Lawrence E. Grelle
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.