George T. Drost
George concentrates in estate planning and trust and estate administration. He is experienced in a variety of sophisticated estate planning and wealth transfer techniques, including various types of revocable and irrevocable trusts, family limited partnerships, charitable gift planning, and tax qualified plan distributions. George has also been involved in establishing succession plans for several multi-million-dollar corporate clients.
George resides in Arlington Heights with his wife, Beth. They have three grown children, twelve grandchildren, and have served as foster parents.
A.B. from Augustana College in 1969
University of Illinois, School of Law 1969-70
J.D. from DePaul University in 1972
George worked for three years as an attorney for the Internal Revenue Service of the United States Treasury Department and Estate and Gift Tax Examiner. He then held a corporate counsel position before he founded his firm in 1987. George served as Chair of the Arlington Heights Plan Commission and as Chair of the Comprehensive Planning Committee for the Village. He serves as Adjunct Professor at University of Illinois at Chicago Law School, Formerly known as The John Marshall Law School, and received the Adjunct Teaching Award in 2014; he served as Director at CoVest Banc (1987-2003); and served as Honorary Consul of the Czech Republic for Illinois, Indiana, and Wisconsin (2001-2006). He served as President of World Chicago from 2012-2013, a citizen’s hosting and international relations organization.
Leadership & Honors
- Ephraim Historical Foundation, Ephraim, WI, Director
- National Czech and Slovak Museum and Library, Cedar Rapids, IA
- Uhlich Children’s Advantage Network (“UCAN’)
- Medal of Merit for Diplomacy – Czech Republic
- Presbyterian Homes of Chicago, Director (2017)
- Advocate Charitable Foundation (former)
- Lutheran Life Communities (former)
Favorite Binge-Watch Show
Queen’s Gambit and Longmire