Larry practices in the areas of commercial real estate transactions and land use, with an emphasis on land development, land acquisitions, and real estate financing.
As the founding partner of Tarabicos Grosso, Larry represents many of the largest land developers, builders, and investors in the region in connection with their projects in Delaware. Some of the more prominent projects Larry is currently working on, or has worked on in the past, include: state-of-the-industry mixed-use development projects at Avenue North, Concord Plaza, Linden Hill Station, Barley Mill Plaza, and the Town of Whitehall; the campus expansion at Goldey-Beacom College; numerous residential communities, including Rothwell Estates, Ponds of Odessa, Village of Long Creek, the Village of Eastridge, Greenhill Estates, Brennan Estates, and Stonewold; numerous age-restricted 55 and older communities, including Village of Rocky Run, Little Falls Village, and Milltown Village; Christiana Mall development, redevelopment, and expansion; Christiana Retail Center; Governors Square; Apex Office Building; Hockessin Athletic Club; and development and financing of the Odyssey Charter School campus.
With over 35 years of experience, Larry has handled complex real estate and financing transactions, as well as a wide variety of land development, zoning, and condemnation matters. Larry has consistently been ranked as a leading Real Estate/Zoning/Land Use attorney in Chambers USA – America’s Leading Lawyers for Business. He is said to be “[f]irst choice for zonings”, a high-profile attorney with a “thorough knowledge of codes, people and practices.” According to clients, he “excels where you need to think on your feet”. Other recent recognitions include being named a Delaware Today “Top Lawyer” in the areas of Land Use and Real Estate Law (2019, 2016) and a U.S. News – “Best Lawyer” in the areas of Real Estate, Land Use, and Zoning Law (since 1995).
Throughout his life, and particularly as a member of the Delaware Bar, Larry has exhibited strong civic leadership, integrity, and commitment to the Delaware community. Larry has always been especially responsive and sensitive to local community members in need, as evidenced by his charitable activities and advocacy for effective affordable housing initiatives for low-income Delawareans. Throughout his 35-year career, Larry has also served as a mentor to generations of Delaware lawyers, law students, and legal professionals, providing training, professional guidance, and leadership, while promoting the values of teamwork and community involvement.
• Emory University School of Law, Law School, J.D. (1985)
• University of Delaware, B.A. (1982)