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Lawrence James Gregory

Tax Attorney at Libertyville, IL

5.0   5 reviews
  • State Years
    Wisconsin - WI 7 years
    Illinois - IL 16 years
  • Licensed for 7 years
    State WI
    Acquired 2017
    Status
    Good Standing No misconduct found
  • Licensed for 16 years
    State IL
    Acquired 2007
    Status
    Active and Authorized to Practice Law No misconduct found

We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.

About Lawrence

Learn Lawrence’s areas of practice.

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Practice areas
  1. Business
    25%
    Mergers and acquisitions, tax-free reorganizations, contracts, buy-sell agreements, non-compete agreements, general governance.

    17 years

  2. Estate planning
    25%
    Sophisticated estate planning tailored to your unique needs.

    17 years

  3. Probate
    25%
    Focused on the proper resolution of your loved one's estate, and minimizing time in court.

    17 years

  4. Tax
    25%
    Comprehensive tax planning and counsel on the tax matters that affect you.

    17 years

My clients know “good enough” won’t cut it when it comes to their business and private wealth. They require a proactive, tax-focused, and risk-managed approach to ownership, operation, succession, estate, and asset protection planning. The failure to take a comprehensive and technical approach to planning (especially in the complex area of tax law), exposes cracks in the foundation of any plan and ultimately is the source of its demise. The foundation of any business success or personal wealth should never be “good enough”.

MY CAREER. I focus on business law and estate planning, and the tax laws affecting both. My private wealth clients receive comprehensive counsel on wealth preservation, estate planning, tax avoidance and asset protection, while my business clients receive business counsel, including entity structuring for tax and liability protection, business transactions, risk management, mergers, acquisitions, sales, and corporate governance. 

As a CPA, I also have the unique ability to understand my clients’ issues from a financial and tax perspective as well. I began my career with one of the world’s largest public accounting firms, where my foundation in tax law and planning took shape. I regularly publish articles and speak on business, estate, and trust tax issues.

MY PRACTICE PHILOSOPHY

LISTEN - Listen, ask questions, and truly understand my clients’ issues.
THINK - Thinking is knowledge tenaciously applied. I find this critical act all too often ignored, especially when innovative solutions are necessary.
ACT – Concise and understandable legal options, with concrete action steps efficiently executed.

MY LIFE. I am a Libertyville native, and work and live in Libertyville with my wife, Jen, and my two boys – Braden and Gavin. When not at work, I can be seen trying to impersonate a real golfer, playing the classical guitar, and enjoying Lake County’s numerous parks and forest preserves with my family.

Location

Estate & Business Law Group, PC
700 Florsheim Drive
Suite 11
Libertyville, IL, 60048

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Posted by Kelly | August 21, 2020
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Great Experience!
Lawrence Gregory was great to work with while my husband and I were estate planning. He listened to our unique situation and made sure to thoroughly explain all options. He allowed us time to ask many questions and never made us feel rushed to select the best solution to fit our needs. He was also very flexible when setting up meetings during the crazy times of COVID-19. Both Lawrence and his team were very personable and patient and made the whole process very easy for us. I would highly recommend him and his firm!
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Posted by anonymous | February 8, 2019
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| Hired Attorney
Not just the law, but human interactions
Larry successfully guided me through the process of selling my interest in my company to my partner. The legal side ran smoothly due to Larry's initiative and skillset. But what made the deal happen was Larry's understanding of the nature of my partner's situation and managing the process in a way that accommodated her emotional needs through closing. Larry is hands-on, conscientious and committed to finding solutions to legal and business problems. His CPA background was very useful in facilitating this transaction as well.
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Posted by Joyce | November 21, 2017
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| Hired Attorney
Larry Gregory - Exceeds Expectations
Larry was attentive, smart and helpful. He added value and solved several legal estate planning issues for both my husband and myself. We recommend him without hesitation.
Posted by Sharon | June 19, 2014
Very Satisfied with his work
Larry did a very good job of updating and tailoring our will to fit my needs. He instructed us on what the right procedures were and assured us that we were doing the right thing. I feel more confident that I will be taken care of in the future. Larry did a top notch job.
Posted by Tracy | June 18, 2014
Highly recommend!
Larry helped my husband and I with our estate planning. He was very knowledgeable, organized and made the process as painless as possible!

