Employee Shawn Leist

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M. Shawn Leist

, CFP®

Managing Director

Shawn Leist is a senior relationship manager for CIBC Private Wealth Management with 11 years of experience helping high net worth families achieve their wealth management goals.

Prior to joining Geneva Advisors, which became part of CIBC in 2017, Shawn was a financial advisor in the Chicago Wealth Management Group at Morgan Stanley.  Previously, Shawn practiced law in Chicago for over eight years, specializing in the areas of finance and estate planning. During his legal career, Shawn counseled high net worth individuals, families, and family-owned businesses in the areas of wealth preservation and transfer, business succession planning, family investment vehicles and charitable giving.

Shawn received a Bachelor of Journalism degree from the University of Missouri-Columbia and his Juris Doctor degree from the Washington University School of Law in St. Louis. He serves on the board of directors of the Association House of Chicago, a non-profit organization dedicated to promoting health and wellness and creating opportunities for educational and economic advancement in the city of Chicago. Shawn also holds the CERTIFIED FINANCIAL PLANNER™ certification.

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