After helping his own family deal with a lengthy probate and the IRS following his father’s untimely death in a farm accident, Larry Parman made a decision to help families create effective estate plans designed to reduce taxes and minimize legal interference with the transfer of assets to one’s heirs.
Following a dozen years in the investment banking and financial services business, Mr. Parman formed Parman & Easterday, a law firm providing families the peace of mind that comes from having a premier estate and financial plan in place.
Today, the firm is one of the leading Estate, Elder Law, and Business Planning law firms in the Midwest. Parman & Easterday recently added Economic Development and Government Relations to its portfolio of client services.
Mr. Parman is the author of numerous published articles on business, financial and estate planning matters and the co-author of two books, Estate Planning Basics: A Crash Course in Safeguarding Your Legacy and Guiding Those Left Behind in Oklahoma: Settling the Affairs of Your Loved One. In January, 2013 his most recent book, Above The Fray: Leading Yourself, Your Business and Others During Turbulent Times, was published.
Parman is a member of the American Academy of Estate Planning Attorneys as well as the Oklahoma and Missouri Bar Associations. He is an Accredited Estate Planner with the National Association of Estate Planners and Counsels and a member of the Oklahoma City Estate Planning Council.
Parman offers executive development and consulting programs to CEOs, business owners, and entrepreneurs on strategic planning, process improvement and leadership development (www.ceomaestro.com) . He also holds his general securities license from Financial Industry Regulatory Authority (“FINRA”) and is a partner in a registered investment advisory firm offering investment and retirement planning services.
In January, 2013, Mr. Parman accepted Governor Mary Fallin’s invitation to serve in her cabinet as Oklahoma’s Secretary of State. He later served as Secretary of Commerce until January, 2015.
Mr. Parman has actively participated in numerous community and civic organizations. He is a current board member of the Oklahoma State Chamber of Commerce and the Oklahoma Council of Public Affairs (OCPA), a non-partisan issue advocacy organization promoting free markets, limited government and individual opportunity. He is an active member of Rotary Club 29 and the Committee of 100, both in Oklahoma City.
Previously, he served on the Board of Managers of CompSource Oklahoma and served two years as its Chairman. Larry is an alumnus of Leadership Oklahoma City. He is a former board member of Oklahoma City’s Junior Achievement Chapter for nearly twenty years where he served two terms as President, and the Research Institute for Economic Development (“RIED”).
Mr. Parman received his undergraduate degree from the University of Missouri-Columbia, where he was selected as a Member of the prestigious Mystical 7 Organization honoring seven outstanding Seniors for their leadership and service to the campus and community. While participating in Mizzou’s Army R.O.T.C. Program, Parman was selected from 3,200 participants as the outstanding cadet at Fort Riley, KS. He earned his Juris Doctorate from the University of Missouri-Kansas City.
Larry and his wife Darlene have two adult children, Aly Parman Pitts (husband, Mike, and grandson, Desmond) and Scott Parman of Oklahoma City.