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Alan E. Sohn received his Juris Doctorate from the College of Law of the University of Illinois in 1968 and has been a practicing attorney for more than 41 years. Mr. Sohn has been a partner in both large and smaller law firms and for the past 21 years has been in private practice.

Mr. Sohn is admitted to practice law before the Illinois Supreme Court Trial Bar, United States District Court for the Northern District of Illinois, Seventh Circuit Court of Appeals and the United States Supreme Court. He is also a member of the Chicago Estate Planning Council.


Alan E. Sohn has made a special effort to develop and maintain expertise in estate and business succession planning, wealth and asset protection by reason of the increased complexities of estate and gift tax laws and the special needs of his clients. In fact, Alan’s proficiency in the area of estate planning resulted in his being asked to present seminars on such topics to groups such as the CPA Law Forum, UBS, and many local chapters of national and international non-profit organizations. With wide-ranging experience in the representation of small and medium sized businesses, Mr. Sohn is well suited to meet the legal needs and requirements of the business community.


Practice areas


  1. Probate: 40%
  2. Estate Planning: 30%
  3. Business: 30%


Payment types:

Cash, Check, Credit card

Attorney endorsements

6 total 

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    I endorse this lawyer, who was experienced and able to protect his Executor client's interests, as well as those of the Estate, during a vigorous and tenacious battle of heirs. He s a classy dresser as well!


    Felipe Gomez Litigation Attorney
    Relationship: Opposing Counsel on matter

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    I endorse this lawyer. Alan has a tremendous amount of expertise and is a true professional. He is readily available for me as well as my clients. I highly recommend him as an expert in his field.


    Matthew Albrecht
    Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community

Contact info

Law Offices of Alan E. Sohn

30 North La Salle Street Suite 2040
Chicago, IL, 60602


ILActive And Authorized To Practice Law196811/12/2015
We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.
Avvo contributions
Legal answers
Award nameGrantorDate granted
AV RatedMartindale-Hubbell2015
Preeminent 5.0 out of 5Martindale-Hubbell2015
Salute to Youth AwardZionist Organization of Chicago1985
Abraham Joshua Heschel AwardSolomon Schechter Day School1982
Work experience
TitleCompany nameDuration
PartnerLaw Offices of Alan Sohn1989 - Present
Association namePosition nameDuration
DePaul University College of Law Center for Jewish Law and Judaic StudiesBoard Member2010 - Present
Chicago Estate Planning CouncilMember2001 - Present
Illinois State Bar AssociationMember1968 - Present
American Bar AssociationMember1968 - Present
Chicago Bar AssociationTrust Law Committee1968 - 1974
School nameMajorDegreeGraduated
College of Law, University of IllinoisLawJD - Juris Doctor1968
University of Illinois, Urbana-ChampaignPolitical ScienceBA - Bachelor of Arts1965
Speaking engagements
Conference nameTitleDate
Lawyers ConnectingEstate Planning2015
Women's Entrepreneurial GroupEstate Planning - The Basics2011
Oak Lawn Public LibraryDemystifying the Estate Planning Process2010