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My practice with individual clients is limited to consensual dispute resolution (settlement) of family law disputes (divorce, separation, premarital agreements), without going to court and without the intervention of third party decision makers. Such processes include working in Collaborative Practice, as Settlement Counsel and as a consulting attorney for a client in mediation.


I also serve couples and families by helping them to resolve their own disputes in private and on their own terms by acting as a neutral mediator.


I help people to reach fair and equitable resolutions that respect the needs of both parents and the needs of their children. I believe that people should have every opportunity to craft their own solutions when their family undergoes a transition.  In my experience, this leads to better results and minimizes the emotional anf financial damage that can occur in a hostile and adversarial separation and divorce.


Practice areas


  1. Mediation: 50%
    24 years
  2. Family: 30%
    27 years
  3. Arbitration: 20%
    29 years



Hourly ($550/hour)

Payment types:

Cash, Check, Credit card

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Contact info

Nachlis & Fink An Association of Attorneys

291 Geary Street, Suite 600
San Francisco, CA, 94102


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Award nameGrantorDate granted
Northern California Super LawyerSuper Lawyers2016
Northern California Super LawyersSuper Lawyers2015
Northern California Super LawyerSuper Lawyers2014
Northern California Super LawyerSuper Lawyers2013
Northern California Super LawyerSuper Lawyers2012
Northern California Super LawyerSuper Lawyers2011
Northern California Super LawyerSuper Lawyers2010
Northern California Super Lawyer - Top 100Super Lawyers2009
Northern California Super Lawyer - Top 100Super Lawyers2008
Distinguished Service AwardState Bar of California, Family Law Section2007
Eureka AwardCollaborative Practice California2007
Northern California Super Lawyer - Top 100Super Lawyers2007
Northern California Super Lawyer - Top 10Super Lawyers2006
Northern California Super Lawyer - Top 100Super Lawyers2005
Northern California Super Lawyer - Top 100Super Lawyers2004
Bay Area's Top Family Law AttorneysS.F. Chronicle2003
Work experience
TitleCompany nameDuration
PartnerNachlis & Fink1995 - Present
Association namePosition nameDuration
International Academy of Collaborative ProfessionalsMember2002 - Present
American Academy of Matrimonial LawyersFellow2000 - Present
Board of Legal Specialization, State Bar of CaliforniaCertified Family Law Specialist1993 - Present
Association of Certified Family Law SpecialistsMemberN/A
Bar Association of San FranciscoMemberN/A
Collaborative Practice CaliforniaBoard President2012 - 2013
American Academy of Matrimonial Lawyers, Northern California ChapterChapter President2008 - 2008
Council of State Bar Sections, State Bar of CaliforniaCo-Chairman2002 - 2003
Family Law Section, State Bar of CaliforniaChairman1999 - 2000
Collaborative Practice CaliforniaBoard Member1996 - 2015
Family Law Section Exec. Comm., State Bar of CaliforniaMember/Advisor1996 - 2007
Family Law Section, Bar Assn of San FranciscoChairman1995 - 1995
School nameMajorDegreeGraduated
Golden Gate University School of LawLawJD - Juris Doctor1987
University of California - BerkeleyN/ABA - Bachelor of Arts1983