Larry recently retired as a Tax Director with the certified public accounting firm Wipfli, LLP. He has over 40 years of experience in tax consulting for private foundations, associations, and charitable not-for-profit organizations. He has been engaged in many consulting assignments in the areas of securing and maintaining tax-exempt status and minimizing the tax on unrelated business income. Accomplishments include the merger of two business associations; securing public charity status for a private school, a youth counseling organization, and a family cemetery trust; and requests to convert private foundations into public charities. In addition, he has successfully negotiated settlements with the Internal Revenue Service and United States Tax Court on various tax-related issues.
Larry earned a B.S. Degree in Accounting from the University of Illinois-Urbana/Champaign and a law degree from Loyola University of Chicago. He is both a licensed CPA and attorney and a member of the Illinois State Bar Association and theDecalogue Society of Lawyers. He is admitted to practice before the U.S. Tax Court.
Larry serves on the University of Illinois Library Board of Advocates and is a Trustee of The Decalogue Foundation. He is the past Chairman of the Federal Tax Section Council and the Employee Benefits Section Council of the Illinois State Bar Association. He also is the Chair of the First Folio Theatre Board of Directors.
Larry frequently speaks on tax and related topics for professional, charitable and business organizations. He and his wife, Laurie, have three grown children and live in Deerfield, Illinois.