Larry, an attorney and Certified Public Accountant, practices tax, business, estate and financial planning law, providing counsel to corporate executives, high net worth individuals. Larry Blair graduated in 1973 with a B.S. from the University of Kentucky. He continued to further his education and graduated with a J.D. in 1976, also from the University of Kentucky. Larry, an attorney and Certified Public Accountant, practices tax, business, estate and financial planning law. Brother Blair provides counsel to corporate executives, high net worth individuals and businesses and their owners.
He has extensive experience in the complex tax and wealth preservation situations facing high net worth individuals who are corporate executives or business owners. He represents both individuals and businesses in a broad array of federal, state and local tax matters and provides advice and representation to clients in tax controversies with the Internal Revenue Service and state and local tax authorities.
Blair represents publicly held, middle-market and start-up companies on a variety of tax savings and business strategies. He has extensive experience in executive compensation and stock option planning, and has advised clients on corporate mergers, acquisitions, dispositions and redemptions.
When it comes to estate and financial planning, Larry has broad experience in advising individuals, families and businesses on developing and implementing creative, tailored strategies designed to preserve wealth. Those planning strategies focus on business succession planning and passing wealth from one generation to the next. He also advises clients on the use of life insurance in estate and financial planning. He regularly consults with clients on retirement planning matters. Larry is also a frequent writer and accomplished speaker, presenting to diverse groups on various technical tax and business topics.
From 1984 to 2001, Brother Blair worked for PricewaterhouseCoopers (formerly Coopers & Lybrand) as a Tax Partner, and currently works as an attorney at Metz Lewis Brodman Must O’Keefe LLC.
His significant accomplishments include Industrial Scientific Corporation – board member, Chairman of the Board for the Red Cross of Pittsburgh, past President of the Pittsburgh Tax Club, Board of Directors for the World Affairs Council of Pittsburgh, and was recognized as an AV® rated attorney by Martindale-Hubbell peer review.