Laurence I. Blair

President, Rrjfs at Jewish Federation of South Palm Beach County, Inc.

Laurence I. Blair

Laurence I. Blair

President, Rrjfs at Jewish Federation of South Palm Beach County, Inc.

Biography

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.

Bar Admissions

* Florida
* New York

Education

* J.D., University of Miami School of Law
* LL.M., University of Miami School of Law
* B.A., Tulane University, Murphy Institute of Political Economy

Experience

Professional and Community Involvement

* American Bar Association, Member
* Broward County Bar Association, Tax Section, Member
* Broward County Estate Planning Council, Member
* Estate Planning Council of Boca Raton, Member
* Jewish Federation of South Palm Beach County, Inc., Executive Board, 2011-Present
* Professional Advisory Committee, 2003-Present
* Jacobson Jewish Community Foundation
* Chair, 2017
* Board of Trustees, 2011-Present

* New York State Bar Association, Member
* Ruth Rales Jewish Family Service of South Palm Beach County, Inc., Board of Trustees, 2003-Present
* Chair of Board of Trustees, 2009-2013
* Treasurer, 2005-2006

* South Palm Beach County Bar Association, Member
* The Florida Bar, Member
* Wills, Trusts & Estates Certification Committee, 2017-2020

* Urban Justice Center, National Young Leadership Cabinet, Member
* Woodfield Feeds the Hungry, Chair, 2010-Present

Awards

Recognitions

* Martindale-Hubbell, AV® Preeminent ™
* The Boca Raton Observer, “Boca Raton’s Expert Lawyers,” 2016
* U.S. News and World Report, “Best Lawyers in America,” Trusts and Estates, 2011-2018
* Super Lawyers magazine, “Florida Super Lawyers,” Estate & Probate, 2012-2018
* South Florida Business & Wealth magazine, “Leaders In Law,” Finalist, Trusts & Estates, 2014
* Florida Trend magazine, “Legal Elite,” 2012-2013, 2017
* Ruth Rales Jewish Family Service, “Rales Humanitarian Award,” 2013
* Jewish Federation of South Palm Beach County, “James and Marjorie Baer Outstanding Young Leadership Award,” 2011

Publications

In the News

* Featured, “People on the Move: Laurence “Larry” Blair Chair at Jacobson Jewish Community Foundation,” South Florida Business Journal, May 23, 2017
* Featured, “Larry Blair Named New Chair Of Local Jacobson Jewish Community Foundation,” Boca News Now, May 23, 2017
* Featured, “Leading the Way – Estate Professionals to Honor Attorney Laurence Blair at Mitzvah Society Reception,” The Boca Observer, January 2017
* Author, “American Taxpayer Relief Act of 2012, Averting the Fiscal Cliff,” January 2013
* Author, “Planning for the Buy-Sell Agreement,” March 2013

News & Videos

News

* Super Lawyers Recognizes 22 Attorneys at Greenspoon Marder as “Super Lawyers” in Florida
* Greenspoon Marder Supports I Am Hillel 2018
* Greenspoon Marder Attorneys Receive 2018 AV Preeminent Rating By Martindale-Hubbell
* 34 Attorneys from Greenspoon Marder Listed in The Best Lawyers in America© 2018
* 7 Greenspoon Marder Attorneys Recognized in Florida Trend’s 2017 Legal Elite
* Super Lawyers Recognizes 21 Attorneys at Greenspoon Marder in Florida
* Greenspoon Marder Shareholder Laurence “Larry” I. Blair Named New Chair Of Local Jacobson Jewish Community Foundation
* Greenspoon Marder Supports The Jewish Federation Of South Palm Beach County And PAC Primetime
* Greenspoon Marder Shareholder Laurence “Larry” Blair Appointed to The Florida Bar’s Wills, Trusts & Estates Certification Committee
* Greenspoon Marder Shareholder Laurence “Larry” I. Blair To Be Honored At 2017 Mitzvah Society Reception
* Greenspoon Marder Attorneys Selected as 2016 Legal Leaders
* Greenspoon Marder Attorneys Receive 2017 AV Preeminent Rating By Martindale-Hubbell
* Three Greenspoon Marder Attorneys Listed in The Boca Raton Observer’s South Florida’s Pre-eminent Attorney Directory
* 32 Attorneys from Greenspoon Marder Listed in the Best Lawyers in America 2017
* Super Lawyers Recognizes 38 Attorneys at Greenspoon Marder
* 25 Greenspoon Marder Law Attorneys Listed Among 2016 Best Lawyers in America
* 26 Greenspoon Marder Law Attorneys Listed Among 2015 Florida Super Lawyers and Rising Stars
* Twenty-Three Greenspoon Marder Law Attorneys Listed Among Best Lawyers in America in 2015
* Fifteen Greenspoon Marder Law Attorney’s Selected as 2014 Florida Super Lawyers, and Ten as 2014 Florida Rising Stars
* Greenspoon Marder Attorneys Selected as Finalists for Lifestyle Media Group’s Leaders In Law Award
* Greenspoon Marder’s Larry Blair, and wife, received the Rales Humanitarian of the Year Award
* Larry and Michele Blair to be honored at the Ruth Rales Jewish Family Service’s 2013 Annual Gala
* Twenty-Three Greenspoon Marder Attorneys Listed Among Best Lawyers in America in 2014
* 26 Greenspoon Marder Attorneys Listed Among Florida Super Lawyers
* Greenspoon Marder Named Among the 2013 “Best Law Firms”
* Greenspoon Marder Attorneys Named Among The Best Lawyers in America® 2013
* Greenspoon Marder Attorneys Named Among The Best Lawyers in America® 2012

