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Family Law Practice Expands at Thriving Local Law Firm

October 20, 2009

Shulman Rogers to Welcome Three New Lawyers to its Domestic Relations Practice Group

Going through a divorce is difficult, and as the economy improves, more people will make the decision to file for one, according to a report from MSNBC.  Law firm Shulman, Rogers, Gandal, Pordy, and Ecker, P.A. has strengthened its Domestic Relations practice group to provide the best support for people making this life change during the economic upswing.

Joining the firm are Scott Strickler, Geoffrey Platnick, and Hadrian Hatfield.  The three come from Strickler, Sachitano, and Hatfield, P.A., a local firm which dissolved earlier this year. 

“There are hundreds of talented, intelligent attorneys out there searching for jobs, especially in the Washington, D.C. area,” said David Pordy, managing shareholder of Shulman Rogers.  “The three additions to the firm are compatible with our culture, and we know Shulman Rogers will serve as a platform for them to excel.”

The Domestic Relations practice group at Shulman Rogers combines decades of experience dealing with issues surrounding families.  Shulman Rogers also has lawyers who specialize in issues that can arise out of family issues, such as trusts and estate planning, bankruptcy, and real estate.  As for the new attorneys, they have extensive backgrounds in domestic relations:

·        Scott Strickler represents individuals in the negotiation and preparation of property settlement agreements, along with pre- and post-nuptial agreements.  He also takes cases to court dealing with divorce and custody matters.  Strickler focuses on complex domestic relations issues involving business valuations and the use of the tax code to create the best settlement solutions for both parties in a case.

·        Hadrian Hatfield focuses his work on international divorce issues, and is fluent in French.  He also specializes in mediation, regularly providing mediation services to the Court as a scheduling conference facilitator and as an alternative dispute resolution facilitator.

·        Geoffrey Platnick works on complex family law matters.  He is trained and certified in Collaborative Law Practice, a new method of handling family law matters in which the parties agree to work together to resolve their disputes out of court.  He is also a former Assistant Attorney General for the District of Columbia, working on child support establishment and enforcement.

“Shulman Rogers is a firm that focuses on the bottom line for the day, but is always thinking ahead to tomorrow,” added Pordy.  “We know Scott, Geoffrey, and Hadrian share the same mentality.”