Lawrence E. May has built his career over decades with professional leadership, and placing client satisfaction as the singular goal of his practice. Leadership has meant serving as President of the Beverly Hills Bar Association and chairing the Board of Directors of Public Counsel, the largest pro bono law firm in the United States.
Prior to becoming an attorney, Mr. May worked as a journalist. His training as an investigator and writer carries through to his ability to explain complex concepts in an understandable and digestible manner. His journalism experience included internships at the Los Angeles Times and the Washington Post where he wrote multiple Page One articles.
Lawrence E. May obtained his B.A and J.D from the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA). While at UCLA he served as Managing Editor of the UCLA Daily Bruin, one of the largest college dailies in the United States.
While in law school, he was a member of the UCLA Law Review, and traveled to Saipan in the Mariana Islands for a clinical project with the Attorney General of the Trust Territory of the Pacific Islands. While practicing, he has been an active participant in Bruin Professionals, an alumni group for professional advisors.
After obtaining his J.D, Mr. May began his career at the prestigious New York law firm Paul Weiss Rifkind Wharton & Garrison. From there, he worked at other firms before finally creating his own practice in 1983. He has been designated a Super Lawyer with an emphasis on closely-held and family owned business every year since 2005. He has also received an ‘AV’ rating from Martindale-Hubbell, its highest rating for professional excellence.
Outside of UCLA, May has participated in many community activities and is currently a member of Provisors, a nationwide group of trusted professional advisors and the Water Buffalo Club, a charity group raising funds for small children’s charities. He supports numerous other charitable organizations.
He lives in Studio City with his wife, Roz, of more than 40 years. He spends time with the families of their two children and three grandchildren and is frequently enjoying a round of golf.
With strong values of trust, commitment and integrity, the law firm of Lawrence E. May, PLC understands the importance of legal counseling in supporting and enhancing the business process and personal planning. Through identification of legal issues and continuous involvement in your business and personal life, Lawrence E. May can assist addressing legal issues before they develop into significant problems and provide you with peace of mind.
Our firm creates a picture of your business and family culture and relationships using your history. Using this process as the foundation of our work, we design a structure that can be used to create an optimal client-lawyer relationship to ensure that you get the best results. The end result is a smooth transition from buyer to seller, and generation to generation.