MyVegas Winter 2015

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Readers Choice


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Shawn Goldstein is the founder of Goldstein Law Ltd. The law office is dedicated to excellence in the practice of family law. Throughout Goldstein’s nearly decade of experience, he has practiced family law litigation with an emphasis on divorce actions for high net-worth individuals with complex asset structures, contested child custody and relocation matters. This includes all aspects of prenuptial, postnuptial and marital settlement agreements. With representing numerous high-profile individuals or their spouses, from the business, professional, sports and entertainment industries, he understands the complexity of these cases, the discretion they often require and what it takes to resolve them. The best is through a negotiated settlement or contested litigation. Above all, Goldstein delivers results. In 2014, he was on the trial team that completed what is believed to be the longest trial, encompassing 31 trial days, in the history of the southern Nevada Family Court. In addition to delivering the results his client wanted, that trial also resulted in what is believed to be the largest single award of attorney’s fees after trial in the history of the southern Nevada Family Court, rewarding more than $4 million in favor of his client. Goldstein has litigated and successfully resolved numerous cases where the parties’ net worth is in excess of ten million dollars, several cases in excess of one hundred million dollars and two cases in excess of one billion dollars. In the process, Goldstein works with many experts including forensic accountants, lifestyle analysts, financial planners, document experts, vocational experts, appraisers, and business valuation experts to best present his client’s case to the court. The law of prenuptial agreements in Nevada is ripe with potential pitfalls for the inexperienced attorney, which could significantly impact a client’s finances if not done properly. He has prepared numerous prenuptial agreements with none of them ever being invalidated by the court. Finances are not the only focus of Goldstein’s practice. Children are often the most important aspect of a client’s case. He has litigated what one judge described as the most highly contested child custody matter in her over 15 years on the bench. In that case, Goldstein was able to completely fend off a relocation effort where the other side wanted to move with the children to a state thousands of miles away. He was also able to convince the court in that case that his client, who only had limited time with the children when he hired Goldstein, should have joint physical custody. While these cases are representative of some of Goldstein’s clientele, he also performs pro bono work and, in 2013, was recognized by the Legal Aid Center of Southern Nevada Pro Bono Project for his dedication and service to the community by providing pro bono legal services to low income clients. Originally from Southern California, Goldstein moved to Las Vegas since 1987. Goldstein then returned to Southern California and attended Southwestern University School of Law where his academic excellence continued as he was awarded the Paul W. Wildman Scholarship. This is the highest honor granted to an entering student. While attending Southwestern, he developed a passion for family law and was awarded the Max Goodman Scholarship for his excellence in the study of family law. In 2006, he returned to Las Vegas after graduating from law school has been practicing family law.



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