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Brian L. Dobben

Partner

Phone Number: 312-786-2250

Email: bdobben@hoogendoorntalbot.com


Practice Areas:

  • Estate Planning
  • Estate and Trust Administration

Education:

  • DePaul University, L.L.M.
  • Duke University, J.D.
  • Valparaiso University, B.A.

Professional Activities:

  • Adjunct Professor, Wills, Trusts, and Estates, Loyola University of Chicago School of Law, Fall 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013
  • Advocate Gift Planning Advisory Committee for Advocate Charitable Foundation, 2011 to present
  • State Bar of Michigan
  • Chicago Estate Planning Council
  • South Suburban Estate Planning Council
  • Chicago Bar Association
  • Illinois State Bar Association

Civic Activities:

  • Bethshan Association, Palos Heights, Illinois (1993-1998, 2002 to 2008, and 2009 to present),      President (1996-1998, 2003-2008, and 2009 to present)
  • Roseland Christian School, Chicago, Illinois (1993-1998), President (1993-1997)
  • Manitoqua Ministries, Frankfort, Illinois (1997-2001)

Presentations:

  • Chicago Bar Association (Young Lawyers Section) - Estate Planning Committee, October, 2008 and June 2011
  • Barnabas Foundation Annual Meeting: 1994 through 2000, and 2008
  • Lyric Opera of Chicago Overture Society Planned Giving Conference, September, 2008
  • South Suburban Estate Planning Council, January, 2000, and April, 2006
  • Land Trust Council of Illinois, March, 2006
  • The Chicago Financial Planning Group, July, 2006
  • The Estate Planning Council of Greater Joliet, October, 2006
  • Law Ed Series of Illinois State Bar Association: 1993, 1994 and 1995
  • National Society of Fund-raising Executives, Chicago Chapter: April, 1998 meeting
  • Illinois Institute for Continuing Legal Education, December, 1998

Publications:

  • "Estate Planning: The Initial Client Interview," 81 Illinois Bar Journal 261 (1993)
  • "A Practical Guide to Living Trusts," 82 Illinois Bar Journal 107 (book review)
  • "Tax Appointment Planning-Anticipating the Unexpected," Illinois State Bar Association, Law Ed Series (1994)
  • "Irrevocable Insurance Trusts-An Integral Part of Even a Modest Estate Plan: The Basics," Illinois State Bar Association, Law Ed. Series (1993)
  • "An Overview of the Acronym Devises," Illinois State Bar Association, Law Ed. Series (1995)
  • "Lawyer's Guide to the Chicago Job Market-Estate Planning," Chicago Bar Association, Young Lawyer Section (1992)
  • "Estate Planning: The Initial Client Interview," 81 Ill.B.J. 261 (1993), reprinted in Gary W. Beyer, Teaching Materials on Estate Planning (1st ed. 1995)
  • "Advising Executors and Trustees about Investment Obligations: What If a Fiduciary Buys High and Sells Low?," Illinois Institute for Continuing Legal Education (1998)