Overview
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Number of Boards

2

Number of Awards

7

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Executive Director & Financial Adviser at JP Morgan Securities LLC

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President & Chief Operating Officer at US Title of Florida

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Business & Professional Chair at Jewish Federation of South Palm Beach County, Inc.

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Senior Wealth Advisor at The Colony Group LLC

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Former Real Estate Agent at Coldwell Banker Residential Real Estate LLC

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Senior Vice President, Investments & Financial Advisor at Drowos Wealth Management Group

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Member, Board of Directors at Jewish Federation of South Palm Beach County, Inc.

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Attorney at Mark A. Schaum, P.A.

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Managing Shareholder at DuBosar Sheres, P.A.

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Founder at Jewish Women's Foundation of South Palm Beach County

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President, Rrjfs at Jewish Federation of South Palm Beach County, Inc.
Education
M.Tx

The University of Miami is a private research university in Coral Gables, Florida. As of 2019, the university enrolls 17,811 students in 12 separate colleges/schools, including the Leonard M. Miller School of Medicine in Miami's Health District, a law school on the main campus, and the Rosenstiel School of Marine and Atmospheric Science focused on the study of oceanography and atmospheric sciences on Virginia Key, with research facilities at the Richmond Facility in southern Miami-Dade County. The university offers 132 undergraduate, 148 master's, and 67 doctoral degree programs, of which 63 are research/scholarship and four professional areas of study. Over the years, the university's students have represented all 50 states and close to 150 foreign countries. With more than 16,000 full- and part-time faculty and staff, UM is a top 10 employer in Miami-Dade County. UM's main campus in Coral Gables has 239 acres and over 5.7 million square feet of buildings. Research is a component of each academic division, with UM attracting $358.9 million in sponsored research grants in FY 2019. UM offers a large library system with over 3.9 million volumes and exceptional holdings in Cuban heritage and music. UM also offers a wide range of student activities, including fraternities and sororities, a student newspaper and a radio station. UM's intercollegiate athletic teams, collectively known as the Miami Hurricanes, compete in Division I of the National Collegiate Athletic Association. UM's football team has won five national championships since 1983 and its baseball team has won four national championships since 1982.

JD

The University of Miami School of Law, founded in 1926, is the law school of the University of Miami, located in Coral Gables, Florida, in the United States. The school graduated its first class of 13 students in 1929. The University of Miami School of Law also offers extensive "Public Interest Programs" and opportunities, including the "Center for Ethics and Public Service" that offers in-house clinics and educational programs including the "Children and Youth Law Clinic", "Health and Elder Law Clinic", and "Corporate & Professional Responsibility Program". The HOPE Public Interest Resource Center at the University of Miami School of Law gives students the opportunity to get involved in over 25 different projects each year, reaching various underserved and at-risk populations locally, nationally, and abroad.The University of Miami School of Law is located on the main campus of the University of Miami in Coral Gables, just six miles southeast of Miami, the 7th largest metropolitan area in the nation. The School of Law is centered around a central courtyard called the "Bricks." The Law Library has a collection of over 600,000 volumes in print and microform, and subscribes to a large and ever-expanding list of electronic resources.

Career History
Partner
2005 - Current

Greenspoon Marder PA provides legal services. It specializes in administrative, banking, construction, corporation and business, criminal law, equine law, financial recovery, gaming, lobbying and taxation. The company was founded by Gerald Greenspoon and Michael E. Marder in 1981 and is headquartered in Fort Lauderdale, FL.

President, Rrjfs
Current

The Jewish Federation of South Palm Beach County is made up of Jewish and social service organizations, synagogues and schools that provide valued services and programs to recipients in our community, in Israel and around the world. We are also made up of the local residents who support us— including lay leadership, volunteers, donors, professional staff, rabbis, educators, event participants, students, and all those who contribute their time, skills or funds to a shared vision for our Jewish community and the world.

Shareholder
2005 - Prior
Political Donations
$1,000
2010

Representative at Office of the Representative from Florida's 22nd District, Ted Deutch

Awards & Honors
2016
U.S. News & World Report LP - Best Lawyers
2015
U.S. News & World Report LP - Best Lawyers
2014
U.S. News & World Report LP - Best Lawyers
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