An experienced tax and business lawyer, Lawrence H. Brenman assists clients in structuring and negotiating mergers and acquisitions, joint ventures, limited partnerships, and limited liability companies. Larry counsels institutional lenders and borrowers in connection with commercial finance matters and has helped structure and carry out tax planning for private equity investments and private placement offerings. He is experienced in tax planning for businesses, real estate development and syndication.
Larry counsels business owners on a wide range of issues, including business entity structuring, capitalization of the business, compensation of its executives, buy-sell arrangements, and day-to-day contractual matters such as leasing, licensing, and purchase and sale contracts.
Larry is a certified public accountant and an adjunct professor at Chicago-Kent College of Law. He has lectured on a wide variety of transactional law topics, including the tax aspects of partnerships, limited liability companies and real estate investments, the passive activity rules and tax planning for corporate acquisitions.
Areas of Concentration
•Real estate taxation
•LLCs and S corporations
•Mergers and acquisitions
•Real estate acquisitions, sales and syndication
•Real estate development
•Tax-free exchanges and reverse exchanges
•Mergers and acquisitions
•Choice of business entity
•Partnership agreements and LLC operating agreements
•Employment agreements and noncompete covenants
•Deferred compensation plans
Awards & Recognition
•Listed, Leading Lawyers Network, 2007-2015
•Listed, Super Lawyers magazine, 2005
•Rated, AV Preeminent 5.0 out of 5
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Articles, Publications, & Lectures
•Co-Editor-in-Chief, Journal of Business Entities, 1999-2001
•Editor-in-Chief, Journal of Partnership Taxation, 1995-1999
•Author, Limited Liability Companies Offer New Opportunities to Business Owners, Journal of Partnership Taxation, 1994
•Author, Structuring Profits Interests After Campbell, Tax Management Real Estate Journal, March 4, 1992
•Author, Amended Temporary Passive Loss Regulations Clarify Developer Rule, But Problems Remain, Journal of Partnership Taxation, 1991
•Author, A Lesson in Fractions: How to Attract Capital from Tax-Exempt Investors, Journal of Partnership Taxation, 1991
•Co-Author, Limited Liability Companies - Law, Practice and Forms, a multi-volume treatise
•Presenter, Self-Employment in an LLC Environment, Illinois CPA Society Taxation on Real Estate Conference, 2006
•Presenter, Tax Planning for Real Estate Transactions - Capital Gains, Passive Loss and other Strategies, Illinois CPA Society Taxation on Real Estate Conference, 2005
•Presenter, Advanced LLC Issues in Illinois, National Business Institute 2004
•Presenter, Choice of Business Entity in Illinois, National Business Institute, 2003
•Presenter, Solutions for Like-Kind Exchange Problems, Illinois CPA Society Taxation on Real Estate Conference, 2001
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