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Jennifer F. Wald

Traditional Representation or Litigation

Consulting Attorney to Mediation

Second Opinions

LGBTQ Domestic Partnership and Divorce

Jennifer is one of Silicon Valley’s top attorneys for high-asset marital dissolutions with complex financial issues.

Jennifer’s style is distinctively hands-on: she makes it her job to personally know her clients, understand their goals and objectives, and have command of the details of her cases. When the situation demands, she’ll assemble a team of experts – tax professionals, investment advisors, forensic accountants, equity compensation experts, as well as therapists to provide support during stressful times. She focuses on a modest number of cases at any time, allowing for greater personal attention to the complexities of her cases, plus supervision of and collaboration with any experts.

With over 30 years of experience, Jennifer is well versed in the financial and legal issues that may arise with venture capital, private equity, private companies, hedge funds, real estate and illiquid assets. She is an expert at the apportionment of community and separate property, division of property in difficult-to-value situations, and creative approaches to support.

Jennifer aims to settle cases efficiently and advantageously, but is well-prepared to litigate in support of her clients’ objectives, whether in private or public court.

• B.A., Stanford University, 1987
• J.D., Stanford Law School, 1991

• Certified Family Law Specialist, certified by the State Bar of California Board of Legal Specialization

• Association of Certified Family Law Specialists
• Santa Clara County Bar Association
• San Mateo County Bar Association
• Stanford Public Interest Law Foundation (former)
• Palo Alto Community Child Care (former)

• The Best Lawyers in America, Family Law: named to list every year since 2010
• Family Law Lawyer of the Year: for San Francisco in 2015, by The Best Lawyers in America
• Northern California “Super Lawyer”: every year since 2005, by Super Lawyers Magazine
• Northern California “Super Lawyer” Top 50 Women Lawyers
• Northern California “Super Lawyer” Top 100 California Lawyers
• Rated AV® Preeminent™ by Martindale Hubbell

• Author of a chapter in the 2010 CEB book, “Child and Spousal Support, Establishing, Modifying, and Enforcing” and its annual updates
• Co-author of a chapter in the 2008 CEB book, “Family Law, Financial Discovery” and its annual updates
• Co-author of the article “Equitable Apportionment of a Separate Property Business”, published by the California State Bar’s Family Law News

Jennifer F. Wald