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Resume

AVVO RATING 10.0 (Superb)

Work Experience

  • Partner
  • Estate & Business Law Group, PC
  • 2016 - Present
  • Director
  • Huck Bouma, PC
  • 2013 - 2016
  • Associate Attorney
  • The Gierach Law Firm
  • 2010 - 2013
  • Senior Associate
  • Kpmg Peat Marwick
  • 2007 - 2010
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Education

  • The John Marshall Law School
  • J.D.
  • 2007
  • Northern Illinois University
  • B.S.
  • 2003
  • Northern Illinois University - College of Business
  • B.S.
  • 2003

Sample of Legal Cases

  • Complex Estate Planning & Succession Planning

Associations

  • Illinois CPA Society
  • Member
  • 2015 - Present
  • Chicago Bar Association
  • Member
  • 2007 - Present
  • Illinois State Bar Association
  • Member
  • 2007 - Present
  • American Institute of Certified Public Accountants
  • Member
  • 2005 - Present
  • DuPage County Bar Association, Tax Law Committee
  • Chair
  • 2016 - 2017
  • DuPage County Bar Association
  • Editorial Board Member
  • 2015 - 2017
  • DuPage County Bar Association, Tax Law Committee
  • Vice Chair
  • 2015 - 2016
  • DuPage County Bar Association, Tax Law Committee
  • Chair
  • 2012 - 2013
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Languages Spoken

  • English

Honors and Awards

  • Certified Public Accountant
  • Illinois Board of Examiners
  • 2005

Publications

  • Illinois State Bar Association Trust and Estates Newsletter
  • Stalled SECURE Act Finally Enacted Into Law
  • 2020
  • Illinois State Bar Association Trust and Estates Newsletter
  • Use it or lose it: The IRS proposed regulations will not clawback sunsetting exemption amounts
  • 2019
  • Illinois State Bar Association Trust and Estates Newsletter
  • Estate Tax Account Transcript Now Formally Recognized as a Substitute for an Estate Closing Letter
  • 2017
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Speaking Engagements

  • Wills, Trusts and Estates Committee
  • Top Five (or So) Things Every Probate and Trust Attorney Should Know About Fiduciary Income Taxes
  • 2019
  • Estate Planning Committee
  • Fixing Broken Trusts: Decanting, Merger and Nonjudicial Settlement Agreements
  • 2019
  • Wintrust Legal Panel Discussion Series
  • Wills and Powers of Attorney
  • 2018
  • Wills, Trust & Probate Committee
  • Trust Administration of Business Entities
  • 2018
  • Vernon Hills Office - Quarterly Conference
  • The Future of Estate Planning for Financial Advisors
  • 2017
  • Corporate Wellness Program
  • Estate Planning
  • 2016
  • Family Law Committee
  • Income Tax Planning for the Divorcing Client
  • 2015
  • Probate Process From Start to Finish
  • Accounting
  • 2014
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Attorney endorsements

Received (8)
Given (7)
Endorse Lawrence
Tax Attorney | Feb 10
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Larry is a diligent and attentive attorney. I have referred multiple clients for small business and tax related issues and have received glowing reports. I highly recommend him."
Estate planning Attorney | Jul 26
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
Estate planning Attorney | Sep 01
Relationship: Co-worker
"Larry is an intelligent, detailed-oriented lawyer and CPA. He is responsive to clients and has a great technical background. I endorse Larry."
Estate planning Attorney | Aug 31
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Larry is an intelligent, detailed oriented attorney who constantly strives to find what is best for his clients. He works thoroughly until a project is completed, and is responsive and timely to client inquiries. I endorse Larry and would recommend his services."
Estate planning Attorney | May 24
Relationship: Friend
"I endorse this lawyer. Larry is extremely knowledgeable, hard working and honest. I highly recommend Larry."
Unknown Attorney | Aug 21
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I've known Larry since law school. He is an extremely talented and detail-oriented attorney."
Estate planning Attorney | Jul 30
Relationship: Co-worker
"Larry is not your typical attorney. His passion for his clients goes beyond application of the law and planning to meet his client's needs. He truly cares about his clients and is always striving to learn more to best serve his clients. I highly recommend Larry."
Corporate and incorporation Attorney | May 30
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. An extremely talented and well respected attorney in the legal community."
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