPC.
Schoenblum has established himself as one of the country’s leading academics in the field of private wealth transfer as well as one of the world’s preeminent scholars and experts on comparative law aspects of private wealth regulation and cross-border private wealth transfer matters, both non-tax and tax. His two-volume treatise, Multistate and Multinational Estate Planning, originally published in 1982, and soon to be republished in a major revised edition, is widely regarded as a foundational work in the field. It explores in depth the emerging legal and tax issues arising from the growing mobility of wealth and families. In addition to this treatise, he has authored numerous other books and articles. Professor Schoenblum has also spoken at many leading conferences, both practitioner and academic-oriented, and has delivered distinguished lectures, such as the Norton Rose at Oxford, the Paolo Fresco at the University of Genova, and most recently, the 2015 Hugh J. and Frank Tamisea Distinguished Lecture at the University of Iowa College of Law.
Schoenblum will be recognized at an award ceremony at the organization’s 53rd Annual Conference.