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Laurence I. Blair

Partner
Overview

Laurence “Larry” I. Blair is a partner at Greenspoon Marder. Mr. Blair is one of a select group of lawyers certified by The Florida Bar as a specialist in Wills, Trusts & Estates Law, which is the highest such rating of an attorney’s special knowledge, skills, and proficiency in a specific area of law and for professionalism and ethics in practice in the state of Florida.

Mr. Blair concentrates his practice in the areas of estate, gift and generation-skipping transfer tax planning with an emphasis on representing families and entrepreneurs in multiple-generation wealth transfer and asset protection planning. He also represents clients with business succession planning needs, including shareholders’ agreements, buy-sell and cross purchase agreements, and business transactions, including purchases and sales of businesses. In particular, he addresses the needs of those clients of the firm whose business endeavors must be structured to assist in maximizing opportunities to transfer wealth to later generations. He is also engaged in assisting clients through the process of administering trusts and estates. Larry counsels clients on charitable giving, insurance planning, prenuptial and postnuptial planning, probate, trust and guardianship administration. In addition, he represents clients in beneficiary representation cases, will and trust contests and fiduciary litigation.

A well-known community leader, Mr. Blair is involved in the community and serves on the governing boards for a variety of local organizations. He helps structure gifts to charities that provide benefits to both donors and the organizations.

Mr. Blair’s experience serving as a member to various boards of directors, finance committees, treasurer of a not-for-profit corporation, service as personal representative and trustee and as a facilitator for family meetings have enabled him to serve as a family advisor to a variety of families.

Bar Admissions

  • Florida
  • New York

Education

  • J.D., University of Miami School of Law
  • LL.M., University of Miami School of Law
  • B.A., Tulane University, Murphy Institute of Political Economy
Experience

Professional and Community Involvement

  • American Bar Association, Member
  • Broward County Bar Association, Tax Section, Member
  • Broward County Estate Planning Council, Member
  • Estate Planning Council of Boca Raton, Member
  • Jewish Federation of South Palm Beach County, Inc., Executive Board, 2011-Present
    • Professional Advisory Committee, 2003-Present
    • Jacobson Jewish Community Foundation
      • Chair, 2017
      • Board of Trustees, 2011-Present
  • New York State Bar Association, Member
  • Ruth Rales Jewish Family Service of South Palm Beach County, Inc., Board of Trustees, 2003-Present
    • Chair of Board of Trustees, 2009-2013
    • Treasurer, 2005-2006
  • South Palm Beach County Bar Association, Member
  • The Florida Bar, Member
    • Wills, Trusts & Estates Certification Committee, 2017-2020
  • Urban Justice Center, National Young Leadership Cabinet, Member
  • Woodfield Feeds the Hungry, Chair, 2010-Present
Awards

Recognitions

  • Martindale-Hubbell, AV® Preeminent ™
  • Chambers HNW, “Top Ranked Leader in their Field,” Private Wealth Law – Florida, 2018
  • The Boca Raton Observer, “Boca Raton’s Expert Lawyers,” 2016
  • U.S. News and World Report, “Best Lawyers in America,” Trusts and Estates, 2011-2019
  • Super Lawyers magazine, “Florida Super Lawyers,” Estate & Probate, 2012-2018
  • South Florida Business & Wealth magazine, “Leaders In Law,” Finalist, Trusts & Estates, 2014
  • Florida Trend magazine, “Legal Elite,” 2012-2013, 2017
  • Ruth Rales Jewish Family Service, “Rales Humanitarian Award,” 2013
  • Jewish Federation of South Palm Beach County, “James and Marjorie Baer Outstanding Young Leadership Award,” 2011
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