Lawrence E. Grelle

Lawrence E. Grelle

Of Counsel

Contact Info

Phone: (312) 876-7803
Secondary Phone:
Fax: (312) 876-7353

Primary Office

Chicago
161 North Clark Street
Suite 4200
Chicago, IL 60601

Lawrence E. Grelle

Of Counsel

Lawrence Grelle has more than 35 years of experience in business and real estate law, tax and estate planning, and estate and trust administration. He has substantial experience in counseling mid-size and closely-held businesses and their owners on entity structuring, owner relationships, executive compensation, acquisitions and sales, financing, venture capital, and contractual relationships. His experience extends to various types of business and investment entity structures, including limited partnerships, limited liability companies, joint ventures, Subchapter S corporations and professional corporations. Lawrence has successfully dealt with minority shareholder oppression and voting control retention situations, as well as business ownership succession planning. Lawrence also counsels high net worth individuals with regard to many of the challenging aspects of estate and retirement planning, asset protection, and tax-advantaged wealth transfer opportunities, including family limited partnerships ("FLPs"), grantor remainder annuity trusts ("GRATs"), charitable remainder trusts ("CRTs"), and irrevocable life insurance trusts ("ILITs").

Lawrence has given many seminar presentations on estate planning and business ownership succession planning for public and private groups, institutions and professional organizations. He has also participated as a panelist in various Illinois Institute of Continuing Legal Education programs.

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Credentials and Accolades

Memberships and Affiliations

American Bar Association - Business, Real Property and Trusts & Estates Law Committees

Illinois State Bar Association - Trusts & Estates Section

Chicago Bar Association - Trust Law Committee serving as a member of its Executive Committee

Northwest Suburban Bar Association

Education

J.D., University of Illinois, 1968

  • Order of the Coif

B.S., Northwestern University, 1965

Arizona State University

Bar Admissions

Illinois

Lawrence Grelle has more than 35 years of experience in business and real estate law, tax and estate planning, and estate and trust administration. He has substantial experience in counseling mid-size and closely-held businesses and their owners on entity structuring, owner relationships, executive compensation, acquisitions and sales, financing, venture capital, and contractual relationships. His experience extends to various types of business and investment entity structures, including limited partnerships, limited liability companies, joint ventures, Subchapter S corporations and professional corporations. Lawrence has successfully dealt with minority shareholder oppression and voting control retention situations, as well as business ownership succession planning. Lawrence also counsels high net worth individuals with regard to many of the challenging aspects of estate and retirement planning, asset protection, and tax-advantaged wealth transfer opportunities, including family limited partnerships ("FLPs"), grantor remainder annuity trusts ("GRATs"), charitable remainder trusts ("CRTs"), and irrevocable life insurance trusts ("ILITs").

Lawrence has given many seminar presentations on estate planning and business ownership succession planning for public and private groups, institutions and professional organizations. He has also participated as a panelist in various Illinois Institute of Continuing Legal Education programs.