Lawrence J. Feller

Lawrence J. Feller

LAWRENCE J. FELLER advises and provides strategic planning for entrepreneurs, closely-held businesses and capital placement firms generally headquartered in the Chicagoland area. Larry's clients are generally linked by their entrepreneurial spirit, growth aspirations, and practical and value-oriented approach to business matters.

Larry provides a "counselor-style" approach to delivering legal services. His clients inherently trust his advice on business matters and expect Larry to play a central role in advising on key business and legal decisions. He is regularly involved in client matters from the concept stage through implementation, and prides himself on professionally prepared and well thought through legal documentation. Larry's clients include family offices, investors, developers, property owners, brokerage companies, management companies, restaurant groups, manufacturers, distributors, service organizations and entrepreneurs in most every facet of business.

A significant portion of Larry's practice is dedicated to transactional work and tax planning for individuals and companies engaged in real estate activities. Matters include acquisitions and dispositions of various property types including shopping centers, office buildings, multifamily apartment buildings, hotels and raw land for development. Larry also advises individuals and organizations otherwise involved in real activities such as property management, asset management, leasing, construction and brokerage.

Larry's practice involves implementing joint venture agreements and capital raises for various projects including project specific capital raises and funds. Larry also advises on legal matters incidental to capital raising activities and start-up businesses including federal and state securities laws, choice of entity, choice of jurisdiction (Delaware versus other states) and asset protection strategies.

Larry has developed a niche in the hospitality space. His clients include sponsor groups that develop hotels, restaurant groups, and some of the most reputable chefs in the Chicagoland area. He has considerable experience designing and implementing capital raises in the hospitality area, as well as drafting and negotiating partnership agreements, incentive compensation arrangements, operator contracts, management contracts and marketing contracts particular to the hospitality space. 

Larry regularly drafts and implements joint venture agreements and other operating agreements and is the author of various articles on the subject including the article "Custom Designing LLCs for Real Estate Provides Maximum Protection and Flexibility." Larry has worked with various local and securitized lenders and regularly drafts and negotiates loan documents on behalf of both lenders and borrowers.

Larry is involved in a number of professional and trade associations including the Chicago Bar Association, the Illinois State Bar Association, the American Bar Association, and the International Council of Shopping Centers. Larry is also an active contributor to various charities including the Jewish United Fund, the Anti-Defamation League and Meals-On-Wheels. 

Larry is native to the Chicago suburban area and currently lives in the Lincoln Park neighborhood of Chicago.


Memberships

  • Illinois State Bar Association, Member
  • Chicago Bar Association, Member
  • American Bar Association, Member
  • International Council of Shopping Centers, Member
  • Jewish United Fund, Donor
  • Anti-Defamation League, Donor
  • Meals-On-Wheels, Board Member

 

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      • Contact Information
      • Bar Admissions
        • Illinois  (1994)
      • Education
        • University of Illinois, J.D., Magna Cum Laude, 1994
        • University of Michigan, B.B.A. in Accounting and Finance, 1991
      • Licenses
        • Certified Public Accountant, Illinois

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