Press Release
July 1, 2024

Lawrence Kern Joins Holland & Knight's Private Wealth Services Group in Chicago

CHICAGO (July 1, 2024) – Holland & Knight welcomes Lawrence "Larry" Kern as a partner in the Private Wealth Services Group in Chicago. Also joining Holland & Knight are Associates Jared Dodd and Norbert Isaacs. Mr. Kern was previously a shareholder, and Mr. Dodd and Mr. Isaacs were associates at Greenberg Traurig.

Mr. Kern focuses his practice on tax and estate planning matters for high-net-worth individuals and families, closely held business owners, private equity and hedge fund principals, and charitable organizations. Mr. Kern also focuses on advising clients in connection with the formation and operation of family offices and private trust companies, as well as the migration of trusts to reduce or eliminate state income tax exposure. As a certified public accountant, Mr. Kern also has substantial experience with estate and trust administration matters, including preparing and reviewing state and federal income, estate, gift and generation-skipping transfer tax returns, and helping clients manage disputes with the IRS and state taxing authorities.

"Larry and his colleagues are strong additions to our national Private Wealth Services Group and will substantially enhance our capabilities in Chicago," said David Scott Sloan, co-leader of Holland & Knight's Private Wealth Services Group. "Chicago is a very important market for our Private Wealth Services practice that we have been focused on growing. We are pleased to welcome Larry to our Chicago office and our firm."

"Holland & Knight has a fantastic reputation nationally for its private wealth advisory services," said Mr. Kern. "I look forward to joining a wide network of estate planning and tax lawyers who are committed to impeccable client service and supporting each other as well."

Mr. Kern is listed in the Leading Lawyers Network and is a member of the Chicago Estate Planning Counsel. He earned a J.D. degree from the University of Illinois College of Law and a B.S. degree from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign.

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