Lawrence H. Brenman

Lawrence H. Brenman

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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.

Concentrations

  • Tax
    • Partnership taxation
    • Real estate taxation
    • Corporate taxation
    • State and local tax
    • LLCs and S corporations
    • Mergers and acquisitions
    • Real estate acquisitions, sales and syndication
    • Real estate development
    • Tax-free exchanges and reverse exchanges
  • Business
    • Mergers and acquisition
    • Choice of business entity
    • Shareholder agreements
    • Partnership agreements and LLC operating agreements
    • Joint ventures
    • Commercial lending
    • Employment agreements and noncompete covenants
    • Deferred compensation plans
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Capabilities

Experience

  • Represented private fastener manufacturing company in a $106 million sale to a much larger public company.
  • Represented management in the acquisition of a $50 million truck trailer manufacturing company.
  • Represented buyer in a multi-company acquisition of a $100 million group of manufacturing companies from a public company.
  • Merger of mid-size accounting firm with a larger regional accounting firm.
  • Represented real estate partnership in a joint venture and capital raise for a $100 million office building in New York City.
  • Acquisition, financing and joint venture of a $150 million condo development in the River North area of Chicago.
  • Counsel regarding the structuring of profits interests to partners.
  • Tax advice in connection with forward and reverse like kind exchanges.

°Certain of the above representations were handled by Mr. Brenman prior to his joining Greenberg Traurig, LLP.

Recognition & Leadership

  • Adjunct Professor, Chicago-Kent College of Law
  • Member, American Bar Association, Section of Business Law
  • Member, American Bar Association, Section of Taxation
  • Member, Chicago Bar Association

Credentials

Education
  • LL.M., New York University School of Law, 1983
  • J.D., University of Denver Sturm College of Law, 1982
    • Order of St. Ives
  • B.S., University of Colorado at Boulder, 1979
Admissions
  • Illinois