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Dividing Business Interests in Divorce Proceedings

Learn where to start and how to divide a business in divorce: how to characterize the interests, how to apportion community and separate portions, and how to follow through with the division of any community property interest.

 

1.5 hours MCLE Credit Specialization: Family Law

 

 

Tracing business interests into and through marriage can be a tricky proposition. Partners may have joined and left, additional investments might have been made, and the entire purpose of the business might have shifted over time. Learn where to start and how to divide a business in divorce: how to characterize the interests, how to apportion community and separate portions, and how to follow through with the division of any community property interest. Certified Family Law Specialists Peter M. Walzer and Jennifer M. Riemer cover the basics and beyond, and discuss how recent case law developments should affect your approach.

Program Highlights:

  • Characterizing of business interests
  • What might constitute a transmutation in the context of a business interest
  • Apportionment methods: Van Camp, Pereira, hybrid, or something else?
  • What to look for in a business valuation
  • Tips for settling and litigating business interest division issues

This is an intermediate level program. Some family law experience is assumed.

On Demand FA59833-191

Recorded 11/16 

 

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$ 99.00

Tracing business interests into and through marriage can be a tricky proposition. Partners may have joined and left, additional investments might have been made, and the entire purpose of the business might have shifted over time. Learn where to start and how to divide a business in divorce: how to characterize the interests, how to apportion community and separate portions, and how to follow through with the division of any community property interest. Certified Family Law Specialists Peter M. Walzer and Jennifer M. Riemer cover the basics and beyond, and discuss how recent case law developments should affect your approach.

Program Highlights:

  • Characterizing of business interests
  • What might constitute a transmutation in the context of a business interest
  • Apportionment methods: Van Camp, Pereira, hybrid, or something else?
  • What to look for in a business valuation
  • Tips for settling and litigating business interest division issues

This is an intermediate level program. Some family law experience is assumed.

JENNIFER M. RIEMER

JENNIFER M. RIEMER

JENNIFER M. RIEMER received her Bachelor of Arts Degree, magna cum laude, from Vanderbilt University and her Juris Doctor from Boston University Law School. Ms. Riemer practices family law exclusively and handles cases in the areas of dissolution, child custody and support, spousal support, property valuation and division of property, post-divorce issues/support & custody modifications, and domestic violence restraining orders. During her time in law school, Ms. Riemer served as a law clerk at Children's Legal Services in Boston, Massachusetts, and served on the moot court honors board, as an executive committee member, participant, and student judge. Ms. Riemer is a member of the Family Law Section of the American Bar Association, the Family Law Section of the State Bar of California, the Family Law Section of the Los Angeles County Bar Association and the Family Law Section of the Beverly Hills Bar Association. She serves on the Executive Committees for the Beverly Hills Bar Association, Family Law Section and International Law Section. She is a member of the editorial board for the ABA family law publication, "The Family Advocate," and a member of the CLE committee for the ABA Family Law Section. In addition to speaking for CEB, she has lectured on family law issues for the American Bar Association, the State Bar, the Inn of Court and other organizations. She was selected to Super Lawyers' Southern California Rising Stars in 2010, 2011, 2013, 2014, 2015, and 2016.

PETER M. WALZER

PETER M. WALZER

PETER M. WALZER, CFLS, is the founding partner of Walzer Melcher LLP. Mr. Walzer is currently the president of the American Academy of Matrimonial Lawyers. He is also a past chair of the Los Angeles County Bar Association’s Family Law Section, a past president of the Southern California Chapter of the American Academy of Matrimonial Lawyers, and former chair of the executive committee of the State Bar Family Law Section.  Peter is certified by the California Board of Legal Specialization, State Bar of California as a Specialist in Family Law and he has been a Certified Family Law Specialist for over 30 years. He was named Family Law Person of the Year in 2009 by the Southern California Chapter of the American Academy of Matrimonial Lawyers and Fellow of the Year by the American Academy of Matrimonial Lawyers in 2010. He is listed in Best Lawyers in America and is AV rated by Martindale-Hubble. Peter received the Southwestern Law School Max A. Goodman Family Law Legacy Award on June 10, 2017. Chambers and Partners named him a "Leader in Their Field" and ranked him in Band 1 for their 2018 High Net Worth Guide for Family Law.  Peter’s articles have been featured in various publications, including Los Angeles Lawyer, ABA Family Advocate, California Lawyer, LACBA News and Review, and State Bar Family Law Section Family Law News. He has written chapters in two books for California Continuing Education of the Bar. He lectures regularly for the State Bar, UCLA, CEB, ACFLS, AAML, and various other organizations.

Products specifications
PRODUCT GROUP CLE
PRACTICE AREA Family Law
SPECIALIZATION Family Law
SUBTOPICS Property Division
PRODUCT GROUP Digital
Products specifications
PRODUCT GROUP CLE
PRACTICE AREA Family Law
SPECIALIZATION Family Law
SUBTOPICS Property Division
PRODUCT GROUP Digital