How Lawrence Helps Clients
Lawrence is widely recognized for his knowledge of tax and corporate issues, employee benefits and estate planning. He counsels clients in a wide range of financial-related matters and has more than 30 years of experience working with shareholders, professionals, closely held businesses, individuals and families. Lawrence also forms and represents tax-exempt organizations.
Through all phases of a business endeavor, Lawrence provides guidance to clients, from the structuring of new entities and preparation of business agreements to tax planning and purchase and sale transactions. His understanding of employee benefits, taxes and estate planning allows him to develop effective, integrated planning strategies for executives and professionals.
What Clients Can Expect
Lawrence focuses his practice on business law, employee benefits, tax law and estate planning. He works hard for his clients, applying his experience and a practical, cost-sensitive approach to their problems.
I like meeting new people, learning about their businesses and helping them to improve what they have.
Outside the Office
Lawrence is a pilot and the president of a local flying club and spends most of his spare time flying with friends and family. He also volunteers for Pilots-N-Paws, a charity that relocates animals to new homes and no-kill shelters.
He is married with two grown children and a grandson.
- Lawrence has been honored by Best Lawyers in America© consecutively since 1995 in the areas of Employee Benefits (ERISA) Law and Tax Law.
- Named Employee Benefits (ERISA) Law Lawyer of the Year in Miami by Best Lawyers in 2013.
- AV® Preeminent distinction, highest available mark for professional excellence, Martindale-Hubbell Peer Review.
- "Top Lawyer," South Florida Legal Guide, 2007-2016, 2020, 2021.
University of Miami School of Law, LL.M., 1980, Taxation
Western Michigan University, Cooley Law School, J.D., 1978
Western Michigan University, B.S., 1972, cum laude
- U.S. Tax Court
Broward County Bar Association: Member
The Florida Bar: Member, Tax, Business Law and Health Law Sections
South Florida Employee Benefits Council: Past President
Estate Planning Council of Broward County
Greater Fort Lauderdale Tax Council
Planned Giving Council of Broward
Broward County Chapter of the American Red Cross, Director
Broward Legal Aid, for veterans and low-income persons
Wings Over Miami Air Museum, Founder and Director
Pilots N Paws, volunteer pilot