Clarkston Capital

March Program Meeting

Date: Monday, March 6, 2023
Time: 5:00pm - 7:30pm
Location: Gainey Ranch Golf Club, 7600 E. Gainey Club Drive, Scottsdale, AZ 85258
Speaker: Joel Schoenmeyer, JD

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Topic: Planning with Digital Assets: During Life and Upon Death

Joel Schoenmeyer, JD

Joel Schoenmeyer is Senior Director, Family Wealth Strategies at BMO Family Office, an integrated wealth management provider that serves ultra-affluent individuals, families and family offices across their tax, estate, investment, philanthropic, risk and family capital needs. Joel works closely with ultra-affluent clients to define meaningful personal and estate planning goals and to structure plans to meet them. He assists clients on issues including wealth transfers, charitable/philanthropic planning, and business owner and corporate executive planning. Since graduating from law school, he has practiced solely in the area of trusts and estates, both in law firms and as a solo practitioner. Joel also spent a number of years working for another corporate fiduciary, first in its legal department and then as a Senior Trust Advisor and Team Lead as part of a group dealing with high net worth clients. Immediately prior to joining BMO Family Office, Joel was the National Head of Estate Settlement Services at BMO Wealth Management. Joel graduated with a BA in English with High Honors from Michigan State University in 1992. A member of Phi Beta Kappa, he earned his JD from the University of Michigan Law School in 1996. After spending many years in Illinois, Joel and his wife Ruth (a commercial real estate attorney) recently relocated to the Los Angeles area, where their daughter Sophia is already a senior at UCLA.

RSVP must be received by 12:00 noon on Wednesday, March 1, 2023. Registration will close at this time.

Submitting an RSVP for this event implies your agreement to the following COVID-19 policy.


  • 5:00 p.m. Networking
  • 6:00 p.m. Dinner
  • 6:20 p.m. Announcements
  • 6:30 p.m. Program
  • 7:30 p.m. Program Concludes

Dinner Menu


Baby Greens - Crumbled Feta, Dried Cranberries, & Honey Balsamic Vinaigrette


Short Rib: pan sauce, lemon Broccolini, & Garlic Whipped Potatoes (GF/DF)

Vegan Option: Mushroom Risotto Cake with grilled asparagus and carrots in a plum sauce


Berry Tart: dairy free whipped cream (DF)


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