Buchalter is proud to represent many of the innovators, leaders and investors in technology and finance that have helped people live their lives out loud. But when they find themselves in the throes of a divorce, we understand that privacy, discretion and civility are key. Even more importantly, Buchalter understands the math behind some of California’s most sophisticated divorce and prenuptial agreements.
Our family law team provides bespoke solutions for the dissolution of marriages involving founders, executives and chiefs in tech, venture and angel capital, hedge funds and private equity funds. They look to us for agreements that reflect their unique goals and move them and their families forward with respect and integrity.
High Net Worth Valuations and Compensation Structures
Certified Family Law Specialist Monica Mazzei leads our expert counsel to HNW clients, who include tech pioneers, entertainment and sports luminaries, business entrepreneurs – and their spouses.
Recognized for mastering the art and science of complex asset valuation and engaging empathetically with clients, Monica has earned a reputation for impact, civility and credibility among California’s family law community.
As settlement counsel, Monica’s mediation-driven approach is powered by a deep facility with how tech, finance and investment companies compensate their leaders and value assets. Our attorneys have decades of experience in negotiating settlements involving complex community property and support issues and privately held businesses.
Disentangling complex wealth is complicated. Inevitably, related issues in tax, real estate, trusts, cryptocurrency and other areas will arise. Buchalter’s Family Law practice draws from the firm’s vast practice resources to address the full range of business and legal concerns that occur.
Marriage Dissolutions and Prenup Agreements
Buchalter’s Family Law practice handles highly sophisticated divorce agreements with underlying business transactional elements for HNW individuals. As each dissolution is unique, no two divorce agreements will look alike – we customize counsel to each client’s situation.
We also negotiate custom premarital agreements for our ultra-high-net-worth clients in which we help couples identify their own rules and destiny for their marriage.
Our clients are top performers in their professions who prefer strategic and expedited resolutions.
Increasingly in the world of family law that means mediated settlements that are valued for their creativity and achievement of clients’ goals. This outcome stands in contrast to traditional divorce litigation that can become judge centric, protracted and publicly available.
While the pandemic shifted many divorcing parties from courtroom litigation to virtual settlement negotiations, our clients continue to opt for nonpublic alternatives where they gain more say in the outcome, expediency and privacy when unwinding their relationships.
Wide Resources for Today’s Marital Reality
Our Family Law practice appreciates the reality of our clients’ lives. The demands on their time and attention are enormous. We build productive, convenient lines of communication and strong relationships with clients.
Most clients have cross-border interests and regularly move across time zones. They often need affiliated services to help manage the multifaceted disruption that comes with uncoupling and the divorce process.
We structure representation akin to a family office, where we help clients tap into a vast network of related professional resources: private judges, forensic accountants, child psychologists, financial advisors, rare collection appraisers, and even kidnap ransom insurance, to name a few areas of our worldwide connections. Our attorneys have particular depth of experience in matters involving the United Kingdom, France and Hong Kong.