For years, the family law strategists and trial attorneys at Meyer, Olson, Lowy & Meyers (MOLM) have successfully represented high-net-worth individuals in complex dissolutions, earning the firm a preeminent reputation for its ability to investigate, strategize, and litigate high-asset cases.
As a result, while many law firms across the country are facing mass layoffs and even closures, MOLM continues to grow, adding partners, establishing new offices, and receiving requests to represent clients throughout the United States.
“We’ve remained a stable presence in the family law community because of how we tailor our services to our clientele,” says founding partner Lisa Helfend Meyer. “Our clients are mainly people who have multimillion-dollar estates and high-value assets; and, with our extensive resources and expertise, we are well prepared to protect and advocate for their financial futures.”
In the more-than-two decades that MOLM has been advising and representing high-net-worth clients, the firm’s attorneys have become experienced in both analyzing financial estates and working with forensic accountants, business appraisers, fraud investigators, securities and tax professionals, and other financial consultants to safeguard their clients’ interests.
“When it comes to complex marital property issues — business valuations, hidden assets, deferred compensation, tax implications, assets characterization, real estate holdings — we’ve truly seen it all,” Meyer says. “And because of that wide-ranging experience, we can address each client’s specific situation, securing successful outcomes through a more personalized and laser-focused approach.”
Indeed, the lawyers at MOLM recognize that marriage is both a financial and an emotional partnership, and therefore take a sensitive, yet assertive view when advising clients. “When people come to us they are going through one of the worst periods of their lives,” Meyer says. “Many of them are highly successful in their business lives and are used to being in total control; and, as a result, a lot of pent-up, painful emotions surface during their divorce. We help them work through these emotions to where they can start their new lives in the best place possible.”
With a roster of 20 attorneys who all exclusively practice family law, MOLM offers a collective depth of experience that has served to distinguish it from other family law firms in California, and elsewhere in the U.S. The firm represents clients in all aspects of family law, including complex marital estates, high-conflict custody matters, pre- and post-nuptial agreements, and mediation. It has also been influential in a wide range of cutting-edge divorce issues, such as same-sex relationships, complex financial holdings including family trusts and partnerships, domestic and international move-away cases, and custody disputes involving special needs children, substance abuse and mental health issues.
“We receive requests from clients to represent them not only in California but also throughout the United States,” Meyer says, “and that’s because we’re fearless about going up against the best and brightest, regardless of the jurisdiction; our philosophy is ‘have knowledge, expertise, and confidence — will travel.’”
As part of its practice, MOLM represents men and women equally, with a clientele that includes members (and their spouses) of the entertainment industry, professional athletes, corporate CEOs, entrepreneurs, successful professionals. And above all, the firm is dedicated to protecting its clients’ confidentiality.
“Many of our clients reveal their innermost secrets during this process, and I think they appreciate our respect for their privacy and the way that we present ourselves to the media,” Meyer says. “When we’re representing celebrities or clients in high-profile situations, not only are we discreet, but we are also very media savvy, especially when it comes to social media, which is an important aspect of being a family lawyer today.”
In recognition of her expertise, Meyer has been selected for inclusion in The Best Lawyers in America for the past five years, and she has been listed in Super Lawyers since 2005; in 2012, she was named as Best Lawyers’ Los Angeles Family Law Lawyer of the Year.
Meyer is joined at the firm by partners Doreen Olson, Dana Lowy, Felicia Meyers, Anne Slusser, and Ben Valencia, who are all also leaders in the family law field; Meyer and Lowy are AV Preeminent rated by Martindale-Hubbell, the organization’s highest rating for legal ability and ethical standards, and Meyer and Olson are certified as family law specialists by the State Bar of California Board of Legal Specialization.
“Over the firm’s history we’ve hired new attorneys who have become trailblazers in the legal profession, and I think our focus on bringing in the right people has contributed greatly to our tremendous success,” Meyer says. “It has always been our philosophy to strive for perfection, and we all endeavor to do our very best, whether it’s in our written work or courtroom advocacy, because it’s critical to demonstrate to opposing counsel, clients, and judges that we are one of the top family law firms in California, if not the United States.”
Meyer, Olson, Lowy & Meyers, LLP
10100 Santa Monica Boulevard, Suite 1425 | Los Angeles, CA 90067
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