Laurence Blair

Laurence Blair

Attorney Profile

Top Rated Estate Planning & Probate Attorney in Boca Raton, FL

Greenspoon Marder, LLP
 | 2255 Glades Road, Suite 400-E
Boca Raton, FL 33431
Phone: 561-322-2964
Fax: 561-322-2965
Selected To Super Lawyers: 2012 - 2019
Licensed Since: 1994
Practice Areas:
  • Estate Planning & Probate (60%),
  • Tax: Consumer (20%),
  • Business/Corporate (20%)
Attorney Profile

Laurence “Larry” I. Blair is a partner at Greenspoon Marder. Mr. Blair is one of a select group of lawyers certified by The Florida Bar as a specialist in Wills, Trusts & Estates Law, which is the highest such rating of an attorney’s special knowledge, skills, and proficiency in a specific area of law and for professionalism and ethics in practice in the state of Florida.

Mr. Blair concentrates his practice in the areas of estate, gift and generation-skipping transfer tax planning with an emphasis on representing families and entrepreneurs in multiple-generation wealth transfer and asset protection planning. He also represents clients with business succession planning needs, including shareholders’ agreements, buy-sell and cross purchase agreements, and business transactions, including purchases and sales of businesses. In particular, he addresses the needs of those clients of the firm whose business endeavors must be structured to assist in maximizing opportunities to transfer wealth to later generations. He is also engaged in assisting clients through the process of administering trusts and estates. Larry counsels clients on charitable giving, insurance planning, prenuptial and postnuptial planning, probate, trust and guardianship administration. In addition, he represents clients in beneficiary representation cases, will and trust contests and fiduciary litigation.

A well-known community leader, Mr. Blair is involved in the community and serves on the governing boards for a variety of local organizations. He helps structure gifts to charities that provide benefits to both donors and the organizations.

Mr. Blair’s experience serving as a member to various boards of directors, finance committees, treasurer of a not-for-profit corporation, service as personal representative and trustee and as a facilitator for family meetings have enabled him to serve as a family advisor to a variety of families.

Certificates and Credentials

Florida Bar Board of Legal Specialization

About Laurence Blair

Admitted: 1994, Florida

Professional Webpage: https://www.gmlaw.com/attorneys/laurence-blair/

Honors/Awards:

  • Rales Humanitarian Award, Ruth Rales Jewish Family Service, 2013
  • Best Lawyers in America, U.S. News and World Report, 2011-2015
  • James and Marjorie Baer Outstanding Young Leadership Award, Jewish Federation of South Palm Beach County, 2011
  • Rated AV® Preeminent™, Martindale-Hubbell Law Directory
  • Florida Super Lawyers, Super Lawyers Magazine, 2012-2015
  • Finalist, Lifestyle Media Group's Leaders in Law Award, Trusts & Estate, 2014

Special Licenses/Certifications:

  • New York Bar, 1993
  • Board Certification Wills, Trust and Estates, 2001

Bar/Professional Activity:

  • The Florida Bar (1993), Certification in Wills, Trusts & Estates
  • Broward County Bar Association, Tax Section
  • Broward County Estate Planning Council
  • Estate Planning Council of Boca Raton
  • American Bar Association
  • The New York State Bar Association (1994) 2nd District Court
  • South Palm Beach County Bar Association

Pro bono/Community Service:

  • Ruth Rales Jewish Family Service of South Palm Beach County, Inc., Board of Trustees 2003-current, Chair of Board of Trustees 2009-2013, Treasurer 2005-2006
  • UJC, National Young Leadership Cabinet
  • Jewish Federation of South Palm Beach County, Inc., Executive Board 2011-current, Professional Advisory Committee 2003-current , Board of Trustees for the Jacobson Family Foundation of the Jewish Federation of South Palm Beach County, Inc.  2011-current

Educational Background:

  • University of Miami School of Law (J.D.)
  • Tulane University, Murphy Institute of Political Economy (B.A.)
  • University of Miami (Masters of Law in Taxation)
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Office Location for Laurence Blair

2255 Glades Road
Suite 400-E
Boca Raton, FL 33431

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Last Updated: 1/29/2019

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