Rosaline L. Zukerman
Rosaline L. Zukerman is an AV rated attorney with more than 30 years experience.
With a bachelors in psychology and a masters in counseling, family law was a natural progression for Roz.
"In criminal law, you find the worst people at their best, and in family law, you find the best people at their worst. Family law deals with real issues that affect the future of good people who are dealing with life challenges and its potential impact on children."
An exemplary 95% settlement record has won Roz the admiration and respect of her clients and peers. You won't be in better hands. If settlement isn't in the cards, Roz's experience in litigation comes into play and her team will work tirelessly to provide a focused, effective, and aggressive approach.
Practice Areas: Family Law in all its permutations.
Peer Review Rating: AV Rated since 1983.
Education: Southwestern University School of Law, J.D., 1980, University of Illinois, B.A., Psychology, summa cum laude, 1952; University of Iowa, M.A., 1974
Admitted: 1981, California; 1982, U.S. Court of Appeals, Ninth Circuit and U.S. District Court, Central District of California; 1989, U.S. District Court, Southern District of California
Memberships: Beverly Hills Bar, Los Angeles County (Member, Sections on: Family Law; Business; Real Estate; Minors Panel Planning Committee) and American (Member, Current Legislation Committee, Section of Real Property, Probate and Trust Law, 1987-1989) Bar Associations; State Bar of California (Member, Education Committee, Business Law Section, 1990—2004). Past Member of Executive Committee of the Beverly Hills Bar Association Business Law Section. Beverly Hills Rotary - 2014. Jewish Vocational Service - 2010 - Present. Womentoring (Los Angeles Library Foundation) 2011 - Present.
Biography: Recognized as Southern California Super Lawyers, 2006. Law Clerk, Los Angeles District Attorney Career Criminal Unit, 1978-1980. Volunteer Attorney, Bet Tzedek Legal Services, 1981-1983. Los Angeles County Juvenile Dependency Panel, 1983 and 1984. Commissioner, Los Angeles City Library Commission, 1982-1984. Volunteer Mediator, Santa Monica Family Court, 1984-1996. Lecturer on Family Law, National Paralegal Association. Commissioner ProTem, Beverly Hills and West Los Angeles Municipal Court, 1984-1997. Special Consultant, "Tax Crimes—Corporate Liability," Tax Management Inc., B.N.A., 1983. ISLN 902503661
Deborah L. Graboff
Deborah began her career in civil litigation in 1983 and for the past twenty years has been exclusively practicing family law. She has had significant training and experience in representing clients in complex litigation, mediation and collaborative law cases. Areas of specialty include pre-nuptial agreements, post-nuptial agreements, spousal support, child custody and visitation, child support and property issues. From the moment she is retained, Deborah guides her clients through an individualized, personal process suited to obtain the best possible outcome. Deborah's expertise, compassion and empathy are unique qualities that help her clients during a very difficult and stressful time in their lives.
Deborah also serves as a Mediator and Temporary Judge for the Los Angeles Superior Court. She is a leader and fundraiser for several charitable organizations in Los Angeles and recieved the Spirit of Humanity Award from Jewish Family Services in 2004. ISLN 906950652
Practice Areas: Family Law Mediation and Collaborative Law
Education: Loyola Marymount University School of Law, J.D., 1983, University of California at Los Angeles, B.A., Cum Laude, 1979
Admitted: 1983 - Admitted to practice before all Courts in the State of California.
Memberships: The State Bar of California, Family Law Section: Los Angeles Collaborative Family Law Association (LACFLA): State Bar Family Law Section CDR/ADR Standing Committee (South).
Julia was admitted to the bar in 1995 after graduating Loyola Law School. After practicing civil litigation and immigration, Julia was introduced to family law when she started working for the Law Offices of Rosaline L. Zukerman in 1999. The prospect of helping families through the most difficult time in their life appealed to Julia and she chose to practice family law exclusively. She did so, first, as an associate with this office, and then with the firm of Freid and Goldsman. In 2004, Julia returned to our office. She has represented our clients in complex cases, involving custody, visitations and property issues. Julia's ability to speak fluent Russian and Spanish allows her to serve clients who are more at ease communicating in these languages. Julia is part of a team of lawyers and support staff who focus on providing professional, compassionate and personal service to our clients.
Practice Areas: Family Law; Civil Litigation; Mediation
Languages: Russian and Spanish.
Education: Loyola Law School, J.D., 1995, California State University, Northridge, B.A., 1991
Admitted: 1995, California
Maureen B. Isaacson
Maureen was born in Detroit, Michigan, and she has been practicing law for over 30 years. She was in private practice in Michigan from 1977 until 1985, when she moved to California and established a private practice in that state. Maureen is recognized as a Certified Specialist in Estate Planning, Trust and Probate Law by the State Bar of California's Board of Legal Specialization. For the past twelve years, Maureen's practice has focused on representing individuals and families in the areas of estate planning, trust administration, probate, elder law, premarital and post-marital agreements, business succession planning, gift giving (charitable or otherwise), entity formation and other related transactional matters.
