Larry Gragg is the COO of Codina Partners, LLC. Codina Partners, LLC, headquartered in Coral Gables, Florida, is the operating company for various real estate assets owned by Armando Codina and various institutional partners, including JP Morgan Chase and Baupost. Codina Partners acts as the developer and asset manager for such assets.
Larry joined Codina Partners after a 34-year legal career, the last 22 of which were as a partner of White & Case LLP where he was one of the founding partners of the firm’s Miami office which grew from 8 lawyers to over 100 lawyers during that period. Larry has an LLM in Taxation and is a Board Certified Tax Lawyer. He has served as the Chairman of the 2,000 member Florida Bar Tax Section and the National Association of State Tax Bar Sections. He also has served as an adjunct professor in the University of Miami’s Graduate Tax Program.
Larry has been recognized as one of the top lawyers in the State of Florida for many years, both by his peers and the business community. He has been selected by Best Lawyers in America, received the highest ranking from Chambers since its inception in the United States and, most recently, designated one of South Florida’s Best Lawyers in two separate categories, tax and real estate.
Larry was awarded the Outstanding Tax Attorney Award by the Florida Bar Tax Section in 2003. In 2007, he received the Top Dealmaker of the Year award in 2007 for his representation of the Babcock family in its sale of 91,000 plus contiguous acres, the largest land sale in Florida in recent times.
Larry’s practice has focused almost exclusively on transactional real estate. He has structured, formed and financed hundreds of real estate ventures and transactions over his career, including public and private REITs, real estate syndications and public-private transactions.