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        I am a Board Certified as a Family Law Specialist by the State Bar of California since 1986.

        I have represented several clients whose primary business is the development and ownership of real estate.  The value of real estate owned by these various clients varied from as little as $15 million to several billion dollars.  The types of real estate portfolios owned by these various clients is throughout the broad spectrum of real estate including shopping centers, restaurants, apartment buildings, residential tracts and other various commercial properties.  I am intimately familiar with all issues in connection with valuation and division of real estate and divorce.

        I have represented clients who have been the majority owner of all kinds of businesses, including but not limited to manufacturing, distribution, marketing, and entertainment.  These businesses generated annual revenues from $15 million to $5 billion per year.

        I have also has represented individuals who have been the single largest shareholders in national and/or multinational corporations where the valuation of the client's ownership interest was in many cases in excess of $1 billion.

        My honors and past and present memberships include:

  • Member of the Executive Committee of the American Bar Association, Divorce Tax Issues Committee of the Family Law Section and Taxation Section.

  • Member of the Board of Governors of the Beverly Hills Bar Association.

  • Member of the Executive Committee of the Family Law Section of the Beverly Hills Bar Association.

  • Member of the Standing Committee on Support for the State Bar of California.

  • Member of the Family Law Advisory Board for the Continuing Education of the Bar.

  • Member of the Executive Committee of the American Bar Association, Taxation Section, Divorce Tax Committee.

  • Member of the Executive Committee of the American Bar Association, Family Law Section, Trial Advocacy Institute.

  • Member of the Board of Directors of Family Service of Los Angeles.

  • Member of the Board of Directors of Juvenile Diabetes Foundation International.

  • Member of the Board of Directors of the Arthritis Foundation.

  • Adjunct Professor, Divorce Taxation, Golden Gate University Masters in Taxation Program.

  • Judge Pro Tem, Beverly Hills Municipal Court.

  • Mediator, Los Angeles Superior Court.

  • Arbitrator, Los Angeles Superior Court.





Languages spoken: French, Farsi

Practice areas


  1. Family: 100%
    36 years, 800 cases



Hourly ($575-750/hour)

Payment types:

