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Giordani Baker Grossman & Ripp LLP
100 Congress Avenue, Suite 1440
Austin, TX 78701
United States
(512) 767.7100

Firm Details

Giordani Baker Grossman & Ripp LLP is an Austin, Texas based firm that serves the needs of high net worth individuals in the U.S. and abroad in the areas of estate and tax planning (international and domestic), real estate, charitable planning, insurance (with a special focus on private placement life insurance), business planning, and other non-litigation matters.

The professionals and staff of GBGR seek to provide the highest quality legal services within the strictest ethical boundaries of the legal profession in a work environment that honors, respects, and values our clients, each other, our colleagues, and the community.

Founded by a cohesive group of lawyers and other private client professionals who had practiced together for as many as 20+ years. GBGR is uniquely positioned to render a broad range of legal and non-legal advisory services to the high net worth and closely held business communities. Supported by a superb team of administrative professionals whose primary focus it is to enable the billing professionals to provide service efficiently and quickly. GBGR offers clients an appealing value proposition—a comprehensive array of client services at the highest level of quality, but reasonably priced and timely delivered.

It humbles us to have earned a national and international reputation as premier providers of business and estate planning, tax, and wealth management services to high net worth individuals and closely held businesses, and to have been recognized for our efforts.

•  The following Partners currently have an "AV Preeminent" Peer Review rating by Martindale-Hubbell:

-  Leslie C. Giordani

-  Michael H. Ripp, Jr.

•  The following Partners are current Fellows of the American College of Trust and Estate Counsel (ACTEC):

-  Leslie C. Giordani

•   The following Partners are listed in The Best Lawyers in America© (selected by Woodward White Inc.):

-  Leslie C. Giordani: 2002 through Present

-  Michael H. Ripp, Jr.: 2008 through Present

-  Cindy L. Grossman: 2016

•  The following Partners have been named to the Texas Super Lawyers list (selected by Thomson Reuters):

-  Leslie C. Giordani: 2003 through Present

- Michael H. Ripp, Jr.: 2014

•  The following attorneys are Board Certified by the Texas Board of Legal Specialization in the following areas:

-  Leslie C. Giordani:  Estate Planning & Probate

-  Michael H. Ripp, Jr.:  Estate Planning & Probate

-  Steven D. Baker:  Estate Planning & Probate

•  The following Partners have been named to the Texas Rising Stars list (selected by Thomson Reuters):

-  Michael H. Ripp, Jr.:  2004 through 2011

-  Cindy L. Grossman: 2009 through Present

•  The following GBGR professionals have been named to the Society of Trust and Estate Practitioners (STEP):

-  Michael H. Ripp, Jr.

-  Bruce S. Kentros

•  The following Partners have been named Members of IR Global:

-  Leslie C. Giordani:  Wills & Estates

-  Michael H. Ripp, Jr.:  Tax (Private Client)


Michael Ripp
Complex Structure Administration
Leslie Giordani
Family Office Support
Bob Chesner
Insurance Consultation and Administration
Leslie Giordani
International Estate and Asset Protection Planning
Michael Ripp
Investment Portfolio Planning (Legal and Tax Matters)
Leslie Giordani
Private Placement Life Insurance Planning and Insurance Dedicated Funds
Michael Ripp
Tax Compliance

Firm Practice Areas

  • Business Organizations (including LLCs and Partnerships)
  • Tax Law
  • Trusts and Estates

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