Loyola University Chicago

School of Law

Part-time Faculty A-M

Brian L. Dobben

Title/s: Partner, Hoogendoorn and Talbot LLP

Phone: 312.786.2250

E-mail: bdobben@hoogendoorntalbot.com

External Webpage: http://www.hoogendoorntalbot.com/site/epage/71898_734.htm


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

Program Areas

Estate Planning
Estate and Trust Administration

Professional & Community Affiliations

Professional Activities

Adjunct Professor, Wills, Trusts, and Estates, Loyola University Chicago School of Law, Fall 2010, 2011 

State Bar of Michigan

Chicago Estate Planning Council

South Suburban Estate Planning Council

Chicago Bar Association - Chairman of Young Lawyers Estate Planning Section 1989-1990

Member of Estate and Gift Tax Division of Federal Taxation Committee

Illinois State Bar Association - Member of Trusts and Estates Section Council 1990-1993

Civic Activities

Bethshan Association, Palos Heights, Illinois (1993-1998 and 2002 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) 

Selected 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) 


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