Lawrence J. Feller Partner
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Lawrence J. Feller

Larry is a partner at HMB, providing counsel on day-to-day operations, transactions and joint ventures.

Larry works with entrepreneurs, privately-held companies, family offices and private investors through the entire life of their businesses and investments, from concept to planning and execution. He provides general counsel advice on transactional, tax planning and business matters with a focus on developing joint venture agreements. His clients span a variety of industries from hospitality and real estate sectors to service and manufacturing.

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A True Counselor for the Entrepreneur

Larry helps design and implement capital raises, advising sponsor groups and real estate developers who develop hotels and restaurants. He’s also known for representing some of the most prominent chefs in the Chicagoland area.

Clients rely on Larry for the structuring of their businesses, creating custom and protective legal documentation and for his help in executing their business plans. His clients tend to share an entrepreneurial spirit and desire for growth.


  • 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.
  • Advises individuals and organizations otherwise involved in real activities such as property management, asset management, leasing, construction and brokerage.
  • Implements joint venture agreements and capital raises for various projects including project specific capital raises and funds
  • 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
  • Developed a niche in the hospitality space, clients include sponsor groups that develop hotels, restaurant groups, and some of the most reputable chefs in the Chicagoland area
  • Designs and implements 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.


  • University of Illinois, J.D., magna cum laude
  • University of Michigan, B.B.A. in Accounting and Finance


  • Certified Public Accountant, Illinois


  • Illinois


  • Law Review

Professional Memberships

  • Illinois State Bar Association
  • Chicago Bar Association
  • American Bar Association
  • International Council of Shopping Centers

Community Involvement

  • Jewish United Fund, Donor
  • Anti-Defamation League, Donor
  • Meals-On-Wheels, Board Member


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  • University of Illinois, J.D., magna cum laude
  • University of Michigan, B.B.A. in Accounting and Finance
  • Illinois
  • Certified Public Accountant, Illinois
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