An experienced tax and business lawyer, Lawrence H. Brenman assists clients in structuring and negotiating real estate private equity funds, Qualified Opportunity Zone (QOZ) Funds, mergers and acquisitions, joint ventures, limited partnerships, and limited liability companies. Larry has helped structure and carry out tax planning for private equity investments, including the use of blocker structures and private REITs for cross-border and tax-exempt investors. 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.
- Real estate funds
- Qualified Opportunity Zone Funds (QOFs and QOZBs)
- Partnership taxation
- Real estate taxation
- Corporate taxation
- LLCs and S corporations
- Mergers and acquisitions
- Real estate acquisitions, sales and syndication
- Real estate development
- UBTI for tax-exempt investors
- Tax-free exchanges and reverse exchanges
- Mergers and acquisition
- Choice of business entity
- Shareholder agreements
- Partnership agreements and LLC operating agreements
- Joint ventures
- Employment agreements and noncompete covenants
- Deferred compensation plans