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Jeffrey N. Pennell

Richard H. Clark Professor of Law

Areas of Expertise

Estate Planning, Federal Income Tax, Legal Profession, Property, Tax Ethics and Malpractice, Federal Wealth Transfer, Taxation, Trusts and Estates


Estate Planning, Federal Income Taxation of Trusts, Estates, Grantors, and Beneficiaries, Federal Wealth Transfer Taxation, Fiduciary Administration, Fundamentals of Income Taxation, Legal Profession, Property, Trusts and Estates


Pennell practiced law in Chicago before beginning his teaching career in 1978. He has published, primarily regarding donative transfers, estate planning, ethics, and tax. He was an adviser to both of the American Law Institute’s Restatements of the Law in his field, and he is the author of a leading treatise on estate planning.

Education: BS 1971, JD 1975 Northwestern University