Maureen assists her clients in estate planning by creating estate plans suited to their needs that will accomplish their goals and honor their wishes in an orderly and tax efficient manner. Whether it's the preparation of a single document, basic plan (which often includes a will, revocable trust, durable power of attorney and an advance health care directive), or a more sophisticated plan (which may include special needs trusts, life insurance trusts, sophisticated revocable and/or irrevocable trusts, charitable trusts and other vehicles for charitable giving, premarital and post marital agreements, cohabitation agreement, business succession documents, etc.) Maureen works closely with the client to ensure the plank is tailored to the clients's needs and wishes.
In addition to estate planning, Maureen also represents individuals, as executors, administrators, trustees and beneficiaries, in the transfer of wealth and administration of decedent's estates, the probate of an estate, or the establishment, funding and/or administration of a trust.
Estate Planning, Trust Administration and Probate
Wayne State University School of Law
JD, 1977: Michigan State University, BS
and Secondary Teaching Certificate, 1968
State Bar of California, Estates and Trusts section
State Bar of Michigan (currently an Emeritus Member)
Los Angeles County Bar Association, Estates and Trusts section
Beverly Hills Bar Association, Estates and Trusts section
Beverly Hills Estate Planning Council
Woodland Hills Estate Planning and Tax Council.
Ani Shirinian was exposed to the legal profession from a very young age. Being raised by a lawyer mother, Ani learned the importance of hard work, dedication and professionalism. While attending Southwestern University, School of Law in Los Angeles, Ani served as a judicial clerk to a family law judge in Superior Court, which provided her with a background, understanding and research experience in family law.
After law school she volunteered at the YWCA where she assisted individuals and families who were victims of domestic violence by providing counseling and guidance in divorce and immigration proceedings. These experiences solidified her desire to assist and provide a service to those individuals who have had an adverse domestic experience and are in need of legal guidance.
She joined the Law Offices of Rosaline Zukerman as an associate attorney where her dedication to assist families through her work continues at the firm by providing clients with guidance and services.
Ani understands the emotional and legal needs faced by individuals with family law issues and is dedicated to providing excellent service to meet those needs. When she is not working, Ani is planning the start of a non-profit organization dedicated to assisting families of domestic violence.
Wendy L. Sheinkopf brings to the firm 20 years of legal experience, with a concentration in all aspects of family law practice as well as expertise in civil litigation, including inter spousal tort actions, and transactional law.
Prior to moving from Illinois to California in 2002, Ms. Sheinkopf previously served as both an officer and General Counsel for Sheffield Systems, Inc., an Illinois-based telecom company, and in addition, served as General Counsel for three related telecom companies. In the capacity of General Counsel, Ms. Sheinkopf personally supervised and handled all aspects of civil litigation for her corporate clients in three states (Illinois, Michigan and Wisconsin) in trial and appellate court, as well as transactional matters. Ms. Sheinkopf has also handled civil litigation matters for other clients, in the States of California and Illinois.
Ms. Sheinkopf attended the University of California at Berkeley, as well as the University of California at Los Angeles, and earned her Bachelor of Arts in English Literature, cum laude, Phi Beta Kappa. Ms. Sheinkopf was accepted by, but did not attend, UCLA's combined Masters / Doctorate program in English Literature. Ms. Sheinkopf attended, and obtained her Juris Doctor from Loyola University of Chicago School of Law. There, Ms. Sheinkopf was on the Dean's List and a Member of the Loyola Moot Court Team for the Chicago Bar Association Inter-School Competition, and also received the American Jurisprudence Award in Property, Issues of Jurisprudence, and the Loyola Academic Achievement Award for Scholastic Excellence in Religion and the Law, the Best Brief Awards for both Moot Court and Appellate Advocacy, and a Commendation for Leadership and Service.
Prior to obtaining her Juris Doctor, among other things, Ms. Sheinkopf held the position of Research Director of an advertising firm, Zebra Associates, Inc. in New York, New York. As Research Director, Ms. Sheinkopf directed research and wrote reports for the National Institute of Mental Health for the National Drug Abuse Prevention Program under Federal Government contract. ms. Sheinkopf also worked as a Junior Financial Analyst for various Wall Street firms in New York, New York, where she was responsible for aspects of market analysis, specializing in the Insurance Industry.
Ms. Sheinkopf is licensed to practice law before all courts of the States of California, Illinois and Michigan, as well as before the U.S. District Courts of the Northern District of Illinois and the Central District of California. ms. Sheinkopf is a member of the Los Angeles Bar Association, and as part of her commitment to community service, is on the Legal Affairs Committee for the Anti-Defamation League.