Cash, Check, Credit card

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Contact info

815 Moraga Dr
Los Angeles, CA, 90049


We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.
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Work experience
TitleCompany nameDuration
PartnerLaw Office of Mitchell A.Jacobs1989 - Present
PartnerHersh and Jacobs1986 - 2011
Attorney at LawLoeb & Loeb1981 - 1986
Publication nameTitleDate
Daily JournalWhen Your Marriage is Invalid, Who Gets Paid2010
Daily JournalBeware of Post Separation Debts in Divorce2010
Daily JournalNew Spouse's Income in Factoring Child Support2010
Daily JournalSupport Payments, It's a Question of Time2010
Daily JournalDid You Advise Your Client to Change His or Her Beneficiary Designation(s) After the Divorce2010
Daily JournalTaking Party Expectations Into Account2010
Daily JournalSpousal Support: Blazing a New Trial2009
Daily JournalEstate Secrets2009
Daily JournalWhen Words Collide2009
Daily JournalHome Alone2009
Daily JournalChange of Plans2008
Daily JournalLong Division2008
Daily JournalVisitation Hesitation2008
Daily JournalParent Trap2007
Daily JournalValuing Goodwill2007
Daily JournalGoodwill Hunting Doesn't Work in Director's Divorce2006
Daily JournalBurkle Decision on Post-Marital Agreements2006
Daily JournalHow Money Is Invested Decides if It Counts in Child Support2006
Daily JournalIn Divorce Cases Changes in Title Have Consequences2005
Daily JournalJurisdiction Does Not Follow When Custodial Parent Moves2005
Daily JournalMessage to Spouses: Get all Transmutations in Writing2005
Daily JournalBroad Definition of 'Income' Has Limits in Support Cases2005
Daily Journal'Benson' Opens a Door to Oral Agreements for Transmutation2004
Daily JournalPurpose of Worker's Comp Award is Crucial in Divorce2004
Daily JournalCourt Guts The Mandatory Retroactive Child Support2004
Daily Journal'Iredale' Clarifies Attorney's Community Property Interest2004
Daily JournalBellio's Opinion Avoids Issue of Provisions Promoting Divorce2003
Daily JournalParents Can't Submit Issue of Child Support to Binding ADR2003
Daily JournalMarital Settlements Are Subject to Fraudulent Transfer Statute2003
Daily JournalCourts Must Look at Effect on Kids Even for Good-Faith Move-Away2003
Daily JournalCase Addresses Effect of Stipulation on Child Custody2003
Daily JournalCase May Help Spouses Who Conceal Income and Assets2003 IRS Loses One, in a Case of Divorce and Following Gain2003
Daily JournalPost-Marital Agreements2002
Daily JournalHusband and Wife Must Live Apart to Be Legally Separated2002
Daily JournalCourts Must Examine Statutory Factors Before Altering Support2002
Daily JournalLavish Lifestyle Allows Deviation From Child Support Guideline2002
Daily JournalReimbursement is Required for Separate Property Improvement2002
Daily JournalColor of Money: High Earners Now May Have to Disclose Income Information2002
Daily JournalEmotional Issue: Court of Appeals Considers California's Grandparent Visitation Statue2001
Daily JournalContinuing Jurisdiction Equals Pending Litigation in Family Law2001
Daily JournalA Spouse Managing A Community Asset Doesn't Have A Duty to Invest Prudently2001
Daily JournalInvestment Passivity is No Defense in Divorce2001
Daily JournalWork Rules: Valuation of a Community-Property Business After Separation2001
Daily JournalThe Uniform Child Custody Jurisdiction Enforcement Act2001
Daily JournalAlgebraic Formula: Child Support Order Deviating From Guidelines Must Contain Findings2000
Daily JournalCourt Upholds Termination of Wealthy Spouse's Support2000
Daily JournalTaxing Breakups: Deductibility of Attorney Fees in Dissolution Matters2000
Daily JournalImputing Income: Support Award Takes Into Account Earnings From Assets1999
Daily JournalSupport Award Takes Into Account Earnings from Assets1999
Daily JournalSupport Cut Off When Woman Fails to Become Self-Supporting1999
Daily JournalCan Ex Spouse Sue for Concealment of Marital Assets1998
Daily JournalDiscovery in Support Cases Involving a Wealthy Parent1998
Daily JournalEnhanced Benefits Can Become Community Property1998
Daily JournalSupreme Court to Tackle Issue of Support Waivers1998
Daily JournalDeadbeat Lock-up: Parents Who Willfully Refuse to Seek Employment1998
Daily JournalEnhanced Pension Benefits1998
Daily JournalNew Calculation: Bonus and Overtime Pay in Determining Support1997
Daily JournalPension - Benefit Division Under ERISA1997
Daily JournalHomework on Imputation of Income to a Parent1997
Daily JournalRules Governing Changes to Another State's Child Support1997
Daily JournalThe Unconditional Nature of Support for Minor Children1997
Daily JournalExpress Language Required for Transmutation1997
Daily JournalCode Modifications Affecting Spousal Provisions1997
1996Courts Use A Detailed Formula to Apportion Separate Property Assets1996
Daily JournalWrite Way: Deductibility of Spousal Support1996
Daily JournalEarning Capacity Standard May Be Imputed When Acting in Good Faith1996
Daily JournalOne Spouse's Indemnification May Cause the Other to Retain Tax Liability1996
Daily JournalEstablishing a Child's Best Interest in 'Move" Cases1995
Daily JournalAgreement to Provide for Ex-Spouse or Children in Testamentary Documents1995
Daily JournalGaining Access to Retirement Benefits to Enforce Marital Property Agreements1995
Daily JournalUnder What Circumstances May Custodial Parents Relocate?1995
Daily JournalWhen Disability Payments Do Not Qualify as Community Property1995
Daily JournalCourts Disagree About How to Divide Stock Options as a Marital Asset1995
Daily JournalWhich Spouse Pays the Taxes?1994
Daily JournalSection 1034 Rollover of Gain from Sale of Residence1994
Daily JournalHighlights of Important Changes in the 1994 Family Code1994
Daily JournalWhen a Parent is a 'Parent' Under California Law?1994
Daily JournalQualified Domestic Relations Orders Used for Child Support1994
Daily JournalPension Plans, Non-Employee Spouses and Taxation Problems1993
Daily JournalABA Proposals Could Aid Divorcing Spouses1992
Daily JournalDivorced Spouses Can Avoid Tax on Home Sale1991
Daily JournalHow Refinancing Can Affect Rights1990
Daily JournalDivorce Lawyers Must Watch Tax Law1990
Daily JournalCan Spouses Waive Post-Marriage Support1990
School nameMajorDegreeGraduated
State University of New YorkN/AOther - BachelorsN/A
California Western School of LawN/AJD - Juris DoctorN/A