William A. Ensing, Managing Attorney


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Bill Ensing maintains the principal office of Ensing Law Firm, Ltd. in Lake Forest, Illinois, a north shore suburb of Chicago.  He has concentrated in structuring integrated and comprehensive business, estate and asset protection plans to achieve the estate and asset protection goals of his clients for over twenty years.  Early on, Bill worked for the Northern Trust Company where he was responsible for the Family Business Division of the Trust and Financial Services Department, monitoring closely held companies and tax driven partnerships owned by trusts and estates. Early in private practice he began working outside the United States forming offshore captive insurance companies in the Cayman Islands and Bermuda for physicians and health care professionals. This was the foundation for his current efforts to aggressively protect the wealth and assets of clients using structures with offshore elements.
Bill works in the foremost recognized haven jurisdictions worldwide and maintains contacts in most. He is the author of many articles that have appeared in publications including The Business Journal, the Asset Protection Journal, the American Bar Association Compendium on Asset Protection Planning, as well as other regional periodicals and planning publications. He has been quoted on the topic in other publications such as Bloomberg Wealth Management. He is a past Chair of the Chicago Bar Association Asset Protection Committee, and is a member of WealthCounsel, the Chicago Bar Association Asset Protection Committee, the American Bar Association Asset Protection Committee, the American and Chicago Bar Associations, the Offshore Institute, the Sovereign Society, Society of Trust and Estate Practitioners and numerous regional bar associations and planning councils. He lectures extensively across the United States and abroad for bar associations, medical conferences, financial planners, trust companies, accountants, law firms, physicians, hospitals and pilot’s groups.
Bill is a 1980 graduate of Lake Forest College, (BA Economics with Dean’s Honors) and a 1985 graduate of the IIT - Chicago Kent College of Law (Dean’s Honors), where he assisted in the research and writing of several law review articles. He is married with two grown children and lives in Lake Forest, Illinois.  He is a licensed private pilot and enjoys flying and fly-fishing across the United States and Midwest.

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