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Year founded: 2000
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Giordani Fitte 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 GFGR 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. GFGR 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. GFGR 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

- Lauren M. Fitte: 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 GFGR 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)


Giordani Fitte Grossman & Ripp LLP is metro ranked in 3 practice areas. Best Law Firms rankings are based on a rigorous evaluation process.

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Metro Rankings

Tier 1 for Business Organizations (including LLCs and Partnerships)
Tier 1 for Tax Law
Tier 1 for Trusts and Estates


Regional Rankings

Tier 1 for Business Organizations (including LLCs and Partnerships)
Tier 1 for Tax Law
Tier 1 for Trusts and Estates

Practice Areas

The below are areas of legal specialty volunteered by the firm and do not designate a specialty in which a Best Law Firms ranking is held.
  • Business Organizations (including LLCs and Partnerships)
  • Tax Law
  • Trusts and Estates

Individuals Recognized in The Best Lawyers in America®

Giordani Fitte Grossman & Ripp LLP has 1 lawyers recognized for individual performance in the 2024 edition of The Best Lawyers in America®. By receiving this Best Lawyers recognition from their peers for their professional excellence, these lawyers made Giordani Fitte Grossman & Ripp LLP eligible for evaluation for Best Law Firms rankings. For almost two decades, Best Lawyers has awarded these singular accolades, making them the foundation of our Best Law Firms awards. Read more about our Best Lawyers process here.
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Main Location

Austin, TX
2301 South Capital of Texas Highway, Building K
Austin, TX 78746
United States
512-767-7100 Call our Austin, TX location at 512-767-7100 Get Directions Get directions to our Austin, TX location

Management and Personnel


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