Lawrence H. Heller

Lawrence H. Heller: Attorney with Greenberg Traurig, LLP

Biography

Lawrence H. Heller counsels individuals and members of their families on matters relating to domestic and international estate and income tax planning. Many of his clients are high net worth individuals. Lawrence writes and lectures extensively on subjects relating to domestic and international wealth transfer techniques and has testified before the House Ways and Means Committee Subcommittee on Oversight in 1995 on proposed legislation to tax U.S. citizens who renounce their citizenship and long-term resident aliens who relinquish their U.S. resident status.

Areas of Concentration

•Domestic and International Estate Planning
•Income Tax Planning for Individuals
•Charitable Organizations and Private Foundations
•Family Business Succession Planning
•Certified Tax Specialist

Awards & Recognition

•Listed The Best Lawyers in America, Trusts and Estates, 2008-2017
•Listed, Super Lawyers magazine, Southern California Super Lawyers, 2004-2016
•Listed, Chambers USA Guide, 2007-2009, 2011-2016
•Recipient, Founder's Award, STEP (Society of Trust and Estate Practitioners), December 2012
•Selected by Citywealth as one of the top 54 leading lawyers in the category of North America's Leaders in Private Wealth Management.
•Rated, AV Preeminent 5.0 out of 5

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Articles, Publications, & Lectures

Articles

•Co-Author, Nevada's New Commerce Tax , GT Alert, August 18, 2016
•Co-Author, IRS Proposes Rules for Tax on Gifts From Expatriates , GT Alert, September 21, 2015?

Speeches

•Speaker, STEP Wyoming Conference 2017, Jackson Hole, WY, September 15-16, 2017
•Conference Co-Chair, International Trust and Estate Planning Forum: Around the Globe in 2017, Laguna Beach, CA, May 4-5, 2017
•Conference Co-Chair, International Trust and Estate Planning Forum: Around the Globe in 2016, Laguna Beach, CA, May 5-6, 2016
•Speaker, Uses of U.S. Trusts within an International Framework, STEP-Los Angeles Lunch Presentation, Los Angeles, CA, September 24, 2015
•Panel Co-Chair and Speaker, Estate Planning and the Abuse of Law, 8th Annual U.S. - Latin America Tax Planning Strategies Conference, International Bar Association and American Bar Association, Mandarin Oriental Hotel, Miami, FL, June 10, 2015
•Speaker, Practicing in a Transparent World Including the Role and Exposure of the Adviser, The Inaugural STEP USA Conference, STEP, Hilton San Diego Bayfront Hotel, San Diego, CA, June 4, 2015
•Speaker, War Within: Mental Incapacity and Cross-Border Planning for Assets in Multiple Jurisdictions, 3rd Annual Legal Week Private Client Forum Americas Conference, Legal Week Events, El Mangroove Resort, Papagayo Bay, Costa Rica, February 5, 2015
•Speaker, Taxation, Withholding and Reporting Requirements Applicable to Ownership of U.S. Real Property by Foreign Investors, NFP International Symposium, Las Vegas, NV, July 9-10, 2014
•Co-Chair, U.S. Investors Abroad - FATCA and Other Compliance Issues: Brazil, Chile, Mexico, Canada and the UK, 7th Annual U.S.-Latin America Tax Planning Strategies, IBA/ABA Wealth and Asset Planning Workshop, Miami, FL, June 5-6, 2014
•Speaker, Cross Border Tax and Estate Planning, CRUMP Insurance Conference, Los Angeles, CA, March 13, 2014?

Associated News & Events

Press Releases

08.16.16 29 Greenberg Traurig California Attorneys Listed in 2017 Edition of Best Lawyers in America

06.01.16 13 Greenberg Traurig California Attorneys Recognized in Chambers USA Guide

05.27.16 Greenberg Traurig Attorneys, Practices Included in the 2016 Chambers USA Guide

08.19.15 26 Greenberg Traurig California Attorneys Recognized in 2016 Best Lawyers in America

05.26.15 10 Greenberg Traurig California Attorneys Recognized in 2015 Chambers USA Guide

05.22.15 Greenberg Traurig Attorneys, Practices Included in the 2015 Chambers USA Guide

08.27.14 23 Greenberg Traurig California Attorneys Recognized in the 2015 Best Lawyers in America

06.04.14 Bruce Fischer, Chair of West Coast Real Estate, Recognized in 2014 Chambers USA Guide

05.23.14 Greenberg Traurig Attorneys, Practices Included in 2014 Chambers USA Guide

12.23.13 Greenberg Traurig's Lawrence H. Heller Elected As U.S. Council Representative of The Society of Trust and Estate Practitioners Limited

Alerts

08.18.16 Nevada's New Commerce Tax

09.21.15 IRS Proposes Rules for Tax on Gifts From Expatriates

American College of Trust and Estate Counsel

•Past Chair, International Bar Association, Committee 5, Individual Tax, Estate Planning, Wills, Trusts and Succession

•Past Chair, Los Angeles County Bar Association, Foreign Tax Committee, Section of Taxation

•Member, American Bar Association

•Member, Century City Bar Association

•Board Member, John W. Carson Foundation, Board of Directors

•Board Member, The Broad Stage Board of Directors

Areas of Practice (3)

  • Tax
  • Trusts & Estates
  • Tax & Business Group

Education & Credentials

Contact Information:
310.586.7709  Phone
310.586.0209  Fax
www.gtlaw.com/People/HellerLawrenceH
Law School Attended:
University of Colorado Law School, J.D., 1969; New York University, LL.M., Taxation, 1970
Year of First admission:
1969
Admission:
1969, Colorado; 1971, California; U.S. District Court for the Central District of California; U.S. Tax Court
Memberships:

Professional & Community Involvement

•Academician, The International Academy of Estate and Trust Law
•fellow, American College of Trust and Estate Counsel
•Member of Society of Trust and Estate Practitioners (STEP)
•Past Chair and Founder, Society of Trust and Estate Practitioners (STEP) - Los Angeles Branch
•Past Chair, STEP USA
•Past U.S. Council Representative, Society of Trust and Estate Practitioners (STEP) Limited
•Past Chair, International Bar Association, Committee 5, Individual Tax, Estate Planning, Wills, Trusts and Succession
•Past Chair, Los Angeles County Bar Association, Foreign Tax Committee, Section of Taxation
•Member, American Bar Association
•Member, Century City Bar Association
•Board Member, John W. Carson Foundation, Board of Directors
•Board Member, The Broad Stage Board of Directors

Birth Information:
1944
ISLN:
906568024

Peer Reviews

  • 5.0/5.0
  • A Martindale-Hubbell Peer Rating reflects a combination of achieving a Very High General Ethical Standards rating and a Legal Ability numerical rating.

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