|Georgia - GA||15 years|
|Minnesota - MN||14 years|
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David Isaac Schachter has been recognized as one of the premier divorce lawyers in Savannah, GA. Mr. Schachter manages the Savannah office of The Schachter Law Firm, LLC. He works extensively in all facets of Divorce Law and Family Law, representing clients in Savannah and throughout Southeast Georgia in a range of matters, including: divorce, dissolution, child custody, child support issues, international child custody disputes, alimony, marital settlement agreements, and various other domestic relations matters. Prior to founding The Schachter Law Firm, LLC, Mr. Schachter both built and managed the Savannah office of two other family law firms, prior to which he practiced family law at Howard & Whatley, P.C. in Savannah. Mr. Schachter also serves as a Guardian Ad Litem for the Superior Court of Chatham County when requested by the court to assist in that capacity. AVVO has awarded David the Client’s Choice Award for Divorce Law and Family Law, including the sub-specialty of Child Custody for his unique approach and tremendous results in 2012, 2013, 2014, 2015, 2016 and 2017. David has also earned the highest possible rating from Martindale-Hubbell (AV Preeminent), an honor which is only awarded to those lawyers who have reached the heights of professional excellence and highest level of skill and integrity. Additionally, he has been named one of Georgia Trend’s Legal Elite and Georgia’s Top Rated Lawyers. Most recently, David Isaac Schachter has been selected to Superlawyers and named to the 2018 Georgia Rising Stars list, an honor reserved for those lawyers who exhibit excellence in practice. Only 2.5% of attorneys in the State of Georgia receive this distinction. David has also been featured in the best attorneys issue of Savannah Magazine in their 2013, 2014, 2015, 2016, and 2017 issues, and in South Magazine’s 2014, 2016, and 2017 issues.
David Isaac Schachter has also successfully prevailed in a published precedent-setting cases before the Georgia Court of Appeals in Leone v. Griffin, 342 Ga. App. 474, 803 S.E.2d 617 (2017), which can you can view here. In addition, Mr. Schachter helped prepare another case, and particularly the oral arguments and trial briefs, for the United States Supreme Court in an international child custody dispute case that resulted in a unanimous victory from the highest court in the land.
David’s extensive background in various legal practice areas, gives him a unique understanding of an array of unexpected issues that often arise incidental to Divorce and Family Law matters. Mr. Schachter previously practiced law at Parker Rosen, LLC, in Minneapolis, Minnesota, where he represented business owners in commercial disputes including minority shareholder claims, partnership breakups, contract disputes, real estate and employment litigation. While at Parker Rosen, David’s practice ranged from eminent domain and land use to employment law, contract disputes and general business litigation. Prior to joining Parker Rosen, Mr. Schachter practiced law at Hunter Maclean in Savannah, where he focused on business litigation and employment law. Mr. Schachter also drafted loan documents in the area of commercial finance for secured loan transactions involving millions of dollars and worked on various commercial real estate matters. Mr. Schachter clerked for the Honorable Ann Aldridge, Judge, U.S. District Court, Northern District of Ohio, in the summer of 2005.
While in law school, Mr. Schachter was a member of the Executive Editorial Board of the Case Western Reserve Journal of International Law, upon which he served as Articles Editor. Case Western Reserve University School of Law named Mr. Schachter to the Dean’s Honor List for five semesters and awarded him two CALI Excellence Awards, including an award in the area of Family Law. During law school David focused much of his studies on the area of family law under the tutelage of renowned Cleveland, Ohio family law attorney Andrew Zashin of Zashin & Rich Co. L.P.A. a.k.a "The Divorcing Woman’s Best Friend." David also clerked for Mr. Zashin during law school. As acknowledged by Attorney Zashin in the Journal of the American Academy of Matrimonial Lawyers, Mr. Schachter served as a Major Contributor on the international family law article "Bus Bombings and a Baby’s Custody: Insidious Victories for Terrorism in the Context of International Custody Disputes" which was published in the summer of 2008 issue. in the Context of International Custody Disputes" which was published in the summer of 2008 issue.